Jump into the Creative Stream

As we stand (almost) with toes curled over the edge of this old year, we are preparing to jump with both feet into a fresh new creative stream of life. That’s where the resolutions come in. Mine always seem to be the same ones – to “get out” more in Nature and to heed the call to the creative life anew.

Years ago I decided that the most powerful way for me was to invite others to participate in an art-making laboratory. The Artful Muse: Mixed Media Painting Workshops have been going on now for about 8-9 years and during that time there has been a great and consistent unfolding of creative possibilities, not just for me but for the students.

So once again I’d like to invite you to join us, if you can. . .if you are local enough to the Sebastopol, California location. . .There are still openings in the workshops starting as soon as January 11.


These workshops are not just about learning mixed media techniques. They’re also about giving voice to creative ideas, empowering messages, expressions of sometimes whacky independence of spirit. It’s the Muse energy that is shared by the group, removing some of the onus of lonely artistic performance.We laugh a lot, and then get pretty serious about what’s happening on the paper.  Then laugh some more, or even cry a bit, and always, feel the potency of art making in a group.

Here’s the schedule for the winter session. More information about registering, or contacting me with questions, can be found on my website.

Winter 2016 Workshop Schedule
in the Studio in the Orchard in Sebastopol, CA

Monday Afternoon Muses
8 week session
Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Time: 1:30-4:30pm
Cost: $280 for 8 weeks, $45/drop-in class (as space allows)

Saturday Mini-Workshops
Feb 13 and Mar 12
Time: 10am-2:30pm
Cost: $65/class

Happy New Year!


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