School of Inattention

meets once a week with the desire to explore the ineffable.

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#2. Continuing on from our hill-top vantage point, this month we will meet in the Ina Coolbrith Park in Russian Hill, San Francisco.

Enjoying the last gasp of California summer with its brightly colored wild flowers and shrubs, we will pay particular attention to plants with healing properties.

We will take note of lavender and aloe vera, and start a field book with newsprint, watercolor, ink, and plant oils. Concepts of healing, both physical and metaphysical will be explored.

As always, ways of increasing awareness of being in space tap into a stillness of the mind.

 

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#1. Once a week for the month of August we meet on a hill top high above the city of San Francisco, commanding stunning views of the Bay and beyond.

Sounds of the city merge with the call of wild parrots while the smell of jasmine lingers in the air.

Concepts of distance will be explored with clay and paper, marking out impressions, memories and the marking of time. Ways of increasing awareness of being in space tap into a stillness of the mind.

Directions walk four steps, turn a corner, past the cacti, the fog clears and the mind settles.