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Saturday, August 12, 2006

The Well


The Well met yesterday, and for the first time, we had the chance to make some art together, as well as doing a bit of the usual work that you do when starting a group of this kind, finding premises, arranging visits... For anyone new to this blog, The Well is a small group of artists with mental health issues, who decided to meet together to create community, as well as art. It was a joy to sit and work with other artists; fun, too. We laughed a lot, told stories, shared information about ourselves and our work...there was even an impromptu discussion about materials and approaches going on in the top corner. Jo made a birthday card for a friend; Rob made a drawing or two, as well as 'lending' me his kitchen roll; Michelle made a pastel drawing of a flower. Me, I made some of the little secret journals, and was teased unmercilessly about taking up more than my fair share of the room! I pointed out that I always managed to expand to fill the space available plus ten per cent... okay, probably more...

We're planning a visit to London together soon, to see the Kandinsky exhibit. I'm not sure if London is ready for The Well...but we're surely ready for London!

3 comments:

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

What are "secret journals"? I love the colors of the watercolor papers in the photo. Are they the pages of the journals?

Anne Wigfull said...

A full report on the Kandinski exhibition if you please.

MargaretR said...

Hi Marion, I'm glad your first meeting of The Well seemed to be such fun for you all. It will be lovely for you all to go to london together.