We go through our lives making our marks in so many ways. Here, with brush and ink, how we manifest in the world can be seen directly. We appreciate our minds - and our lives - when we make a true stroke of the moment.
Explore the creative process with sketchbook in hand, bringing heaven down to earth, vision into expression, brush, ink and pencil onto the page. Following in the tradition of the Chinese "Three Perfections" of painting, poetry and calligraphy, words are added in a relaxed haiku form to reveal the inner and the outer landscape.
The winter woods around the monastery will be our inspiration. Using the drawing exercises in the expanded edition of her book True Nature, Barbara will guide in the alive and insightful creation of illustrated journal pages. In the tradition of Henry David Thoreau, the study of nature becomes a way to understand our human nature.