These are poems that were shared in the recent Group Peer Support (GPS) facilitator training, hosted by Perinatal Support Washington (PS-WA).
From Art Church - Jan 15, 2023
In today's Art Church, I pulled a card for each person who wanted one. We pulled from 2 decks: Animal Spirit by Kim Krans and Dirt Gems by Anne Louise Burdett & Chelsea Granger. Folks could choose a plant ally or animal ally to take them into the new year. Maybe you'd like an ally for 2023? Feel free to choose one that resonates for you!
An update about Art Church
The bullet points:
Instead of Art Church being on 3rd Sundays every month, they'll be scheduled on different Sundays and the dates posted quarterly. After having to cancel several, I realized that my schedule just doesn't work well with trying to plan a year in advance. Quarterly planning and scheduling of the Art Church dates means I'll be better able to ensure they work with my schedule and hopefully I won't have to reschedule or cancel.
The format will be slightly different. I'll be bringing something to each Art Church gathering for us to do together - it may be pulling cards for everyone (that's what's happened in January! March was found word poetry), or an art or journaling exercise, or a simple follow-along type project. Nothing will require any specific supplies, and it's 100% opt-in. So if you just want to chill and watch or work on your own thing, or join the call for the later portion, that's just fine!
Loose schedule will be:
First 15 minutes: arriving, chatting, checking in
30-45 minutes for exercise/activity
1 hour for art'ing on your own project, chatting, etc.
If you'd like to skip the structured bits completely, plan to join the call about an hour after our start time.
The next dates for Art Church are:
Want more info about Art Church? Here's a blog post I wrote about it.
Art Church is not religious or affiliated with any faith tradition. The idea is that art and creativity are inherently beautiful, joyful, and sacred and that doing them together in community with others is a spiritual and revolutionary act. Join us no matter what you believe.....as long as you believe in MAKING shit.
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I hope you'll join us for an Art Church playdate sometime!!