''Over the last decade, I have felt a really powerful shift in my creativity and my life. I want to share it with you because it is about how I fell in love with art again. Opulent magenta, iridescent liquid metals and velvet blues were used to create my new work as well as the worlds blackest black, glitter and resin! I love to create paintings that reflect the light at different angles, causing the surface to sparkle or shimmer and magical digital collages that make your heart sing''
MY HEART CENTERED APPROACH TO CREATIVITY
Discover and return to a more simple, and meaningful way of approaching your creative life.
Joanne Webb is a gentle guide, arts educator and award-winning painter intertwining a fine art background from the Royal Academy, a passion for design, British manufacturing, Buddhist heart centered teachings, creativity, Sanskrit chanting and wellbeing.
The concept of having an 'art practice' is something that embodies ideas and the process of making art. Essentially it is a form of intellectual and imaginative inquiry. It is the place where research can be carried out and where we interpret the evidence in a range of different ways.
The concept of spiritual practice or spiritual discipline is regular or full-time actions and activities undertaken for the purpose of cultivating spiritual development.
I am interested in the space in the middle where the two practices are combined.
Lynne - Painting retreat 2020
I loved it, my first ever painting experience so was nervous and excited at the same time. I learned so much in just 4 days. My belief that I’m not a painter has gone! Having the luxury of 2 very different artists teaching, guiding, encouraging, inspiring, sharing their wisdom, philosophies and artistic skill. Having you working on your own paintings alongside us was brilliant.
Lizzie - Go with the flow workshop
What a beautiful day with you Joanne. You have created the perfect space for mind, body and spirit. You are a soul we all need to be with so that we can return to ourselves. Thank you for allowing that to happen!
Paul - Thriving artist programme
Joanne mentored me in the final part of my Final Major Project at college and help me generate ideas for a final out come, also for the end of year show. I passed the course with a distinction and had some very good responses from people who came to the show. I found Joanne to be easy and her knowledge to be refreshing, this helped me to take the project to the final stage''
Loius - Go with the flow workshop
I found the workshop relaxing and all my worries and stress have gone away through the chanting, art and meditation''
Lama Surya Das - Spiritual Leader / Western Buddhist Meditation Teacher and Author, Poet & Chantmaster in Tibetan Dzogchen Tradition
Anne - Go with the flow workshop
What a wonderful day. Joanne creates a beautiful space to share her chants, art and artistic expression with great humour. It was fun, relaxing and enjoyable.More please!
Becca - Go with the flow workshop
Thank you for holding a nurturing soul workshops.For sharing the meanings, the power of chant and meditation and for providing a space to enable our creative energy to flow. I really look forward to re-grouping
Josephine - Painting retreat 2020
I loved how the days flowed within the structured daily program, that they brought the outside in and took the inside out. I loved the music, meditations, conversations, grounding in and out, playfulness, quiet, calm, joy, studio environment both inside and out, the collaborative art, the motivational cards and getting to spend time with extraordinary women!
Victoria - Go with the flow workshop
Amazing! Joanne holds a wonderful space to enable creation. The yoga classes that I attend keep a similar algorithm! Joanne holds the space so that the energy can flow. I found I was able to do things I would have been nervous about without the chantings and special space
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''I have found that having a meditation practise valuable alongside my creativity transformative and this has made me feel at ease at the easel. Sometimes in the middle of the painting, I will simply just stop. I will put down the paintbrush and set my timer for ten minutes, place my feet firmly and flat on the ground, place my palms up, rest my view, and focus on the breath''
FREE COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS
The Creative Metta art and wellbeing project 2021 is now live and launched. The 1st phase of our campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of creativity on our mental health is via Instagram @creativetribe.guru.
Join us on Mondays and Thursday each week! We need creative beings everywhere to respond and create work around our word and visual prompts! Showcase YOUR work!
Due to Covid-19 restrictions there is a delay to face to face workshops based in Chichester, west Sussex in partnership with social prescribing. Funded by Arts Council and Chichester District Council.
METTA - SIMPLY MEANS 'BEYOND'
THE STORY OF YINMN BLUE: THE NEWEST BLUE PIGMENT
YinMn Blue was discovered by chance in 2009 by Professor Mas Subramanian and Andrew E. Smith, who was then a graduate student at Oregon State University. Its unusual name refers to the periodic symbols for the elements it contains – Yttrium (Y), Indium (In), and Manganese (Mn). Artists have long had a fascination with the colour blue. 15th Century artist Cennino Cennini wrote that Lapis Lazuli is “a glorious, lovely and absolutely perfect pigment beyond all the pigments. It would not be possible to say anything about or do anything to it which would not make it more so.” When artist Yves Klein developed International Klein Blue more than 500 years later, he was exploring the transcendent, extra-dimensional quality of the colour. “Blue is the invisible becoming visible”, he wrote, “Blue has no dimensions, it is beyond the dimensions of which other colours partake.” It’s hard not to think that the discovery of a new blue pigment is particularly exciting.
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