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It’s time! My on-line course: “The Traveling Angel Shrine” has been released on the “Angels in my Studio” classroom! Learn to make your own heart-felt & deeply meaningful shrines that you can set up anywhere, give to others, process life events, whatever. The process is simple, inexpensive, & can be done & transported anywhere to make any space feel personalized or sacred. Join me in this easy to follow course, download the video & make them over & over again. You can sign up here up at the top by following the link for Angels in my Studio. What’s even better, you’ll receive 12+ additional courses, meditations, angelic attunements & more, all led by amazing artists from around the world! You can also download & keep all of these courses, as well to learn tons of new techniques.  See you in the “classroom!”

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Won’t you please come join me in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico August 7th-10th, 2012 for my latest retreat offering? “Exploring your Deepest Soul In the Land of The Virgen & Goddesses” promises to be an unforgettable, transformational experience.

Four full retreat days, five nights & 6 days in a luxurious, beautiful Casa, perched on a hilltop with panoramic views of the city and mountains. Beautiful art, Mexican tile work, gorgeous grounds & a rooftop terrace will transport you to a magical state of mind. Colorful rooms with private baths will allow you the privacy that you desire, while lovely living rooms, terraces, full kitchen & more invite you to mingle with other guests if you like.

**4 Day Retreat At A Glance**

Day 1: Private tour with Professor Albert Coffee, (www.coyotecanyonadventures.com) archeologist, on the recently opened historical site: The Pyramids of La Canada de las Virgens. This tour will set the tone & help to inform us for the next 3 days of creativity.

Day 2: Our creative journey begins with Rebecca Peterson, MA, artist & art therapist (www.windowstothesoulrebeccapeterson.blogspot.com). Rebecca will guide us as we journey inward to excavate our own personal mythos with a variety of creative prompts as we journal, sketch & more.

Day 3: Artist Susan Risse (Glitter Gypsy) will guide us as we approach our canvasses. (No previous art experience is necessary–Susan will lead you step-by-step through your creative process.

Day 4: Susan will assist you to completion of your painting of “Your Lady, Virgen or Goddess.” We will be creating from a space of the Feminine Divine within in each of us. Everyone will leave with their own spirit-guided & finished painting!

**All breakfasts, lunches & materials during the retreat are included.**

**2 options available:

**Local residents- all 4 days, including lunches & materials = $400.00 USD

**Travellers: All of the above, plus 6 days/5 nights luxurious accommodations including breakfast. Transportation to and from Leon airport.

$1,075.00 USD (Bring a friend & save on double occupancy.)

Payment arrangements can be made be contacting susan@risse.com

USD or Mexican pesos accepted

Sound perfect?? $250.00 will save your spot! Or~pay in full & save!

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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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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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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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Hi, everybody! Thank you so much for stopping by!!!!
Where do I begin? It has just been a whirlwind of activities, experiences, highs, lows, & everything in between for the past 2 months.
I have been riding high on my puffy, glittery clouds way up in the stratosphere for the past few months, on my journey to my reality, & having loads of fun along the way. My amazing trip to Mexico & CA, as well as putting on “The Women’s Spiritual Creativity Retreat” in Hawaii from April 8-10, 2011 really had me on a high of doing the type of work that I really want to be doing in my life. Everything went so smoothly, was rewarding & fun & left me with a huge dose of self-confidence to continue forward on this journey.
As I said earlier, I returned from Mexico, reunited with my family, & spent time with them reconnecting for several days. The following weekend was the retreat I had been planning on the North Shore of Oahu. So, with all of my goods packed up in the “gypsy wagon,” I embarked on my next adventure.
Drove up to the North Shore of Oahu (the island where I live) to the beautiful, magical “Benedictine Monastery of Hawaii,” where I would be spending the next several days. I checked into my room, with the adjoining suite, where the actual activities would be happening. Fine-tuned the schedule, & placed a copy in everyone’s room. I decorated the room with brightly colored scarves & tapestries, lit lots of candles, & scattered my artwork throughout the room to “set the tone.”
The guests began arriving one by one, checking into their private rooms, settling in, eating, attending prayer vigils, and the like, before we were to meet in the “suite” for opening Red Thread Ceremony.
Alas, we began. We passed the red thread of connection & spoke a bit about ourselves & why we were here. After having connected, we all went to our rooms for sleep, meditation, or contemplation, (whatever was needed for each individual.)
The next day, we met again to begin creating our own personal nichos– Mexican tin & glass alters, or shrines, to work on whatever was on our heart that weekend. Everyone was successful, receiving clarity & enlightenment in physical form, in what they had created. Openings & illuminations poured forth from the nichos AND the women. We continued our work on Sunday, & had our closing ceremony mid-afternoon. We all shared & cried & laughed about our experiences that weekend. No one left feeling empty or unenlightened. It was a magical experience, & I thank all of the participants, as well as the Benedictine Community for sharing a bit of themselves with me.
Which, brings me to the title of this post. Please check out cosmiccowgirlsmagazine.wordpress.com for the latest article, featuring moi, Glitter Gypsy, written by the amazingly talented Elizabeth Gibbons, Queen of Glitter, to learn more about me & what I’m up to!
Thank you, Elizabeth, Shiloh, & all of the amazing women behind this magazine, for the honor of being featured this month….. And for the privilege of working with you

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Glitter Gypsy will be a guest speaker on tonight’s Cosmic Cowgirls’ Conference call @ 7:15 p.m. PST! To listen in please  go to http://www.cosmiccowgirlsuniversity.com, sign up & receive the conf. call & pin# .

Hope you can make it!!!!

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