Count down has commenced for my final days as a permanent stall holder at The Fremantle Markets. One of the benefits though, is that as the conversations unfold, new ideas emerge about how I will use my fantastic new space at Cell 18 in the Old Fremantle Gaol. In recent weeks several FIFO workers have ventured in, all artists in nature and often profession, all looking for some way to keep their art alive whilst out on site and also when they have returned to city life.
So I am thinking that one of the initiatives I could create is a FIFO Artists' circle scheduled each week in which we can play with journalling, both visual and verbal. Journals are a great, cheap, portable way of giving expression to the imagination, feelings and thoughts. This concept needs to be developed but in the meantime I am recommending two great books to my FIFO customers. Part of my reason for having a variety of books on the stall is to offer different points of entry for people to get engaged with journalling without feeling overwhelmed. These two are two of the best. They are Journal Spilling by Diana Trout and The Journal Junkies Workshop by E. Scott and D. Modler.
I have said more about these books on my other blog space www.georgina-mavor.blogspot.com. That blog goes beyond art and craft for creative purposes into its connections and life affirming relationship to our mental health and spiritual makeup. It represents more of the bigger picture - something that will unfold with my move to Cell 18. With more time at hand my writing, creative and circle work will expand. Roll on end July.