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Looking for something fun and *different* to do on Oahu this weekend? Then welcome, and join us for an elegant evening of art, music and champagne! Get inspired to create a life where you feel healthy, happy and whole.

Join singer and songwriter Lucie Lynch and me for a European style Art Salon and Full Moon private concert, featuring my art and Lucie’s music! Mingle with us and our guests at my home and studio, with stunning views of Koko Head and lose yourself in the endless blue of the vast Pacific Ocean. With a glass of champagne in your hand and a variety of delicious pupus to choose from, peruse the art and enjoy an opportunity to really engage with it, up close. Feel free to ask questions and invite conversations. This will be an interactive experience, harkening back to the Gertrude Stein Art Salons in Paris in the early 1900’s.

At 7:00pm, we’ll gather for an exclusive private *Full Moon* concert with Lucie, as she weaves my art into her music, and makes the paintings come alive!

Space is limited, so if this intrigues you, get your tickets now! Only $35.00 for the entire experience, including food, drinks, music and art. $45. at the door

**Tickets HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/champagne-art-salon-tickets-22473645278

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Aloha, and welcome to another year of Oahu Open Studios, an island-wide *FREE* ART EVENT! Glitter Gypsy is excited to be participating again this year.

What is Oahu Open Studios? Fifty one local artists will be opening their art studios to the public over the next two weekends. Our event kicks off tomorrow evening at First Friday Arts Walk in Chinatown (November 6,2015, 6:00-9:00p.m.) with our Opening Celebration/Preview Exhibition. Meet the artists & preview their artwork, while enjoying refreshments & live music. The art show will remain hanging there in the lobby of “Bishop Place” (1132 Bishop St. at Fort Street Mall-take the escalator up & pass the security guard to the “Main Lobby”) through November 20th.

“Weekend 1” Artist Open Studios (Central, North Shore & Windward Oahu) is November 7th-8th, 11a.m-6p.m., both days.

“Weekend 2” Artist Open Studios~ MY WEEKEND! ~ (Leeward Oahu~ Waianae to Honolulu to HAWAII KAI) is November 14th-15th, 11a.m-6p.m., both days

**FREE GUIDEBOOKS & PRINTABLE MAPS available at http://www.oahuopenstudios.com Go there to grab your copy & beginning planning your art studio tours!

Be sure to stop by Glitter Gypsy Studio (my home/studio) ~Studio #51~ any time November 14th-15th, 11a.m.-6p.m., both days!

What to expect at Glitter Gypsy Studio:

~Open Studio/Art Salon~ View/purchase my original art, as well as archival quality art prints & greeting cards.

~Enjoy complimentary wine, tea & pupus while visiting, visioning, asking questions & talking story.

~Relax on our ocean-view lanais or poolside while visiting the artist & other guests.

~Ask me about upcoming Events, Workshops, Monthly Women’s Creativity Art Circles, Creative Coaching & More!

~BONUS: International Singer/Songwriter & Actress Lucie Lynch will be performing LIVE Saturday afternoon after 4:00!

Mahalo! I’ll see you at Oahu Open Studios! ~Aloha

PS: I’d love it if you’d “Like” me on FB http://www.facebook.com/GlitterGypsy & Susan Conrad Risse (profile page) on Instagram @glittergypsies, LinkedIn: Glitter Gypsy Risse, @SusanRisse + you’ll receive all of the latest updates a lot quicker & easier!

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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*

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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!

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What an amazing event at the Kahala Resort in Honolulu, HI that I attended on Saturday. Professors Bliss Lau (Designer) & Jasmine Takanikos (Branding Strategist)from Parsons The New School of Design in NYC held a Master Class & Networking Workshop full of incredible information for creative entrepreneurs. Such a rare chance to learn from such successful leaders in their respective fields.I’m always eager to learn new information & new ways approaching business.

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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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Hi, everyone! I just wanted to take a moment & share my painting, “Earth Angel” with you on this most sacred of days, “Earth Day.” When I look at her and the way in which she is holding the Earth as tenderly & lovingly as a newborn baby in her arms, I am deeply reminded of the importance of treating our “home” with that level of intense care. Our planet & all of it’s abundant resources provide endlessly all that we need, more than we need, really. Yet we seem to be facing one crisis after another, much caused by our general lack of appreciation & abuse of what is more than enough. Let’s all take just a moment today to think of one way that we could tread just a tad more lightly on this Sacred Ground, and then try to carry that forward into our week, year, perhaps even our lifetime. Maybe just recycling a little more, or eating a little more organic food, or re-using, recycling, up-cycling or donating items, rather than just throwing them away. There really is no “away,” is there, because it all stays right here with us. It just gets moved to another place.

Thanks, as always for stopping by & for reading this & supporting me.

***”Earth Angel,” acrylic on canvas, original 16″x20″ painting is available for purchase, as well as prints, cards & giclees. This painting is not yet up on my fineartamerica.com store (Under Artist Susan Risse,)but there may be others there you might like. If you’re interested in purchasing “Earth Angel” just leave an inquiry below. Prices are comparable to that you will see on my other pieces in my fineartamerica.com store (Susan Risse)

Aloha nui loa!

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