“Imagination: The Creative Force of Life”


Imagination: The Spirit of Sophia held “ The Creative Force of Life” at the Women’s Foundation’s Hopscotch House in Prospect, Kentucky today, Earth Day, April 22. Artist Joan Zehnder was our guide today as we wrote and made art about what we each individually have to offer the world. We then combined our writing and art in groups to create new worlds. What a meaningful, enriching, empowering and exhilarating experience. And what fun too! Perfect for a rainy Earth Day…..



Top left: Imagination participant Andria Creighton  contemplates her group’s creation. Top right: Going for a three-d effect here in this Imagination group effort. Bottom: Some thoughts of a participant.  2nd right:  Director and founder of Spirit of Sophia Dana Sue Walker writing and reflecting on her group’s New World Imagination group art.



Top left:  This is the lovely sitting room in the Hopscotch house provided by the Woman’s Foundation of Louisville, founded by Sally Bingham for the enrichment, advancement and enlightenment of women throughout the country. Top right: Another group contemplates their group creation. Bottom right: No matter which direction you look at it, this piece’s rich organic structure enhances the many gifts of all the women in this group.


Another Imagination group’s creative effort.

The entire Imagination experience was a high point of the week and a perfect way to celebrate Earth  Day, all enthusiastic participant agreed.

Collector’s Choice: Elke Trittel





About Elke Trittel

” I’m a mixed media artist,creating very textured art, using all kinds of materials.” Elke Trittel


 “In a world where so many people can’t have even one imaginative idea, it is so refreshing to run into artwork by an artist who literally breathes creativity. Elke Trittel has so many works of great exuberance, vitality and creativity, that it is hard to select just a few pieces to feature. Her whimsical creatures capture what is right about the world and exhude an uplifting, upbeat feeling of humor, unity and peace. “.  Janis Kirstein



Far from the big cities and traffic jams , deeply in contact with nature, there is a painter, and her name is Elke Trittel.  She became famous, thanks to a 365 days painting marathon .

Each of her art pieces has a new character. Her visionary world is an independent and parallel universe populated by fanciful animals, unusual faces and gigantic flowers.

The artist depicts her figures with great humor, giving them a complete life. She appears to bring them to life so they can come out to play.

Some of her paintings are sculpted using “fibrite” , a kind of interior wall paste that she can model easily. She paints the surfaces afterwards with acrylic paint.

She also uses material such as wires , clay, fabric and recycled objects, combining them all together according to her needs.

Her creative freedom evolves from the agreement of techniques and materials. Her favorite materials are acrylic paint, enamal paint, selfdrying clay, rusty metal, recycled paper, sand, eggshells, wires, buttons, modelling paste, nails, zinc etc

Born in Wolfsburg, Germany, Elke now lives and works in Narbonne, France. She studied at the University of Goettingen.

Thanks to the website:  artdelafibrite. canalblog.com  for the above information.






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