We’ve all made marks on paper, walls and other surfaces since we could hold a fat crayon. We’ve doodled during phone conversations, lectures, and staff meetings – and making dashes, curves and lines are not something newly invented. Whether or not our doodling or tangling is mindful or not, this mark making is relaxing, fun, meditative, and can be very addictive.
In this workshop we will be using rubber stamps on artist trading cards (ATC) as a way to explore the creative process with doodling and tangling. The focus will be on fun and learning how to enhance your personal mark-making; not on learning a trademarked doodle. You will also learn about ATCs and how to work “mis-takes” into an overall design. Many examples of tangled art will be available to inspire the participant.
About Donnalynn Chase
Before moving to “here in paradise” Donnalynn facilitated, coached, and taught workshops in her private practice and corporate jobs. She figures she held over 250 workshops and classes between 2001 and 2015, with the majority of them focused on the creative process. In 2006, Donnalynn built an art studio which became a refuge for her and her clients. Aside from workshops in her private practice, she offered life coaching, day and weekend long retreats, and an on-going journaling circle that lasted for 13 years (it actually kept going after she moved). Donnalynn held most of her offerings at her studio preferring smaller groups but also taught at local adult education sites, wellness centers, and art stores, as well as holding retreats at local retreat centers.
Donnalynn is a self-taught collage artist who loves to share her passion for self-expression with others. In early 2017, she helped to co-found the collage group which meets twice a month at Gualala Arts to cultivate collage making and community. She has been trained as a life coach, facilitator, trainer, speaker and more recently as a SoulCollage™ facilitator. In addition, donnalynn claims she is a corporate refugee and recovering perfectionist, and has a Jack Russell Terrier who keeps her smiling.