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  1. Pat Carney
    June 6, 2014 @ 11:40 am

    As a retired child psychotherapist, not an artist, I am so happy seeing Julie de Bastion’s work. Facilitating personal contained work with support and out of “therapy” domain is such an important gift! Good for Accessart for its ongoing commitment to quality aesthetics and top facilitation of the creative process!

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  2. maurean Lacey
    June 6, 2014 @ 3:46 pm

    how lovely, different and intriguing, lots of creativity…. excellent !

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  3. Bernadette
    June 8, 2014 @ 12:28 am

    well done my friend…….a talented heart x

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  4. jennie hewitt
    June 10, 2014 @ 4:22 pm

    Hello Julie,
    I really lvoed the way you describe your role as art facilitator – teaching primary school children as I do often feel ‘guilty’ that the initial structuring of exploration comes from me – there is a school of thought which seems to expect creative success to arise from the primordial soup of childhood – I like to think I have removed some of the obstacles to success so that ‘just enough’ difficulty and challenge is encountered.
    On this theme I must say I tried to print ‘wallpaper’ using cardboard and a roller as you suggest…. the results were poor! the cardboard was not thick enough? the paper too thin and sticking itself to the roller? the ink too gloopy?
    Is there any obvious thing we are doing wrong? I am going to have another go with the children next week.
    We are making story boxes for the story of the ‘six swans…’.(Andrew Lang Yellow Fairy Book) I really connected with your ‘drawers’ because I thought it gave a brilliant opportunity to assess how the children worked with different media, process and dimensions. Would welcome any feedback if you have time!
    sincerely,
    jennie hewitt

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  5. Julie de Bastion
    June 10, 2014 @ 9:29 pm

    Hi Jennie
    Thanks for your lovely email
    I too feel that there has to be some sort of framework and inspiration that connects
    The fairytale sounds like a perfect theme to work from
    Myths and fairytales are such rich sources to mine for personal journey work and children’s imagination

    As far as the wallpaper printing goes yes try thicker card.and Thinner paper and when you ink up the roller just roll up the bare minimum of ink and roll very gently and lightly as if you were doing a brass rubbing
    That should help a bit
    I work a lot with children in schools what a fantastic Joy they are
    I really wish you good luck and if there’s anything else I can help you with please let me know
    Yours with best wishes
    Julie

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