~ The Art Of Change ~ with Carol Omer ~

Art and Creativity as Mediums for Empowerment , Connection and Change…

Create New Dreams…Seeding the Future Vision

Posted by carolom on November 24, 2008

The Families that Play and Create together, Grow and Flourish Together…

 

We had a wonderful weekend camp…thanks to the Miminis who came from two Communities up north to join us in the Riverland.

Along with the Mandala art and making clay beads, we work-shopped the Vision for the Womens groups…then painted terra cotta pots and planted the Sunflower seeds that will grow along with the new changes..

Thankyou to the Women for allowing us to photograph the art work and capture the many wonderful moments where Nanas and great grandchildren, Elders and younger Women sat and enjoyed the  creative processes  together….

What better way to spend a weekend in the Riverland sun in Ngarrindjeri country?

Deanna Nungala and I feel very privileged to have been invited to host the Celeberating our Community ART of Change camp and look forward to our Miminis Nopin ventures when we can return the gifting by visiting the Women and seeing how the Sunflowers have grown….

Miminis Nopin – Women on the Move… Women overcoming the pain of the past and seeding the Vision for the Future…

Art based activities that everyone- young and old -can enjoy together….

Deanna and I wearing the clay necklaces we made during the Apology week, to honor the Mothers whose children were stolen from them.  Nungala is a Stolen Generation survivor and a Warrior Woman of the heart in the truest sense….

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Our Vision Workshopping Board….

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Painting the clay beads they have rolled earlier in the day is wonderful for concentration for the little kids and fun~creativity for all ages…

tia

Little sister can create and paint her own beads too!

didi

This pot-painter will seed some fantastic changes for her  Community I am sure…

yvonne

The gorgeous goddess with the smile that lights up rooms and hearts…

lesley

Our Chef extraordinaire took time out from her delicious food-making to paint a pot of her own…

lou

Lady birds for good luck turned up on the top of this artists work….

tania

…as you can see….

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Mother and Daughter creating together……they have a vegie garden at home and the new Sunflowers might fill that garden one day! One single  seed births the seeds of many new flowers over one single season…

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…seeding the Vision is a journey of process, attention, watering and ….patience….

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…all pots are sealed with varnish and the upper torso lean, with head titled upward is a spraying skill learnt after accidentally inhaling a nostril full of varnish dust on the first ever pot.  Interesting shadow cast on the ground there….

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3 Responses to “Create New Dreams…Seeding the Future Vision”

  1. Cecelia said

    I love that you are involved in these very important efforts to heal, instill pride and empower the Aboriginal people in their identity!

  2. andrea henschke said

    Love this work can’t wait til you come to Kingscote. Have got Daas clay at home just waiting to get the right message and motivation to start, to scroll through your work has given me the motivation to get started. Thanks Carol.

  3. Liz Votino said

    Carol, you are so positive and inspirational. Thks for sharing yr photos. I feel very privileged to see you sharing so unconditionally. Keep up the good work.

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