I led a visual meditation during which the artists met with their eight year old selves. During the silent meditation, the artists gave their younger selves five pieces of wisdom gathered from their years of living. After the meditation they worked with this knowledge in their wisdom flags.
Some interesting things came up: "my younger self was dancing happy and naked - can I put something about that on my flag?" "I think my eight year old self had more wisdom of me than I had for her!" "Teeth, take care of your teeth!"
As the class was only one and a half hours, the artists created quickly using paints, collage, and writing. During the art sharing, I found we were all nodding in acknowledgement and awe - what wisdom we all had to gift each other and the world!