Art Journal along with me!

by Julie Gibbons on March 9, 2015

the encircled self

Aho, art journalers! Last week I spent some time devising a workshop called The Encircled Self for Hali Karla's SPECTRUM 2015 offering. As usual with my mixed media work, the aim was to create lots of deep meaning behind the piece and I amazed myself at how long I spent engaged in this process. You see, Hali's mission ...


happy baby yoga pose

I'm just back from a couple of days spent down on the east coast of Scotland. I was answering a call to visit the sea - and it was quite insistent - after all, as Terry Tempest Williams says; We are water. We are ocean. We are home.  It was freezing, of course - and we were the only ones ...


Scholarship applications open

by Julie Gibbons on January 13, 2015

Mandala Magic 2015 (artful self discovery)

Important Update : APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED! So many scholarship applications were received in just one day, I've had to close the process, to allow me time to go through each one and select the best fit. So sorry to all of you have missed out this time. Thank you to everyone who has applied. Successful applicants ...

A Sacred Art Workshop

by Julie Gibbons on January 6, 2015

tara postcard

I may be wildly out of my depth, but I just booked myself onto a weekend workshop at Samye Ling at the end of February. It's called Drawing the Deity, and I've chosen to work with Tara. All I know is that I'll be learning how to draw Tara in accordance with traditional proportions. It's all part of ...


What’s different about Mandala Magic 2015?

by Julie Gibbons on January 5, 2015

Mandala Magic 2015

I received an email overnight from Christine, who asked; I have just ordered The Mandala Work Book and the Creating Mandalas book by the same author and notice that you mention the first book in your workshop promotion.  Could you tell me if the exercises you will be using are the same ones from the book ...


Air Alchemy, Animal Guides and Archetypes, oh my!

by Julie Gibbons on January 2, 2015

Air Alchemy Shadow Card

How much would you wish to begin your year with a coven gathering? How much would you wish to delve into the mystery of animal guides and archetypes? How much would you wish to make your own personal deck of oracle cards? Oh, wow - that much, really? You are a woman after my own heart :) Here's how you can ... The ...


Deeper Self Inquiry and a Hashtag for 2015

by Julie Gibbons on January 1, 2015

child pose yoga

image: January's image for the Yoga Wheel of the Year calendar All the very best to you and yours on this, the start of a whole new calendar year! How does it find you? I am in recovery from a nasty virus that visited just after Boxing Day. It was nasty enough to see me in bed for a couple ...


The light lets you be in the dark

by Julie Gibbons on December 21, 2014

winter solstice light

The sun is setting. It's  15:42 on the shortest day of the year (it rose at 08:44.) As I light the candles in celebration of this shortest day and longest night, it occurs to me that we need the light, not to banish the dark - but so that we can be in the dark. No matter our growth, ...

You’re OK You’re OK You’re OK

by Julie Gibbons on December 4, 2014

Seventh Veil extract

We're in circle, each of us taking our turn to try and express the ineffable, and she says, "I have some words, would you mind if I share?" The circle leans in towards her, at the same time each individual body sinks further into the ground underneath. Some of us smiling and nodding, some with eyes closed, ...

My Artist’s Story (a conversation with Connie Hozvicka)

by Julie Gibbons on December 3, 2014

21 secrets conversation

I love Connie Hozvicka, there's just no two ways about it. When Connie asked me to lead a workshop in 21 Secrets 2014, I did not hesitate to say yes. When Connie asked me to spend time in conversation with her about my Artist's Story, I jumped at the opportunity. You can catch the results of that chat ...

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