from Beth Lorio for A Teaspoon of Water:
Sometimes the Salon slips past us, only to be found in the living lives of those who were there.
This is space, within and without.
“We give up aggression, both toward ourselves, that we have to make a special effort to impress people, and toward others, that we can put something over on them.” -Chogyam Trungpa
"Why do we perform? It is above all for the entertainment and transformation of the people. It is all for them." -Patti Smith
Germaine de Stael - French salon, 1790s to 1817 from Beth Lorio for A Teaspoon of Water: Contemplative Arts Salon Germaine De Staël had already seen the promise of the Revolution twist into The Terror before Napoleon came marching into Paris. She was...
The first of a series from A Teaspoon of Water collaborator Beth Lorio about the tradition of Salon.
"Of the purpose of Poetry, Horace says: to inform or to entertain. I can do him one better."
The basic problem in artistic endeavor is the tendency to split the artist from the audience and then try to send a message from one to the other. -- from the Dharma Art Letter, by Chogyam Trungpa
If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. -Loren Eiseley
We've shared over four years in our beautiful studio home, and now it’s time to take the next step together. Within these walls, we’ve grown a community with a range of needs and inspirations that all link back to the deeper purpose of Be Space - to cultivate presence and expressive freedom. Thank you for being a part of this ongoing vision!
I continue to feel blessed by the remarkable gathering we shared last month. After culling through the photos and memories of this year's Life.Art.Being festival, I've put together a little recap to share with you. Enjoy!
We are all looking for ways that we can change the spell and mend our world. For me, for now, my way is to be humble and honest about my blind spots around race, and to practice the creative means that I believe will help us turn the corner toward a culture of wholeness.
In the face of all that is difficult... expressive art-making and connection with our living breathing selves & world make us more resilient. These practices open the door to a greater capacity to respond, and awaken a sense of belonging and connectedness.