What it took

And this is what it took

For family bonds to be restored

For homes to be taken care of

For those odd jobs to be done

And this is what it took

For puzzles to be dusted off

For forts to be built

For more books to be read

And this is what it took

For families to bake together

For our bodies to be nourished

For health to be prioritised

And this is what it took

For children to learn of boredom

For friendships to strengthen

For the birds to be heard

And this is what it took

For driveways to be played on

For rainbows to be drawn

For neighbours to connect

And this is what it took

For time in nature to be appreciated

For music to be enjoyed

For creativity to come alive

And this is what it took

For communities to unite

For Mother Earth to regenerate

For new ways to be discovered

And this is what it took

For the world to truly slow down

And if this is what it took…

What are we taking away from all of this?

πŸ’›

By Simone Parker

@embarkedwithsimone

14.04.2020


Group Acrylic Mini Mandala Painting Intuitive Art Therapy Workshop with Embarked with Simone in Atwell, South of Perth Western Australia

Magnificent Mini Mandalas

A wonderful night last Friday night with a special group of 9 (one who escaped before the group shot) πŸ’—
I was so grateful that they chose to create some Mandala magic as part of a birthday celebration & had a great time guiding them through the process. Such a fun bunch & so special for them to have formed the bond they all have & to make the time to connect altogether regularly πŸ’›
All of them had varying levels of nerves, most didn’t think they could do it, but all came away with their own unique masterpiece, amazed at what they all achieved & amazed at how different each Mandala was ✨
It was a bit of a baptism by fire having 9 for my first Mini Mandala Workshop, but we did it & I absolutely loved it! Looking forward to my next Mini Mandala Group on the 19th of May 🎨
If you’d love to book in your own group, or would love to attend one of my upcoming workshops, please see my Mandala Painting Workshop page for more details πŸ’›

 

Group Acrylic Mini Mandala Painting Intuitive Art Therapy Workshop with Embarked with Simone in Atwell, South of Perth Western Australia


Group Acrylic Mandala Painting Intuitive Art Therapy Workshop with Embarked with Simone in Atwell, South of Perth Western Australia

April Mandalas

Yesterday was an absolutely wonderful day with this lovely & very talented group! It was an absolute pleasure to take them through my Mandala Painting process & to talk all things art, art materials, workshops, etc with them.

Little did I know when Wendy booked the group in that they would have decades of combined art experience (including teaching by Wendy & Elaine) amongst them… but all the better for my nerves #nopressure πŸ˜‰

It was so great to connect with this friendly group, & although it may have been our first workshop together, it won’t be the last as I look forward to getting to some of Wendy’s workshops / courses, including what sounds like an amazing weekend retreat next year 🎨🌿

A special thank you again to Wendy for organising the group, and to my friends @ Portfolio Picture Framers for again donating a voucher to each participant to use to frame their masterpiece πŸ’–

If you would love to attend any of my Mandala Painting Workshops, please see my calendar of events. I have 3 places that have become available in my next full day workshop on the 5th of May, & 2 left for the 9th of June πŸ’›


Group Acrylic Mandala Painting Intuitive Art Therapy Workshop with Embarked with Simone in Atwell, South of Perth Western Australia

Marvellous Mandalas

Last night, I held the final session for my January Mandala Painting Evening Series πŸ’›

Once again, the process & the results amazed us all, & I am so proud of these 2 for committing to this time for themselves & trying something new! Such beautiful masterpieces with beautiful stories πŸ’™

I love my Evening Series as it means that the group have some creative relaxation time out each week for 4 weeks, it offers flexibility for those who may not be able to leave their little ones for a full day, it allows the group (& myself ☺️) to connect over 4 evenings over the 4 weeks, & I love seeing the surprise on their faces when they come back each week & remember the amazing progress they made the week before 😍

If you would like to join a group, or to come along with a bunch of friends, my next Evening Series options are below, & I would love to take you on this creative journey 🎨

β€’ Tuesday February 12th, 19th, 26th, & 5th March 2019

β€’ Wednesday March 20th, 27th, 3rd April, & 10th April

β€’ Tuesday May 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th

β€’ Wednesday June 12th, 19th, 26th, & 3rd July