Offering HeART and SoulCollage® workshops to inspire your creative spirit
"12 Stations of the Vision Quest"
A project from my year-long art mentoring with Let's Go Deep.
Each decoupaged box contains memorabilia from a vision quest - rocks, bones, maps, feathers, and gifts from other questers.
May is the Month for Mentors
Greetings!
 
I have a confession to make. When I was in my twenties, I felt threatened by smart, creative, and attractive women. I think subconsciously I saw them as competition, a threat to my own intelligence and creativity. Thankfully, trough the decades I've learned that what I see in others is a mirror of my own potential. I owe this change in perspective to the many marvelous mentors I've had in my life -- women who have shown me how to live in connection with others in supportive and loving relationships.

Now, I seek out mentors, strong talented women who help me grow and live my full potential. This newsletter is in honor of all mentors, yours and mine. May we join in sisterhood and help one another heal, evolve and rise out of competition and into earth-based, inclusive, feminine leadership. We are stronger together and the world needs our beauty. Teamwork makes the dream work!

I've had many treasured Beings in my life -- too many to mention by name here. But please know that I appreciate all of you!
Annamieka Davidson...

has made me want to be a better artist with her
Let's Go Deep art mentoring program.

With Annamieka's mentoring I busted through limitations and outdated beliefs.
Susan Hagen...

has made me want to be a better writer with her Writing Coaching and Questing Guidance
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Susan's mentoring helped me deepened into capturing the essence of my vision quests and find words for that which is indescribable.

Ellen Santasiero...

has made me want to be a better memoir writer with her Writing Coaching and Creative Talent

Working with Ellen has helped me discover the aboutness of each of my rites of passage stories and focus on the thread that binds them together into a book.


Ann Linnea and Christina Baldwin...

have made me want to be a better listener and storyteller with their PeerSpirit Circle Way program and Wilderness Questing Guidance.

Through Ann and Christina's counsel and guidance, I learned how to sit in circle council and listen with curiosity and compassion. And with their support I stepped more fully into my artistic life some umpteen years ago.


Woman hands together symbolizing prayer and gratitude. Mudra. Yoga concept.
Anne Stine...

has made me want to be a better earthling with her Wilderness Rites - Vision Quest Guide and Earth-based Healing Practitices

Through Anne's open-hearted guidance over the last 15 years, I have found my place as Mother Earth's daughter.
Holi festival concept. Magical rainbow colored powder exploding from the palm of a cupped hand creating a vibrant cloud of dust in the colors of the spectrum over a black background.
And all of YOU make me want to share the joy of mentoring...

Are you ready to grow with the help of a personal mentor?
I am offering one-on-one mentoring and coaching for those who are ready to launch further into their own creative life. Here are words from one of my mentees:

“I asked GG to guide and mentor me in a Kintsugi Bowl Ceremony of Breaking and Mending…to look at where grief, gratitude and beauty coexist to mark the passage of 2020 and cross the threshold into 2021... GG was so present and prepared and brought such skill, delight, patience, curiosity, and wisdom to her guiding and mentoring. This was a powerful, deep somatic experience for me…the gifts of which I continue to incorporate. A deep bow and many thanks to GG.” Deb Greene-Jacobi

Silhouette of ten young women_ walking hand in hand under a rainbow sky.
Here is a sweet little song I learned on a recent vision quest. You can make up your own tune :)

Sister, do you see the light in me?
Sister, do you see the light in me?
If you do, then it's true, you must surely have it too.
For what you see in me is inside you!

Art and SoulCollage® Offerings
SoulCollage® Gathering*
A Celebration of May Flowers

Friday, May 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm PST
Zoom Gathering at GG’s Virtual Down to Earth Studio
Sliding fee scale $20 – $30

A flower is open to all that surrounds it: nature, light, the rays of the sun, the wind, the rain. It exerts a spontaneous influence on everything around it. Flowers radiate joy and a beauty.

What seeds of hope did you plant this winter? What dream seeds are ready to flower in you? Come join us for a gathering to call forth and celebration what is blossoming in you.

(*If you are new to SoulCollage®, and are interested in this gathering, please email GG for details on introductory SoulCollage® info)

SoulCollage® Gathering*
A Celebration of Summer Solstice

Friday, June 18, 2021 at 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm PST
Zoom Gathering at GG’s Virtual Down to Earth Studio
Sliding fee scale $20 – $30

On Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, we are invited to fully awaken. Our spirits are enlivened, refreshed, renewed, energized — all that good, juicy, rich stuff we feel in the sun 🙂

On these long days of summer our Souls yearn to be out, to feel alive, to be moving, and celebrating. Come join us for a gathering to celebrate the fullness in YOU!

(*If you are new to SoulCollage®, and are interested in this gathering, please email GG for details on introductory SoulCollage® info)

Breaking and Mending - Where Grief, Gratitude and Beauty Coexist

A Self-Generated Ceremony on the Land

Thursday, July 8 – Sunday, July 11, 2021
Sponsored by EarthWays, LLC
Riddell Preserve, Sonoma County, near Healdsburg, California

Come share in daily council, time in hands-on ceremonial art processes (Kintsugi breaking and mending and SoulCollage(r), reflective solo time on the land, writing, deep listening, and storytelling, to discover and honor the place in you where grief, gratitude and beauty coexist.
My Art in the 2022 We'Moon Datebook : )

I'm very pleased to announce that my art piece titled "Snake Woman" has been accepted into the We'Moon 2022 datebookWe'Moon is an awesome, iconic astrology planner, moon phase calendar, and visionary collection of art and writing submitted by creative women. 

I will have a limited supply of datebooks available for purchase at a discounted price. Email me if you'd like me to set one aside for you.
From my creative heart to yours,