Monday, February 20, 7 to 9 p.m.
The Journey of Caregiving through the Art of the Journal
—with Clare Farrell and Anita White
At MCBA. The meeting is free and open to adult journal keepers.
The journal serves a variety of functions. Those functions are unique to each individual artist. Over the lifetime of the artist the visual journal will change to accommodate the changes in an artist's life. That evolution is a good thing. Join us tonight to learn how two artists are using their journals to address the experiences of caregiving. Each artist will speak for approximately 30 minutes and there will be a period for questions as well. Bring your own journals for sharing after the presentations.
Part A: Journaling as a Quiet Respite from Stressful Times—with Clare Farrell.
Clare will discuss how she uses her journal as an island of calm, "a place to land and rest for a few moments," by drawing from her imagination and engaging her sense of play and meditation through the use of color and pattern as she negotiates the path of caregiving with her father.
Part B: Drawing the Moments that Matter—with Anita White
Anita will present samples of sketching done to document a variety of moments in the experience of her family as she deals with hospitalization, change, and adaptation.