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From Broken to Beautiful

"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousands tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and unspeakable love.” -Washington Irving

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Repair Your Broken Heart

In this online painting journey of repairing our broken heart we will pick up the broken pieces and glue them together with our tears to make it whole and beautiful again.

Using the metaphor of Kintsugi, an ancient Japanese art of gold pottery repair technique, we will develop a deeper understanding that each broken piece of our life story is valuable and together they make us a beautiful human being.

Let’s embark on a healing journey from broken to beautiful by embracing our grief.

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“The tears of the world are a constant quantity. For each one who begins to weep somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.” Samuel Beckett

Exploring old stories that broke our heart and honoring the tears we never cried.

During our painting session we will explore the stories of our broken heart and our tears we never cried. We create a sense of hope for healing. We will pick up the pieces of our broken heart and glue them together with our tears to be whole again. We immerse ourselves in the beauty of the cracks as part of our authentic self. We learn that each piece of our life story has a value and by bringing them into our awareness will empower us to create a new life story.

Slideshow of the process

As soon as you register, you will gain immediate access both in your library and as a downloadable ebook. The process is divided up into 7 steps. You can do the steps in one afternoon or through several days or weeks.

Supplies List

Heavy paper, sharpie, pencil, Brusho Cyrstal Colours, assorted smaller acrylic brushes, Golden Soft Gel Medium, black and white tissue paper, gold leaf, Gilding Size, hot glue gun, Citrasolv Cleaning Solution, a National Geographic magazine.

The list of art materials is available at Dickblick.com.

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Ilona Lantos is an educator and artist, whose passion can be summed up in a few words, “art is for everyone.” Teaching and art making have been part of her whole life. She taught languages, computer graphics, music and jewelry making. When her only child, Chris, died from cancer when he was 12, Ilona was devastated. Her heart broke into million pieces and she could not see any purpose of her life. She not only lost her son, she also lost her role as a mother. When she was introduced to silk painting a tiny light entered her heart. She immediately became seriously interested in learning more about painting, so she attended several workshops. Through her paintings she has been able to express what is hard to say in words. She has felt a strong presence of her son in every brush stroke and color. She has committed to rebuilding herself as an artist. She studied Intentional Creativity with Shiloh Sophia McCloud, acrylic painting with Flora Aube, silk painting with Clara Graves, mandala art with Kathryn Costa and Cassia Cogger. She and her husband established the Chris Lantos Foundation in memory of their son to help kids with cancer and their families. Ilona hopes that art making will be integral part in her personal and professional life. She is an Intentional Creativity Teacher and Guild Member.

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