- March 1, 2016
-- According to Ellen Palestrant, "before we can become worthwhile contributors to creative collaborations, we need to be able to create alone, that is to be adept, independent creators. And then we can bring our own creative experiences to collaborative artistic expressions."
Although, as a writer and artist, Ellen spends time creating alone, her work-life consists, also, of concurrently working both alone and collaborating with others. A few weeks ago, a film she co-produced with filmmaker Eric Cosh, Sammy the Journey
, was chosen as the opening movie for the Sedona International Film Festival. It played to full houses and received standing ovations.
For the first time on March 26th, Ellen will be collaborating with Siri Narayan Kaur and the participants are invited to explore their own creative potential through Kundalini Yoga and Meditiation and by painting intuitively. Siri Narayun Kaur remarks on the significance of activating and balancing the second and third chakras. "A healthy second chakra," she says, "fosters creativity, expansiveness and potency. I am very excited about bringing the combined practice of Kundalini Yoga and creative artistic expression together in our upcoming workshop, Awakening Your Creativity, at Anahat Yoga, sound & Energy Healing!"
In this workshop, according to EllenPalestrant, who has written many books about creativity, "the participants will identify the obstacles that stand in the way of their creative growth and they will learn to embrace and trust their own unique artistic visions." She, too, is excited about this new collaboration. "Siri Narayan Kaur's path to her creative center might be diffent to mine," she says, but our language and concepts about creativity are amazingly similar."
Ellen Palestrant who writes and paints intuitively alone (see youtube About Painting Intuitively v=USgAeaeYWAU ) and creates collaboratively, (see youtube 100 Children Paint Together v=Ov4K_9c7CNW)
believes, strongly, that creativity is a life-time pursuit. "Whether you are four or one-hundred-
and-four," Ellen says, "It is never too late to create!"