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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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Join local artist, teacher & spiritual guidess, Susan Conrad Risse as she walks you, step-by-step, in the creation of a traveling shrine or altar dedicated to honoring your sacred self.
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Come just as you are, straight from work or wherever, to play with us in this magical, whimsical & sacred playground of the heart.

All are welcome, no matter what you feel your “creative level” is. 
NO PREVIOUS ART EXPERIENCE is required.
When: Wednesday, June 19th – 5:00-8:30 pm
Where: Waimanalo Beach Cafe and Gallery
41-865 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo 96795
(808) 783-4749 http://www.facebook.com/dabeachcafe

Included will be yummy food & drinks and ALL supplies.
If you have totems or elements of significance to you in this creation, please bring them along!

We will begin by gathering in circle to connect & ground with one another, as well as to visualize & set our intention for our evening journey. We’ll then gather our containers, personal items that you’ve brought plus anything that speaks to you from my personal ‘stash’ & begin creating!

I promise that you will not only open up your heart & have fun, but you’ll also leave with something that you’ve lovingly created. – Sound good?

Save your spot now for just a $20.00 non-refundable deposit. 
Remaining $30.00 balance to be paid by June 14th. ($50.00 total) Deposit through Paypal to susan@risse.com or drop off your deposit at the cafe to save your seat.Image

According to the dictionary, a shrine is:
1.) A place or object hallowed from its history or associations; as a shrine of art.

2.) A case, box or receptacle, especially one in which one deposits sacred relics.

3.) Ritual Altar: An altar that contains objects placed for specific intent which have deliberate symbolism. An altar created thoughtfully enhances the ritual’s meaning for the individual or group.

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