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Friday, February 12, 2016

Time and Space to be creative

I wrote in a previous blog about the Seminars Tony Maestri and I attended at Brockwood Park with Krishnamurti; the many books we read and how we based an entire Photography Course at the then Bournemouth College of Art, (now Arts University Bournemouth) on his teachings (a secret course which ran parallel with the official one we pretended to follow)
And this is the very heart of the teaching I have followed ever since. He wrote something which particularly inspired me..
'that the state of creative emptiness is not a thing to be cultivated- it is there, it comes darkly, without any invitation, and only in that state is there a possibility of renewal, newness, revolution':
' die to everything of yesterday, so that your mind is always fresh, always young, innocent, full of vigour and passion. and that it is only in that state that one learns and observes'
In short, that is what our workshops and retreats are all about. They are where the adventure starts.
No need to tell you any more right now, simply because there is no written formula to follow in being creative. Can you remember when you first learned to swim or ride a bike? Of course you can. And it's like that, we just do it. painting, poetry, photography, making, doing and of course walking, eating, laughing; inhabiting this beautiful space where our creativity is released, it is suddenly there.
Our next Time and Space workshop/retreat is May 26 weekend in Assisi, with Michael Eldridge and Michelle Rumney
Where past and future are brushed aside and our minds are fresh young and innocent once more

                      The studio at Casa Faustina

A beautiful studio on the hill beneath the swaying pine trees at Casa Faustina

You can find out more on this link  
And you can hear Michelle interviewing Michael on this link
And should you wish to write to Michael, here is his email
Or call him whatsapp +39 3283535358
Best wishes