I am hooked to this new art form. It will be a wonderful format to use when teaching art worship at St. Sabina's next month, April 2015. I intend to use it for Purpose by Design and the girls from Riverwoods this summer as well. There are so many beautiful designs.
The Maker's Space The Art of Meditative Doodling We had a wonderful evening of learning this slow art, that we decided to repeat it. Stay tuned for a date this summer.
All men and women: The great master artists doodled, architects doodle, doctors doodle. Lines on a paper while thinking and contemplating problems is finally being recognized as therapeutic for the mind and soul and general well-being. Come explore how to lower your blood-pressure as well as clear a pathway for divine thoughts to enter your brain. Meditative doodling is a form of prayer and communication with the Creator which engages the body and mind to focus, concentrate and thus find rest.
Why pray? "First, God. God is the subject of life. God is foundational for living. If we don't have a sense of the primacy of God, we will never get it right, get life right, get our lives right. Not God at the margins; not God as an option; not God on the weekends. God at center and circumference; God first and last. Having a conversation with God may be less about you and more about God. Your focus may shift away from yourself and toward your creator. If you have a friend who constantly asks you for things but never really wants to listen to you, how deep can your relationship go? Sometimes we forget that God has a personality and a creative side to Him, and wants to engage us at a deeper level. Let prayer be a time to savor. Look forward to spending time with God, using art as a tool to slow down and be with God. Allow this to be a time in which God speaks to you and you actively seek Him. An audible voice may not come booming out of the clouds, but many thing
July 2022 Once again, Purpose By Design held their summer retreat for teenage girls from Fox Valley Christian Action/FVCA and St. Sabina's Church all from the greater Chicagoland area. Our topic was Emotions, with speakers on Domestic Violence and abuse. In between speakers, there was time for Financial Literacy encouragements from our partner Foolproof Financial Literacy program, budgeting and shopping at the Purpose By Design Store, swimming, making healthy snacks, free time to relax and debrief the sessions, and of course the art worship workshop by The Maker's Space.