When I first heard of Georgia’s workshop about visual linguistics I thought, I don’t need that. 

When I first heard of Georgia’s workshop about visual linguistics I thought, I don’t need that.  I’ve been painting landscapes since I can remember, and I’ve never felt like I could get enough of it… take a workshop about finding my symbols and colors and creative ethos? It may not have made sense but I just knew this would be good for me and my art. So I jumped into what would be a workshop that unleashed the supercharged flow of creativity.

With guided prompts and general frameworks to launch pieces using varied medium, Georgia skillfully facilitated a creatively charged atmosphere that was the epitome of freedom and exploration.  Using various prompts, concepts, objectives, or guides to help us take off making art as a response, kept us moving fast and unhindered! We all had an epiphany that we were engaged in truly meaningful play.  I’ve rarely given myself that much sustained permission to just create with color, form and texture!   I came away with almost fifty pieces!

And got so much out of it, I’m so glad I gave it a try. Georgia helped us all be our most creative selves and the experience granted me creative freedom and also familiarity with some new media.  I’ll be turning to this type of art-making to keep myself free-flowing and creative between the most exacting works.  It’s the dynamic approach of just allowing the creativity to flow and play to happen. The workshop methods have wound their way into my landscape painting as an approach of purely creative abandon.

~Nathalie W.