Welcome to Pilgrim Soul - A Nesting Space

A space to retreat from 'the desperate field of battle'. To connect with likeminded others. 

To find a tribe, a community, a sense of belonging. To gather, together, in devotion to creative practice.

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Casual Open Studio Journaling Sessions

If you are:

  • Seeking to reignite or keep a fire under your creative practice and / or develop your creativity. 
  • Interested in or fanatical about, journaling
  • Feel lost in your art and need some inspiration. 
  • Struggle with consistency, the critic, overwhelm.
  • Just wanting to get messy, make marks and have fun.
  • Find creative community, connection and a regular artist date.
  • Yearning to explore and express your creativity more. 

Join us every Wednesday, for a weekly gathering of friendly and supportive creative souls, committed to intentional, regular practice. We bring our journals, supplies and selves and journal while we chat, share inspiration and resources.

These are casual, non instructional, non directive sessions. It is simply a hosting of time and space for you to connect and explore your creativity, alongside others, freely and at your own pace.  Though a natural by product of keeping creative company, is that we learn by osmosis. 

There is however, a rich and diverse selection of mixed media journaling books and magazines to browse, plus lots of other resources and prompts in studio, to inspire you. There is a selection of tea and coffee, chill out area and a cafe on site if you fancy lunch after. We also anticipate organising occasional creative field trips, to broaden our experience. 

Every Wednesday 10.30 - 12.30

Pilgrim Soul Studio
Rathcormac Craft Village. Sligo.
(end of yard, glass panel door, upstairs from Pottery Studio)

€10 per session.

Call / text Amanda to let us know to expect you or if you have any questions or simply fill in the form below.

087 945 3482


PILGRIM SOUL STUDIO IS ALSO AVAILABLE TO RENT FOR CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS. ENQUIRE USING ABOVE FORM.

SPACE IS COMPOSED OF A INTIMATE CHILL OUT AREA AND ADJOINING ART ROOM. 
6 X 6FT FOLDING CRAFT TABLES + CHAIRS.
FREE PARKING + CAFE ON SITE.
FARMERS MARKET ON SATURDAYS.
INSPIRING LOCATION.
COMPETITIVE RATES.

ENQUIRE USING ABOVE FORM.
 


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"Hope and Memory have one daughter and her name is Art, and she has built her dwelling far from the desperate field, where men hang out their garments upon forked boughs to be banners of battle. O beloved daughter of Hope and Memory, be with me for a little."  ~ WB Yeats

When I came across these words by WB Yeats, I was blown away. 

Ever since I can remember, I have sought refuge from the world.

I grew up in the countryside. Hay barns, fields, farms and forestry were the canvas on which to express ourselves and we did. We created little worlds of our own, we tended to them. We belonged. It was our place of retreat, the fortress of our becoming. It was our Avalon. 

 

I think I have always yearned for that again. A world to which I could devote myself...to be free again, to be me again. Because we never stop becoming, do we?

We equate 'growing up' with becoming an adult and that once we reach adulthood, there's no more becoming. There's no one else I could be. This is it. This is me. We settle.

But it's not about growing up.. it's about growing out.

Pushing out our edges.

Embodying as much of ourselves as we can.

 

To me, this means to engage and connect the creative self. To sit in creative circles that keep alive in you, your hope, your joy, your spirit. To animate in you the person you already know you are, want to be, or are becoming. Creative practice is a devotion and needs it's own space. Pilgrim Soul is that space. 

Join me, far from the madding crowd, in honour of hope and to nurture the memories of who we are, through creative self and soul nourishing activities.

Rathcormac Craft Village, Co Sligo.

In the shadow of the majestic Ben Bulben.

A half mile from the resting place of WB Yeats.

On the Wild Atlantic Way. 

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The Creative Spirit lives in all of us.

We just need a space to find it again.

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Always, Amanda xoxo