I've just started teaching a ten week workshop combining SoulCollage® and the book "The Nine Modern Day Muses (and a Bodyguard)" by Jill Badonsky. Each week we get to know a new Muse and explore what they have to offer and then we make a SoulCollage® card representing the Muse. This week we spent time discovering "Arnold" who is the Bodyguard. You can see from my card that my Bodyguard is a wise old man, but it could be an animal or a female bodyguard. The Bodyguard protects you from the criticism of others as well as you own inner critic and encourages you to believe in yourself.
Jill has recently written a new book called "The Awe-Manac: A Daily Dose of Wonder" which sits next to my bed for daily inspiration. Jill offered a free teleconference call this week which I dialled into. I am so glad I did. I loved the exercises Jill gave us, especially one where we took the beginning of a song title and finished it with our own words (the words Jill gave us were "Echoes of ......."). My new titles will make perfect names for my photographs and the timing was just right as I am putting together a body of work for a photography exhibition in February.