Art and SoulCollage® workshops to jump start your new year of creativity!

Birthing Creativity 
In the past I jokingly referred to myself an  art doula when explaining my role in teaching and facilitating. "I'm sort of a birthing doula for artists," I'd say, "encouraging and supporting them through the process." Then, I realized it's not a joke. I AM an art doula! I am there by your side to coach you through birthing your creative ideas out into the world. I even had it added to my business card: "Glenda Goodrich, Mixed Media Artist, Art Doula, SoulCollage® Facilitator."

What exactly is a doula? Good question. It's someone who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible. That's what I do with my workshop participants -- I hold the vision for your highest good, encourage you to breathe through constricted energy and allow visual imagery to be birthed through you. 
Tips From Your Art Doula
Yes, sometimes it's emotionally (and maybe even physically!) challenging to create art. We are vulnerable when we make something and put it out there for all the world to see. We can feel judged, often most harshly by ourselves. Rest assured, I can pretty well guarantee you that all artists go through this. H ere are my tips to help you birth your creativity: 

 

~Do what feels right; let the portal to the Muse open and move through you, even when you're feeling insecure or unsure about the outcome. 

 

~Be patient with yourself and let the natural order of things happen in its own time; don't rush to completion. You may not like what's happening in the moment, but have faith that if you stay the course something beautiful will emerge.

 

~Stop for a deep breath from time to time. Conscious breathing makes everything better. Often we get so focused in on what we're doing we forget to stop and take a deep breath for cleansing and renewal. 

 

~Push yourself to try new things. Be courageous. Sure, you might make something you're not crazy about. But what the heck, you only live once? If not now, when? 

 

~Create alongside other kindred spirits who will cheer you on. Some people consider art making a competitive sport. I see it as a heart-opening practice of shared abundance. Successful art pushes us all forward because the more art we make, the more beauty there is in this world. 

 

"Breathe!  Push!  Your'e doing great!  Keep going! ;-)"


From my creative heart to yours,
Glenda Goodrich
GG's Down to Earth Studio


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Opportunites for You to Birth Your Creativity 
Ancestral SoulCollage®
Activating and Expressing Your Ancestral Roots for Support, Guidance, and Healing Through Ritual and SoulCollage®

with Larisa Noonan, Ancestral Healing Practitioner 
GG's Down to Earth Studio, Salem, OR
Sunday, February 24, 2019 10:00 to 4:30

Who are your ancestors? What are the (possibly unclaimed) gifts and blessings of your ancestral lines? 
  Who are the other-than-human guides and allies - plants, animals, deities, elements, etc. - who walked with your ancestors (and who walk with you)?  Learn more
Chubby Chicks Collage & Painting Workshop 
Mt Pisgah Arboretum, Eugene, OR

This fun and popular workshop combines paper collage, acrylic painting and drawing to create little mini canvas art featuring cubby chicks.  Learn more
Altered Papers with Panache 
The Art Department Store, Salem
Saturday, March 30, 2019  10:30 to 4:00, 
Always a favorite. Spend the day making papers for collage, art journaling and other projects. 
Kintsugi Bowl Ceremony - Finding Beauty in Imperfection
GG's Down to Earth Studio, Salem, OR
Saturday, April 6, 2019
10:00 to 4:00

Breakage and mending are honest parts of a past which does not need to be hidden. Our wounds and healing are a part of our history, a part of who we are. Join us for this powerful journey of finding beauty in our imperfections through the process of Kintsugi and SoulCollage®  

Monthly SoulCollage® Gatherings - Exploring Various Themes
GG's Down to Earth Studio, Salem, OR
3rd Friday of the month
Two sessions each day: 9 - 12 and 1 - 4 pm

Come join a community of like-minded and 
like-hearted seekers as we gather monthly to create and read our cards. Learn More 
 

SoulCollage®: Solstice Soul Renewal 
Breitenbush Hot Springs Resort, Detroit, OR
June 9-12, 2019
 
Ahhh...feel yourself relax into the thought of it...natural mineral waters to soak in, nurturing food, sacred old growth forest around you, the sound of the river, the lullaby of the birds, the invitation to stop and catch up with yourself and your life. Oh...and of course...stepping into the creative flow of SoulCollage®. This workshop is truly a gift to yourself! 

What is your soul longing for? Let the magic of SoulCollage® deepen your presence with your longing and knowing. Solstice is a time to awaken the luminosity within YOU.  Play in the pure joy of creating personal collages. Heighten self-discovery through journaling, meditation, sound, labyrinth, and time in nature. Register early to get a discount on workshop and more lodging options.    Learn More
GG's Down to Earth Studio
503 990-0278
goodrichglenda@yahoo.com
http://glendagoodrich.com