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"If I-con, you-con!" The new slogan for Father Damian Higgins' Iconography workshops. I'm apparently the new "poster child!"

“If I-con, you-con!” The new slogan for Father Damian Higgins’ Iconography workshops. I’m apparently the new “poster child!”

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Iconography Workshop with Father Damian Higgins 4/23/13-4/26/13 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Wow! What an incredible experience it was 2 weeks ago when Fr. Damian Higgins of Mendocino, CA graced us with his presence & “Classical Iconography Workshop!” Fr. Damian led us through not only the techniques & execution of completing our very own Icons from start to finish, but also gave us the background & significance of this ancient “Icon Writing” tradition.

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Hello, dear friends! How have you been? I’ve been away for a while due to some health issues, so I REALLY appreciate your stopping back in here! I’ve missed you.

Anyhoo, I’m really excited to announce my next event, and I do hope that you can join me! It’s on the evening of 12/12/12 in Honolulu, Hawaii at Glitter Gypsy Studio. Mark it on your calendar, ok? It’s not only on the night of the “New Moon,” which symbolizes new beginnings, but numerically, it’s also really significant. The next time we have a numerical line-up like this will be in 01-01-2101! And it’s also my Birth-day! Not to mention that my Birth-Day is & has always fallen on the Feast Day of the Virgen of Guadalupe, Protectress of all of the Americas & my Patron Saint. So…if these aren’t enough reasons to celebrate & create in community, then I don’t know what is?! After a rough year for me & for so many others that I know, would you like to join me for an evening of abundant new energy? This potent combination of the New Moon’s energy, the numerical energy of 12/12/12, the Feast Day of “Our Lady,” revered by so many around the World & the energy of me beginning a brand new year in my life is sure to create a powerfully energizing night! Won’t you please join me as we vision our future together in a creative way?

What to expect:

**5:30-6:15p.m.: Drinks, food & socializing

**6:15-6:45p.m.: Circle Ritual: Introductions, Connection, Ritual

**6:45-8:45p.m.: Creating Your “Vision Board” for 2013 by visually documenting the coming year as you see & desire it to be. We will be journalling, collaging, embellishing & of course, !glittering! onto your Vision Board to cement your intentions into your psyche & then send them out into the Universe. You will leave with not only a beautiful piece of art that you’ve created, but a tangible visual reminder to refer to throughout the coming year. Setting clear intentions &  seeing visual reminders dramatically improves your success rate for living your “Dream Life” in 2013. By ‘putting it out there’ rather than just having “spinning thoughts” in your head allows it to become REAL. **NO PREVIOUS ART EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.**

**8:45-9:15p.m.: Closing Circle Ritual with community sharing

**LIVE MUSIC BY INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL SINGER/SONGWRITER LUCIE LYNCH TO ACCOMPANY & ENHANCE OUR CREATIVE ENERGY**

This is my gift to all of you. I would like to share the energy of my Birth-day & the energy of 12/12/12 & the New Moon with anyone who like to do this. Practicing “Intentional Creativity” (as taught to me by my teacher & mentor, Shiloh Sophia McCloud) has completely changed my life, so I’d like to share this gift with you, as well. Would you like to re-boot, wipe the slate clean & begin anew in 2013? Then this is the event for YOU!

And it’s FREE. There’s no catch. I just want to share this evening with those of you who feel that this is something that speaks to you & that you would feel empowered by doing! And it’s going to be FUN–I promise! (If you’d like to bring some food or drink to share with the group, or leave a donation in the box to cover the cost of my supplies, that would be gratefully appreciated. But, again, there is NO expectation of anything FROM you, I just want to share my time, energy & creativity WITH you. Also, if you’d like to bring a personal item to place on the alter as an offering or prayer, you are welcome to do that, as well.)

So—If this is something that you’d like to do, please leave a comment below or email me at susan@glittergypsy.com so I can plan accordingly. Space is limited, so if you’d like to come, please let me know as soon as possible. Also, as the date approaches, begin by spending some quiet time with yourself every day or every other day, at least. Even 10 or 15 minutes is enough. Go through magazines, books & the like & just randomly tear out images, words, quotes, etc. that “speak to you.” (There doesn’t need to be any rhyme or reason to your process–just tear it out. Let your subconscious mind, rather than your conscious mind do the work for a change. I’ll also have plenty of supplies here, but by doing this in advance, you’ll have more to work with.) Also try doing some journalling or free-writing during this quiet time & allow things to just flow onto the page. Again, don’t think about it too much, just write down what comes to you. There’s no judgement here, we’re just trying to activate our “right brains,” since we spend most of our time in our “left brains” doing more logical type work. We just want to balance our right & left brains, so that creativity can inform our daily lives. It is a great way to achieve a more balanced life. Instead of always thinking, planning, doing, making lists & the like, if we can also tap into our just being-ness, dreaming, doodling, painting, etc., that balance is more accessible. We sort of have to re-train our brains, otherwise, we just end up in stress & burn-out much of the time. You can actually get MORE done by using BOTH sides of your brain & end up feeling happier & more joy-full!

OK, you ready? I can’t wait to spend time with you, my friends! It’s going to be awesome & inspiring!!!

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**Lucie Lynch is a professional singer/songwriter and actress influenced by Joni Mitchell, Jewel, Eva Cassedy, Ben Harper and Jack Johnson. She uses her voice as her primary instrument with her travel-guitar “Martin” strumming along wherever her Song may take us. It’s not uncommon for Lucie to visibly shift as the music starts to channel spontaneous lyrics, sweeping the audience to arrive together with a

   collective exhale at a new destination.

**To learn more about Susan “Glitter Gypsy” just click on the link at the top of this page.

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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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Join me at The Fresh Cafe for the Spotty Dotty Party on April 26th from 5-10pm. $3.00 entry at the door gets you a diverse evening of live Music, Live Art and lots of wonderful local vendors like ME! (Pssst – if you wear polka dots it is only $2.00 at the door.) Browse through this one-stop-shop for local vintage & handmade fashion, art, music and more!

This is an all ages event featuring a prize raffle and Twister competition.

Enjoy the vibe, check out my new artwork and introduce yourself!

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Yeah! I’ll be back at the “Mendonca Building Courtyard”-1126 Smith St. Honolulu 96817,(Chinatown)for the 1st Friday Art Event again next month, 3/2/12 from 5-10pm. The Courtyard is located off Maunakea AND Smith St. (2 entrances), near Hotel St. Look carefully, as it’s an INTERIOR Courtyard, & easy to miss unless you look in. There are also loft galleries & a Vintage Shop upstairs, so look for those signs,too. In addition, Mark’s Garage will be hosting a fun “Biergarten,” including live music, food & of course, BEER at the end, IN the courtyard area. I’ll be there again with my art, prints, jewelry & more. I will be having another give-away drawing, so be sure to stop by & drop your business card in my box & I’ll let you know if you’ve won. February’s winner was Sarah Jo from San Francisco! Congratulations, Sarah!!! Really hope to see you there!

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Hi, everybody, & thanks for checking in on me! Last Friday night (1st Friday Art Event in Honolulu’s Chinatown District) was just fantastic! I’ve posted a couple of photos of my “booth” which was in “Chinatown Courtyard,” off Maunakea St. It’s a lovely courtyard setting, with beautiful exposed brick walls to hang my paintings, with room for a table for jewelry & prints. I met so many wonderful people there & got giddy in the creative environment. Many people stopped to look, compliment or purchase my wares. It was an artsy crowd and we had live flamenco music playing nearby.

I definitely plan to be there again, as it was a huge success & a really fun venue! I’ll keep you posted…

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Aloha……

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What a great evening last Thursday (2/2/12) at “The Arts at Marks Garage!” The Hawaii premiere of the film, “The Hooping Life” was played, with follow-up questions being answered by the film’s star, Anah. A hooping demonstration followed & then onto last-minute bids for the silent auction items. Winners were then announced & prizes distributed, with 50% of all proceeds donated to Girlfest~Hawaii. It was my honor & privilege to both attend & be a donor at this most important fundraiser!Thank you to Sirrka Aho & Lacey Coop, of R(e)Volve Hawaii for allowing me to be a part of this cause, which is so very near & dear to my heart. Blessings to all who were a part of this event. Aloha……… Susan Conrad Risse

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