Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Creative Journey

I have just signed up for a wonderful class! It's called "The Creative Journey" and it's loosely based on Joseph Campbell's The Hero's Journey. If you Google "the hero's journey" you'll get a lot of info on the concept. There have been a ton of classes formed that explore this idea further as it applies to certain areas of people's lives, e.g. creativity in this case.

The class is taught by Barb Kobe and you can read about it at her website: The class runs from Feb. 22 to May 3. It's designed to help you through a difficulty in your life, a life transition, deciding what to do with your life, or any kind of question you may have about how to proceed on a certain issue.

The class is set up in a game motif. You design a game board based on your life and what you're going through. The above example is someone's actual game board from a previous class. Throughout your journey you'll design game pieces to signify obstacles, allies, fears, etc. The dolls in the collage above are actual game pieces from participants of past classes.

It's not too late to sign up. There has only been one lesson so far. You can listen to the recordings of the classes if you are unable to "attend" via computer. You get an e-booklet of the class structure and all the info you'll need for designing your game board, creating characters, etc. There is a private Yahoo group set up for the participants where you can access files, photos and any other info necessary.

Can't you tell I'm excited about this? I'm in the process of designing my game board now. The next teleconference is a week from Sunday and you should have your game board and your "hero" designed by then. I'll be posting bits and pieces of my personal journey here, along with my other art. It should be a lot of fun!

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