July Intuitive Painting Class

Reminder for Intuitive Painting Class

Watchful Eyes

Intuitive Painting With Eve

Are you ready to explore the edges of your creativity; Play with and follow the threads of visual expression; laugh with the joy available when you trust your intuition to guide you?

 

Experience and experiment with a variety of non-threatening painting processes. Artists who want to create with renewed enthusiasm as well as inexperienced artists will be delighted.

 

 

Join me for a playful afternoon of Intuitive Painting on Sunday, July 9th from 12pm to 4pm. Classes are small and comfortable. Price is $50 including materials. Contact me at 541-772-6888 for more information and registration. www.evemargowithrow.com

Sea Grass

Sea Grass web

This deep pool reminds me of my first snorkeling experience off the Big Island, Hawaii in Captain Cook Bay.  I had never witnessed the aliveness of a coral reef with it’s vibrant forms and color, not to mention the depths of it’s caverns. It was staggering and life changing. I eventually learned to scuba dive but that expansive, first experience has repeatedly been reflected in my most recent Paper Sculptures. I introduce “Sea Grass”.

The New Work

My creative journey has always involved responding to an essential ingredient of an experience and following the threads of that flow to a magical finale. I trusted the collaboration with an authentic source within and beyond myself. A huge curiosity about this journey has kept my enthusiasm at a fevered pitch for many years.

Recently, the intensity has waned a bit and neither the process nor the outcome has been as compelling. I wondered if it was simply related to the aging/wisdom journey of slowing down but instead of settling into it, I felt like I was always waiting for an echo, a nudge, and an inspiration.

Going back to clay was not an option. My hands are no longer strong enough and too arthritic to do the building and my body is no longer strong enough to do the hauling and firing. Plus, the gallery I am part owner of only shows paintings: only work that hangs on the wall. I had no ideas where to go next.

Drawn to the depths of my own presence to ponder I turned again to nature’s state of enlivened being. The seed pod, the ocean coral, the flower; all fully embody a direct experience of being. With this curiosity about the feeling experience of “being the thing” I began to realize that I am closer to knowing the “ME of ME”.

Now is the new beginnings of a new direction in my Artwork. Sculpture and painting have merged. I have become an inventor, an engineer and a researcher as I explore new techniques and forms to represent deeper states of being. No doubt there will be many twists and turns; some more successful than others. The being is in the awareness of each moment on the journey.

 

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NEW TWIST-NEW WORK

First Anemone

NEW TWISTS –NEW WORK

 

My creative journey has always involved responding to an essential ingredient of an experience and following the threads of that flow to a magical finale. I trusted the collaboration with an authentic source within and beyond myself. A huge curiosity about this journey has kept my enthusiasm at a fevered pitch for many years.

Recently, the intensity has waned a bit and neither the process nor the outcome has been as compelling. I wondered if it was simply related to the aging/wisdom journey of slowing down but instead of settling into it, I felt like I was always waiting for an echo, a nudge, and an inspiration.

Going back to clay was not an option. My hands are no longer strong enough and too arthritic to do the building and my body is no longer strong enough to do the hauling and firing. Plus, the gallery I am part owner of only shows paintings: only work that hangs on the wall. I had no ideas where to go next.

Drawn to the depths of my own presence to ponder I turned again to nature’s state of enlivened being. The seed pod, the ocean coral, the flower; all fully embody a direct experience of being. With this curiosity about the feeling experience of “being the thing” I began to realize that I am closer to knowing the “ME of ME”.

Now is the new beginnings of a new direction in my Artwork. Sculpture and painting have merged. I have become an inventor, an engineer and a researcher as I explore new techniques and forms to represent deeper states of being. No doubt there will be many twists and turns; some more successful than others. The being is in the awareness of each moment on the journey.

 

 

The Day Of The Mother

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The Day Of The Mother

I am standing on my deck surveying new growth in the gardens. All the bulbs are in riotous full bloom and the perennials just on the verge of opening to their color. In the garden where an Apple tree had been removed and replaced with a new peach tree, I check to see if the transplanted flowers have survived the winter and if the wildflower seeds I have spread earlier this spring are sprouting. They are! All of them are delicate yet vigorous and I am thrilled.

As I soak up the joy of this glorious day, I am struck by a thought, “My Mother would love this garden.” Her ashes have resided in a red velvet bag in my dresser drawer for eighteen years. I intended to make a glaze out of them to adorn a hand-made vessel but learned that the process is too toxic and too complicated for me to accomplish. I then planned to spread them in a magnificent place in nature but I either didn’t have her ashes with me or didn’t feel the spot did her justice. Her standards were always high and I felt I rarely met them.

Not this time. I run for the red velvet bag, carefully untie the cording and take her on a tour of the garden, placing a little bit of her at every plant and tree. “Remember how much you loved the blue Columbine when we vacationed In the Rocky Mountains?” as I add her to the earth where blue columbine are blooming.

After eighteen years of looking “out there” for the right place for my mother, I finally have found the perfect spot: Right here with me. It is a final For-Giving.

It’s another Birthday Party at Eve’s Studio

Here is how it works: The birthday gal or guy invite their friends to my home/studio.  They all bring the food and wine.  I provide a fun creative project.  Everyone has a blast creating, laughing, eating  and flowing in the enthusiasm of a shared creative adventure.  All go home with their own creative expression and a joyful memory to cherish.

You should give it a try!Birthday Party

Solstice Angels 2014

Introducing a band of Angels who appeared through my creative process last week.  The first on sold within and hour of being completed.  The connection between my friend and the Angel was immediate and sweet.  I love it when that happens!  Here’s wishing you all a blessed holiday and new year.

Solstice Angel 2014

Solstice Angel 2014

Solar Wind

Solar Wind

Signs of Life More Alike Than Different 72 Crossover Moon 72

Intuitive Painting

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Joan’s creative expression

Intuitive Painting

Are you ready to explore the edges of your creativity; Play with and follow he threads of visual expression; laugh with the joy available when you trust your intuition to guide you?

Experience and experiment with a variety of non-threatening painting processes. Artists who want to create with renewed enthusiasm as well as inexperienced artists will be delighted.

Classes held on the First Sunday of each Month in Eve’s studio from 1-4 pm. Classes are small and comfortable.  All materials included in the price of $45.  Contact me through my website for more information. www.evemargowithrow.com

Enneagram Study Group

Contact

 Ongoing Monthly Enneagram Study Group

Are you ready to explore the edges and depths of your personality; to understand why you do the things you do: to learn why others in your life do what they do?  Studying the nine personality types can help you bring positive change into your life.  Moreover, it can give you powerful assistance in integrating the personal and spiritual aspects of your life.

As a certified teacher of the Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition, I am facilitating this monthly study group to give us a living experience of what it feels like–and looks like–to be a particular personality “type”.  We will cover wings, sub-types, stress and heart points, defense mechanisms, and transformational tasks. By dialoguing with each other in a small group, in  a casual, supportive setting we can gain the tools and wisdom to live meaningful and joyful lives.

Third Sunday of each month from 1-4pm at my home and studio in Medford.

September 21st, October 19th, November 16th, December 21st etc., etc.

Cost is $15 per session.

I f you are not sure of your Enneagram type, you can go to www.enneagramworldwide to take a simple test. I am also available for private typing interviews.