"When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a complete joy." ~ Rumi
This Thursday I'll be teaching my "Beautiful Quote Painting" to a local mom's group. The lotus below is the style of watercolor I'd be demonstrating. Lots of color, water, and play. This is a private venue that I was asked to teach, but here's my class description: Learn how to paint a "Haiku" style watercolor painting. Gina Lee Kim will demonstrate and guide students to create two simple backgrounds (one landscape, one floral still-life) that mimic the Japanese poetry of soft color and abstract texture. Bring an inspirational quote or a prayer. We will then write out in metallic pen or collage our texts onto the painted backgrounds. Take home your finished art that you can proudly frame. All levels welcome.
I was so happy when I finished this painting. I felt like I was connected to heaven, connected to my mom, connected with the core of who I really am.
My intention as a watercolor instructor is connection. I want to help my students connect with their creative selves--that artful, sacred place that makes us feel whole.