Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Living Our Passion

I've returned from attending and teaching at the Women's Voices Symposium at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, and have been processing and integrating everything I experienced in the three days of deep exploration.  I attended workshops with wonderful teachers: Suzi Banks Baum, Jana Stanfield, Heather Summerhayes Cariou, Melissa Harris and June Gould.  I taught two workshops "Images, Insights and Illumination: The Transformative Power of Images" and a Photography and Photo App Exploration art class.  There was amazing music made including performances by Joanne Shenandoah and Kathy Sherman.  Every moment was filled with something inspiring, and I've come home ready to create!

I've been wondering how to put into words everything I experienced, and today this quote by Catherine of Siena found me, and expressed perfectly the feeling I have after these three days of connecting with others who are intent on using their art medium to make a difference in the world.  Thank you to Jan Phillips for making this event happen!  If you want a glimpse into what we experienced, the joy, the fun, the learning, watch this video.


Joanne Huffman said...

I bet your students had a wonderful time.

Suzi Banks Baum said...

Oh dearest Catherine...you set the world ablaze. And we are all warmed to ignition by your light. I loved being with you at Skidmore. I look forward to our next time. And til then, let us light the world together! xo S