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Happy MLK Holiday, everyone! On the wings of the courageous Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I, too, would like to say: “I have a dream…” Do you have a dream?? I’ll bet you do. Several years ago, while living in a new city (suburb, really) with my husband and two preschool children, a seed was planted in me. I had no family or friends in this new place, so I spent a lot of time by myself or in the company of the children. I was no longer working as an International Flight Attendant, as I had done for many years. Instead I had chosen, with the support of my husband, to stay home and raise the kids. Firstly, I must say, I’m really happy with that choice. But some of those days, as I’m sure many stay-at-home parents will agree with me on, were extremely challenging. But, gradually, things began to change. I believe that every cloud does, indeed, have a silver lining. And often, behind that cloud, waiting in that silver lining, is an angel. Now, my angels come in many forms.  Sometimes, they appear in dreams or thoughts; sometimes in image, word or prayer. But, I must say that, at least for me, my favorite angels appear in human form. I can cite a number of examples, but I’m certain that if you think about it for a moment, you will know exactly what I’m talking about. Which brings me to my point. I believe in DREAMS, just as Dr. Martin Luther King did. And, I believe in ANGELS. And this is why I am so excited to announce, that I will be teaching in an on-line course, beginning in May, called “ANGELS IN MY STUDIO,” led by Sheri Ann Ponzi! We will be joined by a number of other amazing artists & teachers, as well. So, you see, I believe in myself & my dreams, I believe in the messages received from angels & I believe in YOU! Just look at me for an example. I am now a working artist, & fulfilling yet another dream: teaching an on-line spiritual & creative workshop with an incredible group of artists & teachers. Believe me, if I can do it, you can do it! Sign in for my newsletter to receive all of the latest information on the course right here, up on the right, in the box that days “SIGN ME UP!” (That’s just for my newsletter. Sign-ups for the course will begin in March.) “ANGELS IN MY STUDIO” course description can be found at: http://www.paintingherselfintobeing.com ***P.S.***DON’T FORGET TO COME DOWN TO THE GYPSY NIGHT MARKET IN CHINATOWN FOR FEBRUARY’S FIRST FRIDAY ART EVENT ON 2/3/12 5-10 PM

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Jewelry…Prints..Art…Adventures…Workshops…

In need of a special, unusual, different kind of gift? Don’t have the time or energy to face the frenzied crowds? Drawing a complete blank on what to give???

How about a Glitter Gypsy Gift Certificate??!! Available in $25.00 increments, just click on “Workshop Payments,” Press the “Save my Spot–$25.00 Button” as many times as needed for your desired total.(.Example… Press button once for $25., twice for $50., etc……Payment is straight through Paypal.) Done! The recipient may then contact me to use their certificate on art, jewelry, workshops or adventures at susan@risse.com & I will handle the rest! I can design the ideal gift for that person at any price point that you choose! It’s that simple. Do it now & you’re done.

Mahalo for reading & Happy Holidays to all of you!

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We often hear & even feel the ‘stress’ of the so-called “Holiday Season.” That window of time that falls between Thanksgiving (in the US) & New Year’s Day. This is a season that most of us (especially children)look forward to as the glorious celebration at the end of 1 year & the anticipation of a fresh start to a new year. There are parties, events & the like for any number of occasions that fall into this time frame. It sounds just wonderful & fun, until we are actually in the midst of it.Parties to attend, gifts to purchase, meals to prepare, in-laws, blood relatives, bosses to entertain & be entertained by.

So why do so many of us end up feeling drained, exhausted, resentful & overwhelmed during this most joyous time of year? I’m sure that we all have different reasons, triggers, “history” & the like that bring us to a place of

dissatisfaction & anxiety.

Sooooo….. I, as Glitter Gypsy, am here to propose a couple of solutions to all of this.

1. Keep things simple & focus on relationships & fun, rather than winning “Moistest Turkey of the Year award.”

2. Remember to take care of yourself 1st, so that you have more of the “Fun You” to share, which is really what people are craving now (meaningful relationships.)

3. Do something “just for you.” If someone asks you what you would like for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc., tell them that you would really like to have an “experience” more than a traditional “gift.” And this is where I can help. At Glitter Gypsy’s Art & Adventures, we offer not only beautiful, gallery quality gifts for every budget from costume, hand-made, recycled, up-cycled, vintage estate jewelry to original paintings, prints & giclees & hand-made sculptural pieces.

Another gift item to request, or just give to yourself as a gift of self-love is an experience. I offer everything from painting to assemblage art, jewelry making, shrine, alter & “Memory box” making, both in group & private sessions. You will love it, & I know that you will leave feeling so refreshed & renewed & ready to love & appreciate again that you’ll wish you’d done it for yourself sooner!

>>>>So, I have 2 offerings that I would like to invite you to:

1. Register for my last workshop of 2011 on 12/03/11 from 10:30-5:30 for an amazing “Cleansing Ritual” that will wash away that which no longer serves us, & inviting in all that is good for us in this new year of 2012!

2. In addition, I will be hosting an Artist’s Wine & Cheese Reception & Trunk Show, selling my merchandise mentioned above, as well as “Experience Gift Certificates.” This will be the next day on 12/04/11 from 2-5pm. Open to the public, so spread the word & bring your friends!

****Students who attend the 12/03/11 workshop will have special early VIP shopping after class from 5:30-6:30 AND receive 15% off all purchases!!!

What could be more fun– Connecting with other women in ritual & then shopping-on sale-with them while drinking wine & nibbling on cheese??!! Get your Holiday shopping finished early & have fun at the same time!

Won’t you please join me for one or both of these events?? I’d LOVE to meet/see you!!!………Aloha & Mele Kalikimaka!!!

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Our paintings after day 2. (Works in progress.)Overlooking the caldera~Pele's dwelling in Hawaiian historical culturePhotos at the TempleAlter at the cottageTibetan Temple in Wood Valley, following 11/11/11 ceremony. Kumu (~Teacher~) left ,in black & gold, coming down stairs. Me (center- in pink blessing scarf) after being anointed & blessed as a "High Priestess," by Kumu with Pele's ashes & the sacred scarf . What a surreal experience & profound honor.My cottage in Wood Valley, HI

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Hello, my glitter gypsies! I am SOOOOOO Excited to announce my  EVENT: “RETREAT WITH PELE” in Hilo, HI (on the “Big Island” of Hawaii) on 11/11/11.

I’m so excited about this one that I’ll apologize in advance if this blog goes “all over the place.” So…… here’s what I’ve got for you ~(registration OPEN TO ALL WOMEN):

***3 DAY RETREAT~11/11/11~11/13/11

***REASON: TO CELEBRATE & BE A PART OF THE OPENING OF A NEW VORTEX ON VERY SACRED LAND ON 11/11/11. A VERY WELL KNOWN, RESPECTED & GIFTED KAHUNA WILL LEAD OUR ‘FIREPIT MEDICINE CIRCLE’ TO OPEN A NEW VORTEX THAT WILL LEAD US INTO A NEW PARADIGM ON MOTHER EARTH. SHE HAS BEEN INSTRUCTED BY HER ANCESTORS (NATIVES OF THIS SACRED LAND FOR MANY GENERATIONS) TO OPEN THIS PARTICULAR VORTEX TO USHER IN THE ‘NEW TIMES.’

***I have been invited, personally, by her to join in this ancient ritual & to bring any women with me that feel the calling to be a part of this amazing opening on 11/11/11!!!

*** HERE’S THE AGENDA:

11/11/11: Arrive Hilo airport (flights to be arranged yourself.) ~OR~ LOCAL residents are welcome to either drive home at night ~OR~ book a room for a more “retreat-like experience” on site. Check into the cottage. Directions will be given to you upon registration.

***2:00 p.m.~ Meet at Tibeten Temple near Wood Valley, HI for ceremony with “KUMU” (Teacher/Kahuna).

***4:00p.m.~Return to our cottage to rest/meditate until 6p.m.

***6:00p.m.~ Potluck style dinner at the Lodge, followed by:

KUMU LEADING US OUT TO THE FIREPIT FOR THE ANCIENT HEALING MEDICINE CIRCLE (TO BOTH HEAL US AND OUR PLANET AND INVITE IN THE NEW ENERGY.)

***Retire for the evening.

***11/12/11: Meet at 11:30a.m. in the Main Room (on-site) for my “OPENING RED THREAD CIRCLE CEREMONY”, introductions & coffee.

***12:30-1:30: Break for lunch/walk.

***1:30-6:00 : PAINTING ‘OUR EXPERIENCE’ FROM THE PREVIOUS NIGHT/MORNING.’ {Feel free to take walks/breaks/snacks as desired.}

***6:00p.m.: Break for dinner.

***7:30p.m.: Retire for the evening to rest/reflect/meditate/journal as desired.

***11/13/11: 10:00a.m.~ Meet in Main Room for our trip to the Volcano (Pele’s Home, Goddess of Fire.)

***12:30: Return to cottage for lunch, followed by our closing circle ceremony & sharing.

***Clean up our supplies & dried paintings & pack to depart.

***SO~~~ DOES THIS SOUND LIKE SOMETHING YOUR HEART & SOUL IS YEARNING FOR??!! I HOPE SO!!!

***IMPORTANT~~ LIMITED ACCOMODATIONS AVAILABLE IN THIS AREA, HOWEVER, WE WILL WORK WITH YOU TO TRY AND ACCOMODATE EVERYONE WHO FEELS CALLED TO ATTEND!!!

***ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICE~ ONLY $495.00!!! Just $100.00 to save your spot & payment plans are available!!! (***EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED: Private room in lovely cottage in Pahala, HI, ALL FOOD & DRINKS, ALL EVENTS/CEREMONIES/ WOMEN’S CREATIVE SPIRITUAL WORKSHOP,  ALL MATERIALS & INSTRUCTION!) (discounts for payment in full & weekly payment plans.)

Please contact Susan at susan@risse.com for payment info./payment plans. The Paypal button will be up & running soon, however, due to the limited accommodations in this remote haven, we do recommend you book early to save your spot!

***I so hope that you can join us!!!

***P.S.: Spots are still available for my 1 day retreat here in Honolulu, as follows:

12/03/11: Cleansing Ritual (Click on Cleansing Ritual for details/registration)

***10:30-5:30

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This is my studio, where I will be hosting my next “Women’s Creative Spirituality Workshop” on October 29th from 10:30~5:30, Theme: “Nichos.” There will also be another one on December 3rd(Cleansing Ritual) to round out the Fall Series. Details at http://www.glittergypsy.com. We will create our own “nicho” (tin & glass little shrines, that I chose & brought back from Mexico.)You will leave with your own hand-made nicho that you have created in 1 day! All materials & instructions are included. Feel free to create out on the lanais overlooking the vast Pacific Ocean & Koko Head, or at one of the many tables with a view inside the studio. You needn’t ANY art experience, as this will be a process lead from the heart. The entire day (any workshop) is just $75.00! $25.00 will “hold your spot” allowing you to pay the balance in smaller increments. Please join me & other like-minded women in a day for YOU! A day to express YOUR dreams & desires, without judgement or question. A day to release any “stuck” feelings or desires that have been dying to be expressed. Come open up in a nurturing & inspirational setting. EVERYTHING IS PROVIDED & taken care of. Just show up w/ a sack lunch. (Full kitchen available.) Enjoy complimentary lattes & cappuccinos as if you were starring in your own exotic film. Give yourself the gift of time with yourself. You’ll be really happy that you did!

All events take place in Honolulu, HI.Venue is also available for day or weekend retreats & workshops. Inquire about dates & rates.Aloha…. A hui ho….

Fondly,

Glitter Gypsy

P.S. Glitter will be flowing freely at ALL EVENTS!!!

P.P.S. Please Check out the Retreat With Pele, the Fire Goddess in Hilo, HI, coming up over 11/11/11. 4 day/3 night Retreat to “usher in the new Energy occurring 11/11/11!”  Let’s make history together. Details on this site; simply scroll back for details.

I would be honored to work with you in expressing & discerning your life’s purpose! As the Dalai Lama so poignantly stated: “The Western Women will save the Planet,”…..And so it is…….

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Hello, my glitter gypsies! I am SOOOOOO Excited to announce my NEW EVENT: “RETREAT WITH PELE” in Hilo, HI (on the “Big Island” of Hawaii) on 11/11/11.

I’m so excited about this one that I’ll apologize in advance if this blog goes “all over the place.” So…… here’s what I’ve got for you so far~(registration OPEN TO ALL WOMEN):

***4 DAY RETREAT~11/10/11~11/13/11

***REASON: TO CELEBRATE & BE A PART OF THE OPENING OF A NEW VORTEX ON VERY SACRED LAND ON 11/11/11. A VERY WELL KNOWN, RESPECTED & GIFTED KAHUNA WILL LEAD OUR ‘FIREPIT MEDICINE CIRCLE’ TO OPEN THIS NEW VORTEX THAT WILL LEAD US INTO A NEW PARADIGM ON MOTHER EARTH. SHE HAS BEEN INSTRUCTED BY HER ANCESTORS (NATIVES OF THIS SACRED LAND FOR MANY GENERATIONS) TO OPEN THIS PARTICULAR VORTEX TO USHER IN THE ‘NEW TIMES.’

***I have been invited, personally, by her to join in this ancient ritual & to bring any women with me that feel the calling to be a part of this amazing opening on 11/11/11!!!

*** HERE’S THE AGENDA:

11/10/11: Arrive Hilo airport (flights to be arranged yourself.) ~OR~ LOCAL residents are welcome to either drive home at night ~OR~ book a room for a more “retreat-like experience” on site.

11/11/11: (You may also fly in early today & check in.)

***2:00 p.m.~ Meet at Tibeten Temple near Wood Valley, HI for ceremony with “KUMU” (Teacher/Kahuna).

***4:00p.m.~Return to our Lodge to rest/meditate until 6p.m.

***6:00p.m.~ Potluck style dinner at the Lodge, followed by:

KUMU LEADING US OUT TO THE FIREPIT FOR THE ANCIENT HEALING MEDECINE CIRCLE (TO BOTH HEAL US AND OUR PLANET AND INVITE IN THE NEW ENERGY.)

***Retire for the evening.

***11/12/11: Meet at 11:30a.m. in the Lodge Recreation Room (on-site) for my “OPENING RED THREAD CIRCLE CEREMONY”, introductions & coffee.

***12:30-1:30: Break for lunch/walk.

***1:30-6:00 : PAINTING ‘OUR EXPERIENCE’ FROM THE PREVIOUS NIGHT/MORNING.’ {Feel free to take walks/breaks/snacks as desired.}

***6:00p.m.: Break for potluck style dinner.

***7:30p.m.: Retire for the evening to rest/reflect/meditate/journal as desired.

***11/13/11: 10:00a.m.~ Meet in Lodge Rec. Room for our trip to the Volcano (Pele’s Home, Goddess of Fire.)

***12N: return to Lodge for lunch, followed by our closing circle ceremony & sharing.

***Clean up our supplies & dried paintings & pack to depart.

***SO~~~ DOES THIS SOUND LIKE SOMETHING YOUR HEART & SOUL IS YEARNING FOR??!! I HOPE SO!!!

***IMPORTANT~~ LIMITED ACCOMODATIONS AVAILABLE IN THIS AREA, HOWEVER, WE WILL WORK WITH YOU TO TRY AND ACCOMODATE EVERYONE WHO FEELS CALLED TO ATTEND!!!

***ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICE~ ONLY $495.00!!! Just $100.00 to save your spot & payment plans are available!!! (***EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED: BEAUTIFUL REMOTE LODGE ON 12 ACRES IN WOOD VALLEY, HI, ALL FOOD & DRINKS, ALL EVENTS/CEREMONIES/ WOMEN’S CREATIVE SPIRITUAL WORKSHOP,  ALL MATERIALS & INSTRUCTION!) (discounts for payment in full & weekly payment plans.)

Please contact Susan at susan@risse.com for payment info./payment plans. The Paypal button will be up & running soon, however, due to the limited accommodations in this remote haven, we do recommend you book early to save your spot!

***I so hope that you can join us!!!

***P.S.: Spots are still available for my 1 day retreats here in Honolulu, as follows:

10/29/11: Nichos (Click on Nichos for details/registration)

***10:30-5:30

12/03/11: Cleansing Ritual (Click on Cleansing Ritual for details/registration)

***10:30-5:30

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