2009 and 2010
2010 40 attendees Comments-Reactions
Cynthia Fletcher organized with Dan Mack.
Theme: Illness, Wellness and Natural Materials.
Illness is an indication of some crack in the system.
... an opportunity to work with, to change something.
Nature and Healing Meditation led by David WienerAlchemy: Learning to Work with the Technical, Spiritual, Intuitive
Shekinah Rae presents on porotiti, cousin to the bullroarer
Lynn Hoins: a workshop and exercises on Journaling
Laurie Seeman on The Nature of Water: vortexes!
Hannah Maxwell returned with Gyrokinesis
Tools, Materials and Techniques with natural materials
Dan demonstrated Shaker Seat Weaving and had materials and models
for wallets from coffee bean bags, Woodland Indian gorgets plus Bark
to carve and Cards to make.
Matthew set up his lathe and helped people turn wooden rings
A pick-up load of White Birch appeared and disappeared
Dan Mack on his work with at-risk youth and natural materials;
Lori Charkey and Mark Becker present on making simple toys.
Rich Pillar helps us make rustic sistrums
Shekinah and Michelle had Block Carving materials all weekend
Cynthia Fletcher on ink/brush drawing
WickerLady carried messages away in a Great Blaze
Kim Vergil opened an early AM Dream Workshop
Krissie Nagy played her banjo
Aiden traded Dan two rocks for a tarot book
2009 It rained almost all the time.
ah, but we ate well! see FOOD
Shekinah Rae's Photos Afterwards
1. MAKING THINGS:
Bull Roarers, Rich Pillar
Make a Bamboo Flute, Matthew Fallon
Making a Rustic Cedar Slab Leopold Bench, Bill Olendorf
Tramp Art-Chip Carving, Rob Gorrell
Weaving Chair/Stool Seats from Shaker Tape, Dan Mack
Mask making: on papier mache forms
Woodland Garments: imaginal tribal clothing, Andrea Coleman!!
Working with Palm bark
Mark-Making with Mud, Clay and Charcoal
HEALING: Tissue Paper Collage, Arlene Geiger
HEALING: Mattering Spirit: Imaginal Cards, Dan Mack
HEALING: Making a Rope Labyrinth
Available, but low
Make a Bench Hook: a portable work area,
Hypertuffa: sand, peat moss, vermiculite, cement vessels
2. EXPERIENCES: EXPLORING NATURE & HUMAN NATURE
Edible and medicinal herb walk, Jessica Lawlor/Adam Hamer
Rich Pillar how to find and stimulate seed release from Jewelweed
Early Morning Dream Workshop, Kim, Andrea and all
Those invasive plants and trees! Jessica Lawlor/Adam Hamer
John Simon did a Divination Drawing of the Gathering on Satyrday
Gyrokinesis, Hannah Maxwell
Didn't Happen... MAYBE 2010
Nature-oriented improvisational workshop Integrating actions, simple objectives, changing imaginative circumstances, play with focusing, distractions, stillness, silence Grace Woodard
The lives of animals: Tracking and Bird Songs
Woods, Water and Road Tyme: field trips to natural locations with Laurie Seeman
Yoga Nidra--Yogic Sleep, a meditation technique, Victoria Mowrer
3. OFF-SITE TRIPS
Those before us: Visiting a Lenape Rock Shelter 2 miles away
Pacem in Terris: a spiritual center and nature/art center built on a stream behind a junkyard. A MUST VISIT 2 miles away
Collecting Splintered Wood from a Tree hit by Lightening on 8/21/09
Visit Two juvenile Great Horned Owls. 6 mi away
4. Kinetic Art in Nature: the well-balanced flying dragon
WOODLANDERS back in the WORLD
Using Media and Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Plaxo, blogging?
Applying Woodlander skills and sensibilities: Working in healthcare?
Should Woodlanders form chapters of the Children and Nature Network?
HEALING: long distance entanglements/mediatations, David Weiner.