Join us online the last Monday of the month from January – November 2022, 7-8:30pm
11 virtual sessions: Jan 31, Feb 28, Mar 28, Apr 25, May 30, Jun 27, Jul 25, Aug 29, Sept 26, Oct 31, Nov 28
Join Jaymie Johnson (Nelson) and Sharon Kallis (Vancouver) to foster mindfulness for resilience by cultivating a creative practice of recording internal and external seasonal observations.
This year-long monthly guild will synthesize our collective learning from last year’s Seasonal Almanac guild with increased structure and guidance for participants. For this 2022 rendition, we will encourage creative record keeping to include seasonal observations alongside personal journaling with a focus on where we’re seeing, hearing and reading notes of resilience in the world around us, so that we can reflect back on this in the following years for future buoyancy.
Taking inspiration from Arzu Mistry and Todd Elkin’s Unfolding Practice: Accordion Book Project, we invite participants to deconstruct how they think about record keeping, journaling and collecting content.
A monthly practice of sharing our notes, drawings, and reflections on the resilience observed around and within us, provides an opportunity to inspire each other in both the mindfulness practice of observing our worlds and the creative practice of recording our observations in ways that are unique to each participant’s skills, interests, and needs.
“My background is not in the arts at all and it was a bit intimidating to meet this group of people who are so knowledgeable and creative. For me it has been an amazing opportunity to learn about everyone’s process of observation and how they document this process. It has been inspiring and I have learned a lot. It has taught me to look at things with a different purpose. Be more conscious about small details and think more about the extraordinary in the everyday.”
– Angeles Hernandez Correa, 2021 Seasonal Almanac participant
This is a paid drop-in program with individual tickets for each month – make sure to register separately for each date you plan to attend. We hope that many will be able to join for most of the sessions however this is not mandatory.
As a virtual series, Zoom and camera capability is required to participate.
Ticket prices per session:
$8 – Sponsored Placement (SP)
$14 – Volunteer Supported (VS)
$20 – Community Patron (CP)
Pay what you can – subsidized spaces in this program are available thanks to the generous donations of EartHand community members. For more information about our pricing scale see this blog post.
Get your tickets for each session here:
Note: Only tickets for the first 6 months are currently available for booking – the final 5 months will be available upon announcement in late spring.