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Shrines for Hope and Healing

GG's Down to Earth Studio, Salem, OR

Saturday, May 16, 2020  10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Shrines are a beautiful way of showing what is happening in our hearts, souls and spirits. We will gather and transform our LOVE into visual expression by creating our own personal shrines for hope and healing. Your shrine can be dedicated to the environment, diversity of all species, return of the great feminine, your ancestors, your higher power, your spiritual practice, or to simply heal your broken heart...whatever moves you. 

Material fee: $25.00 (No workshop fee - This one is my love offering!) 

Breaking and Mending - Where grief, gratitude, and beauty coexist

 

This class is full. Email GG to be added to wait list. 

GG's Down to Earth Studio, Salem, OR

Sunday, March 22, 2020  10:00 am to 4:30 pm

How do we live with a broken heart? 

What do we do with the personal and collective grief that flows just under the surface of our lives? 

In this workshop we honor the art of Kintsugi as a metaphor for what brokenness lives in ourselves and in our Mother Earth, to acknowledge and honor our grief and find the beauty that resides there.

 

Kintsugi  ("golden joinery"), is the ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold. As a philosophy, Kintsugi treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. It encompasses a philosophy of living, of finding beauty within the imperfections of life, and peacefully accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay.

 

Many of us are living with broken hearts from the personal losses we’ve experienced and the devastation of our Mother Earth. We accumulate grief and carry it with us, often unseen and unexpressed. But grief can be a storehouse of power, a way to reconnect with how we love and honor what came before. Grief can help us find the beauty in our brokenness, while opening us to loving more and being of service in the world.

Come break and mend your Kintsugi bowl, and honor the place in you where grief, gratitude and beauty coexist. Fee of $85.00 includes Kintsugi bowl and all art supplies.

Personal Shrines for Hope and Healing ~ Accordion Style

Newport Paper and Book Arts Festival, Newport Oregon

April 18 - 19, 2020

Shrines are a beautiful way of showing what is happening in our hearts, souls and spirits. Your shrine can be dedicated to a loved one, the environment, your ancestors, your higher power, your spiritual practice, or to simply heal your broken heart – whatever moves you.

 

In this workshop we will use collage, paint and assemblage to create personal accordion style shrines for hope and healing for ourselves and the world. We will create a 5-7 part, two-sided, stand up accordion-type shine, adding paper, paint, stenciling, personal writings, ephemera, natural elements from nature, beads and bling.

​Register through NPBAF. Download registration flyer here.

Mosaic with Silhouette Collage 

Newport Paper and Book Arts Festival, Newport, Oregon

Friday, April 17, 2020

 

All skill levels can experience success in this joyful and colorful exploration of mosaic collage design and image transfer.

 

We will use art tissue, acrylic paint and stenciling to create a gallery wrapped canvas pieces in the shape and color-combinations of your choice.

A variety of nature silhouette images will be provided to choose as a focal point. 

 

​Register through NPBAF. Download registration flyer here.​​​

Kintsugi Breaking and Mending ~ Where Grief, Gratitude and Beauty Coexist ~ Upcoming Ceremonial Retreats

Come join us on the land for this unique retreat and ceremony where we will use and honor the arts of Kintsugi and SoulCollage as metaphors to explore the brokenness that lives in ourselves and in our Mother Earth, to acknowledge and honor our grief and find the beauty and gratitude that resides there.

 

Kintsugi (“golden joinery”) is an ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold. As a philosophy, Kintsugi treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. It encompasses a philosophy of living, of finding beauty within the imperfections of life and peacefully accepting  the natural cycles of growth and decay.

Many of us are living with broken hearts. We accumulate grief and carry it with us, often unseen and unexpressed. But grief can be a storehouse of power, a way to reconnect with how we love and honor what came before. Grief can help us find the beauty in our brokenness, while opening us to loving more and being of service in the world.

Come share in daily councils, time in a hands-on ceremonial art processes, reflective solo time on the land, writing, deep listening and storytelling to honor the place in you where grief, gratitude and beauty coexist.

One Day Kintsugi Ceremony

Saturday, August 15, 2020, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wholistic Life Renewal Center, Sebastopol, CA

In this outdoor workshop, we honor the ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold. Kintsugi ("golden joinery") offers a metaphor for the brokenness within ourselves and Mother Earth. By treating breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise, this ceremony honors our grief and helps us peacefully accept the natural cycle of growth and decay. Join me and co-guide Susan Hagen as we break and mend Kintsugi bowls and write about this deep, transforming experience.

Retreat fee of $175 includes Kintsugi bowls and supplies. Register here.

3 Day Kintsugi Ceremony and Retreat

Friday 12:00 noon through Sunday 1:30 pm

August 21-23, 2020

Camping on the Riddell Preserve, Dry Creek Valley, near Healdsburg, California

I am partnering with Deborah Greene-Jacobi of EarthWays LLC,wilderness rites of passage guide, for this potentially life-changing retreat that echoes the phases of the Vision Quest: Severance, Threshold, and Incorporation​.

Retreat fee of $375 includes camping fees, dinner on Friday night, Kintsugi bowls and all art supplies. Register here 

Thursday evening through Sunday noon 

October 15-18, 2020

Breitenbush Hot Springs Resort, Detroit, OR - Women's Week

I am partnering with Anne Stine, of Wilderness Rites, ecotherapist, mentor, consultant, and wilderness rites of passage guide  for this potentially life-changing retreat that echoes the phases of the Vision Quest: Severance, Threshold, and Incorporation​.

Download flyer with fee schedule here.

Register here