What does ALCHEMY mean?
The basic definition is: To make the ORDINARY into EXTRAORDINARY.
The medieval forerunner to chemistry based on the transformation of matter.
Ancient Egypt tried changing base metals into gold through a mystical process.
Changing from fixed properties to another substance.
Universal laws mixed with spiritual experience.
I believe this can happen.
The magic that happens in between two states.
Transcending basic beliefs into higher truths.
Transmuting fear into understanding.
Letting go of outcomes.
Yup, that’s what we did in this ALCHEMY INK art class.
We let go of perfectionism. We let the organic prevail.
Not an easy subject to understand…
But they did.
I am so proud of these students who understood the process of letting the organic happen and rejoicing in the outcome. Not easy to do.
I am proud of my students who took on the challenge to let it all go.
They took the ordinary… and turned it into extraordinary.