(The Surprise Workshop is at the bottom of this post – but first, check out the cats)
What is it about cats? One of my online workshops is called “The Mystical Cat Shaman,” and the photos I’m getting from students of their magical critters are just brilliant. I thought you’d like to see a few of them.
This one is by JoliBlanch, who writes, “I wanted to do a 2020 healing shaman. So in that spirit, since cats and birds don’t usually socialize, the birds are there symbolic of The wish for unity among all peoples. The heart is the love energy needed, the blue crystal is healing energy, and the gold bead represents the God energy. The milagros on either side represent the magic we all need now. So – angel wings, dragons, unicorn and faerie energy.”
Next, we have two Cat Shamans by Barbara Linderman. She says, “I took your online Cat Shaman class this summer. Attached are pics of my two creations. It had been a while since I had done any kind of mixed media work and your class has inspired me to do more.”
Meet “The Collector” and “The Fortune Teller.”
Finally, here are some figures that go in their own fabulous direction by doll-maker Kathryn Hall. She notes. “I really enjoyed your video class Lyn, so thought I’d show you my take on it. I made two cats and two crows. I make my own faces from polymer clay.”
Look at these faces! And the bodies!
All of these pieces are so creative. When I teach a workshop, i hope for exactly this – original artwork inspired by my lessons but not copied from my work! Yay!
I’m so grateful to all the makers in the Cat Circle – I’ll share more soon. The workshop is still available if you are ready to make you own Cat (or crow – or dog?) Shaman. Just click here to checkout the free preview lessons.
And now — the SURPRISE WORKSHOP!!!
In one of our first collaborations, Michelle Belto and I did a class called Mask, Robe, and Rune.
Michelle just made this workshop available on her Teachable site. It’s a wonderful project that combines faces, waxed collage papers, free-standing sculptures, and spooky runes and writings. Because it’s been previous published, you can sign up for just $29 for the entire course with both of us team teaching.
Here’s an example of the Mask, Robe and Rune mixed-media assemblage – you will learn to make those great papers to use as the “robes” on the figures – and much more. Thanks, Michelle!! Here’s that link.
Remember what our ancestors told us –“Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.” You don’t want any devils in your workshop. Check out the Cat Shaman and Mask, Robe and Rune and keep your hands out of trouble!
All of your cat shamans are awesome!!!! You are an excellent teacher! Cindy
Lyn, I love all the Cat Shamans & Bird Shaman! Thanks for sharing!
What great shamans! My granddaughter and I used to make stuffed and appliqued dolls to hang on her bedroom wall, which is when I started with your ceramic goddess faces. I fear they were too benign for her..you know all the walking dead stuff..she made a Frankenfairy doll at about ten..it still hangs above where her bed was…she is 25 this month. Love your site and your wonderful creativity,,,love to you, Bette