honouring our influences

being invited to think about an educational workshop I participated in
nearly forty years ago got me thinking…

it’s interesting to recognise & acknowledge specific ways in
which people have contributed to, and influenced, us

I had to dig deep to identify the massive contribution the transformational workshop made to me
all those years ago, and this evoked a desire to name some of my teachers, mentors, gurus and guides
…to honour them I have made a book

book cover&shadowit’s a one-off, handmade unique work

Educators Page

fairly arbitrary categories were chosen to create sections

BodyMind page√
ThinkingPhilosophy page

Teachers page
(above) Teachers before they were affixed!

Creatives page√

Poets&Musicians
and tucked into a glasseine envelope at the back of the book,
below, letter to a teacher

letter+shadow

thankyou to Helen for asking to see the book
which comes to you from

press + shadow

I made a choice not to include my friends, ancestors, neighbours, family,
detractors, intimates, enemies, supporters, students, lovers, strangers, relatives –
ie everybody who has ever been in my life and has made me who I am…

because the tome would be
enormous

 

4 Comments

  1. Mog said:

    It’s wonderful Lilla, thank you for sharing x o x

    May 9, 2015
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  2. Steve Mallett said:

    Lills, I love this! So many names, many of whom have touched or nudged or moved me in some way. I continue to be astonished by your endless creation of beautiful artefacts….

    May 8, 2015
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  3. Hellie said:

    The people who leave footprints in your heart. Quite a task to honour them all.

    May 8, 2015
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  4. Kim Coe said:

    Beautiful work that combines ethereal delicacy with a great sense of travel and exposure to the Source – in many guises.

    May 8, 2015
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