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How was your summer? Mine has been busy, and full of creative adventures! It began in June with the Champagne Art Salon that Lucie Lynch & I co-created, with the theme of “The Voice” emerging. Lucie is a sublime international singer & songwriter that I feel so fortunate to not only to call my friend, but a colleague as well. You’ve just got to check her out on Facebook or at http://www.lucieslighthouse.com. You’re going to love her & her mesmerizing voice & song writing.

So the evening began with an Open Studio Art Salon, mingling & sharing my art with the beautiful group of people that joined us. The champagne was flowing, delicious food was partaken & we all enjoyed the hypnotic views of Koko Head & the endless blue of the Pacific Ocean. What a treat it was! At 7:00pm, we gathered in our living room for an incredible living room concert with Lucie. I unveiled my latest painting, “She Activates Her Voice” & shared my story of her creation with everyone. I explained how this painting literally manifested itself by my using a method known as “Intentional Creativity,” as taught to me by artist & mentor, Shiloh Sophia McCloud. This is a process in which one sets a particular INTENTION for the painting and then intuitively ALLOWS the painting to come into form. A give & take relationship develops between the painting & the artist. Lucie then began the concert by telling us her story about activating her own voice & continued to sing & tell us many more stories through her beautiful music.

I am so grateful to everyone who attended, supported & had fun with us! I am humbly honored to have shared the stage with Lucie. I would also like to thank Leo & Marika Hura of LeoVidPro for filming the event. You can view the synopsis of the evening on their YouTube channel. And a huge shout out to my wonderful husband for helping out in whatever was needed.

I definitely plan to do more events like this, so if this is the kind of thing you enjoy and you live or travel to Oahu, sign up to receive my newsletter. Better yet, friend me on Facebook, Susan Conrad Risse, or follow my Facebook Artist page at http://www.facebook.com/GlitterGypsy  Instagram: @glittergypsies  Twitter: @SusanRisse  LinkedIn: Glitter Gypsy Risse ~ for much QUICKER updates. If you’re interested in corroborating in a creative adventure, please email me. I have a beautiful & inviting space & love to work with other artists & creatives. If you’re interested in art classes or private sessions, ART birthday parties, Ladies’ Night Out Art Parties or Joining me for my upcoming Womens Circles, please leave a comment or send me an email & I’d love to include you.

***And please mark your CALENDARS for the second annual Oahu Open Studios! I’m so excited to be participating in this fantastic island-wide event, with more than 50 local artists on Oahu opening their studios to the public over 2 weekends this November 2015. We kick off the event on November 6th, from 6-9pm in the lobby of Bishop Place, 1132 Bishop St. for an Opening Celebration + Preview Exhibition during “First Friday,” a monthly Art event in Honolulu’s historic Chinatown district. The preview exhibition then continues & runs Monday-Friday 6:30am-6:30pm, November 9-20, 2015. The Artists open their studios the weekend of November 7 + 8 (Central, North Shore & Windward Oahu) & November 14 + 15 (from Mahaka to Hawaii Kai.) Hours run from 11am-6pm, both days per weekend. I am OPEN for WEEKEND 2, NOV 14 & 15, 11am-6pm, ARTIST #51 on the guidebook map. If you’d like your  *free guidebook,* please let me know OR follow Oahu Open Studios on Facebook for guidebooks & timely updates. You may also view the event & print out your free studio tour map at http://www.oahuopenstudios.com. This is a great event for both art lovers & art collectors alike. Last year, I had a fantastic turn out & would love to see you HERE this year! Wine, tea & pupus will be served, so relax & stay a while. In additional to original art for sale, I’ll also have greeting cards & matted prints of various sizes (as well as custom orders) for sale to fit any price point. If you’ve wanted to see my art up close, please come visit!

Aloha & a hui hou,

Susan ~ The Glitter Gypsy

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Aloha dear friends!, Please join international singer & songwriter, Lucie Lynch (www.lucieslighthouse.com) & me, Susan Conrad Risse (www.glittergypsy.com) for our Champagne Art Salon & Living Room Concert on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 5:00-8:00p.m. Enjoy an elegant evening with art, music and champagne! Mingle with us & the other guests at my home & art studio with stunning views of Koko Head & Hanauma Bay, and lose yourself in the endless blue of the vast Pacific Ocean. With a glass of champagne in your hand, a variety of delicious pupus to choose from, peruse the art, visit, ask questions & talk story with us. At 7:00p.m., we’ll gather for an exclusive private concert with Lucie as she weaves my art into her music and makes the paintings come alive! I’ll be unveiling my latest completed work. I’ll tell you a bit about my process, the story around creating it and Lucie will spontaneously create & sing a song about it. How cool is that?? Space is limited, so if this sounds like your kind of thing, gather your friends & get your tickets now! Please share this with your Oahu friends. We love meeting new people who enjoy these kinds of experiences. To get your tickets & reserve your spot, please visit & “Like” my Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/GlitterGypsy The link is there to purchase your tickets. Mahalo for reading this & we’ll see you at the Champagne Art Salon! Aloha ~ Susan Conrad Risse ~ The Glitter Gypsy

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OOS in Sunday Honolulu Star-Advertiser-11/30/14IMG_2882IMG_1118Please come join us here at Glitter Gypsy Studio this weekend, December 6th & 7th, 2014, 11am-6pm (both days) for ART, conversation & refreshments, in corroboration with Oahu Open Studios! Free guide maps & detailed information about this exciting event can be found at http://www.oahuopenstudios.com GLITTER GYPSY STUDIO (Susan Risse) is location #22 on the Guide map–Weekend 1 (12/6-12/7.) View Susan’s latest artwork, mix & mingle with fellow art lovers & collectors, purchase original gifts for the Holidays & enjoy a glass of wine while taking in the panoramic views of Koko Head & the gorgeous Pacific Ocean. Original art, giclees, matted prints, jewelry & functional pottery will be available for viewing &/or purchasing. Gift Certificates will also be available for easy shopping during this busy Holiday season. These may be used for merchandise, workshops, retreats, personalized art classes, ‘Ladies’ Night Out Parties,’ Customized birthday parties, Team-building events & more! Print your map & enjoy a fun, FREE weekend, while supporting your local community & artists. Art is the gift that keeps on giving. Peruse my “Artworks Pages” here on this site to check out my latest pieces. Drop your business card in the jar (or just your name & email on our paper slips) when you come by this weekend to be entered into the *FREE ARTWORK* drawing! **No purchase necessary nor need to be present to win. We will contact you if you’re the winner. We hope to see you here this weekend!

You’re also invited to attend our Opening Celebration/Preview Exhibition this Thursday, 12/4/14 from 6:00-9:00p.m. at The Ward Warehouse-Building D, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd. in the Kaka’ako Conference room. Meet the participating artists, enjoy a small taste of our work & plan your itinerary for the weekend. Be sure to stop by my booth & say hello! (Studio #22)

For this WEEKEND, DECEMBER 6TH-7TH, 11AM-6PM, please be sure to visit me at my Home Studio:

Glitter Gypsy Studio, 1007 Kaluanui Road, Honolulu (Hawaii Kai) 96825, Phone # 808~352~9145, #22 on guide map

Ahoha! ~ Susan Conrad Risse, aka The Glitter Gypsy

For more frequent updates about what I’m doing, please friend me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GlitterGypsy &/or Susan Conrad Risse, Follow me on Twitter @SusanRisse, Instagram @glittergypsies, LinkedIn: Glitter Gypsy Risse

I’ll see you HERE this weekend!!! Mahalo & aloha!

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It’s almost time! This will be your inspiration as we paint our very own Goddess Icons this weekend, June 21-22nd at Glitter Gypsy Studio in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii. I’ll be leading you step-by-step through the process, so don’t worry, even if you feel that you can’t even paint a stick figure–seriously. All you need is a desire in your heart & soul to EXPRESS YOURSELF…to find yourself…to reclaim YOURSELF. If you’re feeling a tug or stirring inside, that’s your soul trying to get your attention, trying to get you to wake up & create the life you really desire. Signing up is easy. Just click on the “Events & Adventures” tab & you’re in! Sending you much love, beauty & aloha, Susan Conrad Risse, aka *The Glitter Gypsy*

Aloha Friends and Fellow Goddesses!

Looking for an adventure? Tired of the same-ol’-same-ol’? Feeling like you’ve lost your spark? Needing a kick-start to access your divine goddess energy and creativity?

Then I’ve got just the right medicine for you! You are cordially invited to “The Goddess Alchemy Painting Retreat,” a very exciting and empowering painting weekend. It’s happening here at Glitter Gypsy Studio, in gorgeous Honolulu, Hawaii.

Over this momentous weekend together, we’ll journey into the very depths of your soul’s innate wisdom, allowing you to discover and then create your own Goddess Icon.


You’ll be welcomed into a serene and peaceful environment, promoting sharing, ritual and a community atmosphere. No painting experience is required, just a desire in your heart to connect with your Divine Feminine Self through creativity.


Throughout this inspirational experience, using Intentional Creativity, you won’t have to worry about a thing. I’ll be guiding you through a simple step-by-step process. As your journey progresses, you’ll become enlightened, allowing your insight to guide you in creating your own “Goddess Icon.” When you leave with ‘Her,’ you’ll continue to feel the essence of the energy and intention that you’ve put into Her & she will continue to bless and inform you.

I welcome this opportunity to get to know you better and would absolutely LOVE to inspire and create with you!

A light lunch, healthy snacks & beverages are included. You’re also welcome to bring something for our snack bar, if you’d like, but don’t feel obligated.

This retreat will be taking place June 21st-22nd from 11am-4:30pm.

Claim your spot now, as this intimate event has limited spaces. It’s easy to sign up– just click on the”Buy Now” button below and we’ll see you here!

UPDATE:

Special Goddess Promotion price ONLY $199 materials included

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ONLY a $50 deposit to Make a Reservation**.

Then we’ll hear you say; 

Yes! I’m a Goddess, I’m an Artist & I’m there!!!”

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY!

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It’s time to put yourself first and shed those old stories. Let’s uncover the REAL YOU again!

With Aloha,

Glitter Gypsy

Web Site: Glitter Gypsy’s Adventures.

FB: Susan Conrad Risse

FB Artist Page: GlitterGypsy

**Non-refundable deposit, with balance of $149 due by June 20,2014.

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Come join me this Friday evening, December 6th, from 5:30-10-00p.m. at Honolulu’s “First Friday Art Event & Night Market.” I’ll be in the “Chinatown Courtyard,” located street level below the “Chinatown Artist Lofts” at 1126 Smith Street. Finish your Christmas shopping in one place! My current inventory of paintings, art prints, jewelry & more will be on sale for this one night event. I’ll also be having a drawing for a door prize. Just stop by & drop your business card or name & email in the box & I’ll let you know if you’ve won. You needn’t be present at the time of the drawing to win. We’ll also have live music, food & a *Secret Beer Garden* there. What’s not to like? For your information, I also accept the “ID Card” (Hawaii Isle Discount Card,) which will save you an additional 20% off all purchases! Not sure what to buy someone for Christmas or Hanukkah? Buy them a gift certificate for merchandise or one of my art workshops, parties or private lessons!

**Note: It’s a little tricky to find because it’s a courtyard, located between Smith and Maunakea Streets, with an entrance off either street. It lies with the square block between these two streets & N. Hotel Street & N. Pauahi St. (It’s not well marked, so if you can get within this square block, just poke around or ask where the Chinatown Artists lofts are.) One of the entrances is located catty-corner from the Maunakea Marketplace on Maunakea St. Whew! Trust me- that’s the hardest part, the rest will be fun! See you Friday! Thanks!

Hi everybody! It’s been a very busy & adventurous year & I must admit– I’ve been very absent here! What I’ve found is that it’s much easier to follow me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SusanConradRisse ~ OR ~ on my Artist Page at http://www.facebook.com/GlitterGypsy. I’m also on Twitter @SusanRisse, LinkedIn( Glitter Gypsy Risse) & am now getting started over on Instagram at glittergypsies. You can also check out my “OMG’s” (One Minute of Glitter) on my YouTube channel gypsyinparadise. I’m posting on Facebook nearly every day, so I really do hope that you will come on over to one or better yet (for me, anyway) ALL of these windows of my world & “friend, follow or like” me! I SO appreciate your following me here & really hope that I’ll see you over there now too! I’m also COMPLETELY REVAMPING my website (this one) http://www.glittergypsy.com to a beautiful, updated visual feast that will include all of my new artwork, offerings AND an on-line store, where you’ll be able to view & purchase my original art, giclees, prints, jewelry & more all in one place! There will also be workshops & other class offerings (on-line & in-person) & other projects that I’ve been working on all year for your perusal.  I’m super-excited to be working on this & can’t wait to open it! It is, however, a huge undertaking, so I’m not exactly sure when I’ll be launching it, but I’ll announce it here, as well as over on my other social media sites. Again, thank you so much for following me here. I’m not going anywhere, but I just wanted to offer you some additional options as to where you can follow me. I really hope that you will.

I’d like to leave you with a quote from Rumi, as well as my latest painting, which is still drying on the easel.

“What you seek is seeking you.” Rumi

She Creates Her Own Sweet Reality

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