Let’s Make Art!
Welcome! If you’re here, it means that you’re ready to have some new experiences making art and start living Inward Facing Collaboration!
What do you need to do?
- Get familiar with the concepts in Artist rEvolution: A Five Week Odyssey into Inward Facing Collaboration, Self-Awareness & Discovery. You’ll be able to get a print copy on Amazon or a PDF format here on my site.
- Join the Facebook community (instructions will be emailed to you when you join), where everyone is familiar with the concepts and are there to apply them to their own art making practices for themselves and with others! Joining the online community is free and optional (recommended if you’re interested in collaborating with other artists).
- Mindfully and soulfully explore your Inward Facing Collaboration journey within the community by making and sharing your art, and connecting with other artists with which to collaborate.
You’re an inner adventurer, just like us! We are so thrilled to create this mindful and growing community of artists!
About the Book
Making art is powerful, life changing stuff!
It's time for a new, authentic and soul-centered practice to align yourself with your true artist within: Inward Facing Collaboration.
This guidebook shows you:
- how to enhance your artistic thriving through your flexible focus on YOU.
- that collaboration is a personal journey, done with a companion.
- how to find YOUR way, rather than follow someone else's map; this guidebook provides solo and collaborative exercises to help you witness and practice your artistic thriving.
Some of us love to expand and to attain new levels in our art making and, frankly, in our lives.
This can be challenging as often art making is a solo endeavor. But we’ve developed an artistic process called Inward Facing Collaboration in order to bring the power of relationship to art making so we can amplify our awareness as we create. Any artist who has brought self-awareness to their art making with the intention of becoming a better person knows that art making is ripe for developing self acceptance + forgiveness; pushing our comfort zone in order to grow, expressing what is uniquely ours. We also know that making art can be a solitary experience that lacks feedback.
We wanted to push the boundaries. What would it be like to create art with someone you don’t really know? How could that work?
So we developed Inward Facing Collaboration and wrote this guidebook. In it you will learn:
- the importance of your mindset and values + how to cultivate them.
- how to enhance your art making through your flexible focus on YOU while working alone and collaboratively.
- that collaboration can be a personal journey, done with a companion.
- how to find YOUR way, rather than follow someone else’s map; this guidebook provides solo and collaborative exercises to help you witness and practice your artistic thriving.
- how to gain quiet confidence in your creative ability and staying power in your art practice.
Who This Book is For
About the Authors
Amanda is an artist living in Amherst, MA. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Digital Arts and a Masters in Learning, Media and Technology. Her art practice consists of combining meditation, play and journey. It’s a process that teaches her about trust and acceptance; an iterative feedback loop that fascinates. It leads her on a journey into awareness + creation. She works from here, eagerly.
Tracee Vetting Wolf
Tracee is an artist living in Ossining, NY. She holds a bachelors degree in Applied Design and Visual Communication and a Masters in Architecture. Her art practice consists of a morning ritual of breakfast at her art table, making art + message to put in her son's lunch box every day. Her art journal is her creativity playground and compassionate therapist. Any other art is usually due to some thrilling fear or unexplainable obsession that wants attention; she will indulge.
Together, Amanda and Tracee invented Inward Facing Collaboration and have practiced it multiple times together. They share a fundamental philosophy about their art, which is that their art is for learning, exploring, finding meaning and making that meaning evident. They believe in their own human malleability and the power of art to practice a creative life. They live Inward Facing Collaboration in their art and in their lives. Their motto: "It's all good."