Brandy Parker ~ Photo of 1930s Bridge

Brandy Parker

A photograph I took last year - an old bridge that was erected in the 1930s/1940s.  It was torn down because repairing the bridge would have cost more than building a new one.  Although the old bridge was far more picturesque, and was actually an iconic symbol locally, it was dangerous, unsafe, and a real pain for commuters.  Still, everyone hated to see it go. 

It struck me that a powerful lesson can be drawn from the story of this bridge.  We humans have a strong tendency to keep things in our lives even when they're unhealthy - or dangerous - just because "that's the way it's always been".  We don't like change, because it means that WE have to change.  Altering our views from subjective to objective can almost literally be painful.  Yet, we have to do it to grow, whether we want it or not - because it's gonna happen anyway.   

The Guardians, The Meeting, With My Moons

Karina Lusink
www.karinalusink.com

I create art to process life, creation, and evolution. Art allows us to be intimate with our inner worlds, to manifest our imaginations and in the process heal and create a new reality and positive narrative for our future. We are all creative beings

Sacred Space

Jennifer James
www.jennifersjames.com

Sacred Space
Sometimes, we are so busy making the world better for others that we unmake ourselves in the process. We deplete our emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being to devote our energy to fulfilling the needs of others. 

This Sacred Space offers a refuge where you can begin the journey to make yourself whole again - a spiritual focal point where you can replenish what you need to thrive. Filling your Sacred Space is not another task to add to your daily list. There are no expectations, guidelines, rules, or rituals that you must follow. Let your intuition and creativity guide you – listen and trust. When the time is right, reflect on what you need to give to yourself. This Sacred Space will harbour your offering to yourself in whatever form it takes; a treasured rock, a note, a flower, an intention, a whisper, a breath...

 

Artist Statement
I love everything about clay. I love the feel of it. I love getting my hands messy with it. I love to carve it, shape it, add to it, smooth it, mark it and paint it. And, I love not only the material but also the act of making. Creating life from mud is an exhilarating, spiritual experience that allows me to express my journey with Mother Earth, myself and other people. I create hand-built clay sculptures, and funk-tional pieces that emphasize aesthetics more than function. My art is founded in the power of symbols to express individual, ancestral and cultural identity, while simultaneously acting as a global, uniting language.

As a Canadian artist who lived in the South Pacific for four years, my influences range from Canada’s bohemian West Coast to the villages of Tonga and Fiji. The patterns and symbols I carve into my pieces are a form of textual language where the designs tell a story or hold a message of significance about relationships between people, culture and nature. Mark-making is the element that unifies my pieces. Through my use of symbols and designs I hope to show we are connected to something bigger than ourselves, our land and our ethnic and cultural identity—we are all part of a greater purpose.

Tara Tagliaferro sings "Don't Rain On My Parade"

Title: Funny girl meets fairy godmother!
Song: Don't Rain on My Parade from FUNNY GIRL

Tara Tagliaferro is a gypsy artist and collaborative coach, rekindling the creative mojo pumping in your veins for an artistry awakening, wanderlust affair, and everyday soulful life.  Globetrotting around the world performing on Broadway tours and more, Tara is a seasoned storyteller and musical comedy ham, inspired by the stylings of Golden Age greats like Carol Burnett.  As a coach, Tara bring hers funny girl meets fairy godmother flare to serve the big appetites of visionaries and vagabonds alike, enhancing their dance with inspiration.  Tara offers a free Soul Spotlight call to jam out one on one and reignite your creative flame! 

taratagthecoach.com 

La Vie Boheme! 

nature as my source, color as my wild

"I use themes and elements from nature for my creative projects. I use colors that move me."

I am Carina Lyall and I am gatherer and creator. I work with women, their stories, lives, pain and joy, in circle. My deepest practice is using my creativity, to write and create medicine tools. I am a mother of 3. I feel blessed to live in the woods. Nature to me is the most magical, mysterious, our own nature as women is wild and mind blowing. My super power is my laugh and ability to ground a group.  

www.carinalyall.com 

i believe in me

Kelley Cooper is a personal transformation coach and leads women's circles. She recently moved to Lake Tahoe, CA, and feels most grounded completely immersed in nature. Kelley is devoted to living authentically and vulnerably, fully embracing her wild woman warrior. Kelley mixes beautiful spiritual practices with a playful energy in all that she creates. Kelley creates unique pieces of art (4 in x 4 in) for your desk with your unique mantra or quote.

kelleylynne.com/courage-heart-art

Dreamers

Julie Abrell is a creative support coach and mixed media encouragement artist.  Her purpose is to uplift and support other women overcome hurdles while they chase their dreams.

www.julieabrell.com

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Poem: Open Me

Moving and folded
Into one.
Touching you.
Not knowing
What part of your body
My finger is on. 
Wrapped together.
Intertwined. 
Twisted. 
Complete. 
I melt
Into your unknown. 
My unknown. 
I melt. 


Kelley Cooper is a personal transformation coach and leads women's circles. She recently moved to Lake Tahoe, CA, and feels most grounded completely immersed in nature. Kelley is devoted to living authentically and vulnerably, fully embracing her wild woman warrior. Kelley mixes beautiful spiritual practices with a playful energy in all that she creates. 

kelleylynne.com