Authentic Movement © Sue O’Kieffe 2010
Every week I am part of peer group that practices Authentic Movement. If you are interested in knowing more about this type of expressive movement, you can read this wikipedia article. Last night when I was doodling, some of the feelings that arose in me seeing the central image in the diamond shape take form, reminded me of how I feel when I am in this most authentic state. The line is luxurious, and that is often how I feel in my body. Allowing myself to play at last with my pitt pens was a treat. I deserve these things, to feel luxurious and to play with new toys. I like enjoying myself, on paper and in movement.
Expression © Sue O’Kieffe 2010
During last year’s AEDM, I vaguely remember saying I was going to open the moleskin journal I purchased in 2008. I never got around to it until last night. Whoo boy did that fill me with anxiety. Facing a blank page in a fancy schmancy sketch book. I just let the voices have their moment.
Who do you think you are?
What’s so great about these journals anyway?
Whaaaa I want my old sketchbook
Picasso used one of these? Well, c’mon Sue. You ain’t him. These books are for ARTISTS.
And then I had the chutzpah to open up the package of pitt pens I’ve been hoarding for as long as I have the moleskin.
Other voices took over.
It doesn’t have to be perfect, Sue. Just see what it’s like.
This could be fun to try something new.
Wow, the pen sure feels different on the page. And look. No blobs like the sharpies leave. I like that.
So this little guy appeared on the page, sort of a dancing gecko sprite dude. And that was all I needed for the night. Im sure I’ll be back to play some more.