We finished the second half of our workshop at Turning Point KC and what a time we had! I’m so impressed with the people who came and try their hand at making ooglys and experimenting with clay as a way to help manage their health care concerns. I’m already making plans to go back and lead another set of sessions in a few months.
|Participants sharing their creations at Turning Point.|
Our session last week focused on making ooglys. Sometimes, I take a few “examples” with me but this time I chose not to and just walked the group through the process of creating their oogly. Since this group is dealing with healing and working through issues related to chronic illness, I thought they might enjoy exploring for themselves. One participant affirmed that saying “It was so good we started with nothing!” I couldn’t agree more.
|Letting the imagination take over.|
|Turning Point was a warm and welcoming setting for the creative process.|
Given the size of the mouths on a number of ooglys, it wasn’t surprising everyone had lots to say about their pieces in their writing. The most enjoyable part for me though, was the laughter and smiles as everyone played with clay last week and their eagerness to touch the clay again this week.
|Big mouths and lots of hair abounded.|
|Everyone's oogly is dear to them.|
|Myrna with Cathy Pendleton, Director of Adult Programs|