Newsletter August 2012

Creation Story

Start your own creation story. Take a class!


August 2012

             Last weekend was the First Friday Artwalk at the Galleries in Ashland.  We had a big crowd at Art and Soul, many of whom were there in support of our August Featured Artist, Judy Richardson.  After my shift was over, I was having dinner with friends and I received a phone call that one of my paintings had sold.  There was the usual mixed bag of emotion from elation for the sale and grief that I’d not see that beloved painting again.  The artworks are like old friends.  I love them and thankfully others love them. That’s the second sale in a couple of weeks so I feel great about that success.

Sunday, Aug. 12th is the one session Cigar Box Shrine class.  Last Sunday, a group explored this process as part of a Birthday celebration for a friend.  She brought her friends; they brought dinner and personal items of embellishment. We spent the afternoon creating sacred reliquaries in honor of the self.   It was inspiring and so very much fun.  Give me a call.  There is still room in this week’s class.

You might think about having your own creativity party here in my studio in the future: An anniversary? A date? A birthday?   The possibilities are many both for the activity and the focus. Let me know and we will plan a magical and powerful experience for you and your guests.

The First of six Intuitive Painting classes was held the end of July.  The next one is Sunday August 26th and there is still space in the class if you are interested in joining us.  Since each class is a stand-alone process it works fine to have new participants.

Do you like to get your hands dirty?  A six-session clay class is beginning on Thursday, September 6th from 6:30-9:30.  It is designed for the beginner as well at the experienced student.  Because of limited space, class size is limited to 5 and you will want to come to all six sessions to complete your work.

In all of my classes, the point is not to tame our essential wildness but to tap into it and allow an authentic expression of our true self.  This leads to a feeling of aliveness and excitement about life. It is available to all of us.

On August 27th, I will be the guest presenter for the Southern Oregon Society of Artists.  I will be demonstrating my painting and collage techniques from 7-9pm at the Medford Library, 205 South Central Ave. I’m looking forward to sharing my creative processes.  When other Artists incorporate them, the results are unique to each artist.

You can check my website at for further information or call me at 541-772-6888.