Recently, I sent a few friends three photos of me making pottery for the Empty Bowls fundraiser. The potters had a few friendly competitions of ways to creatively make bowls, including not using hands! It really pushed my creativity in new ways. The photo of me making pottery with my toes was a big hit with my friends, so I thought I’d share it. The Empty Bowls program helps people who are hungry through a grassroots movement that has really spread to many places — I hope you’ll check the link and see if there is one in your area. You can get a wonderful handmade bowl (or toe-made in the case of this particular moment of fun competition) with some yummy soup.
If you are interested in opening up your creativity in new ways (art, writing, music, intuition and more), my Creativity & Intuition Retreat is coming up soon: November 10-14. Although my students won’t be making pottery with hands and toes, they will be expressing creativity in many new and wonderful ways. People think you have to be “gifted” to be intuitive, artistic and musical.I’ve learned that’s not true. If you’ve always wanted to express yourself in any of these ways, come to one of the most special places I’ve ever been: Breitenbush Hot Springs. Deep in the old-growth rainforest, you’ll connect with creativity and gain the confidence to express yourself through art, writing, songwriting and music. You’ll learn the basics of intuition and use it to enhance your creativity — even if you’ve never explored these areas. You’ll connect with intuition (knowing something without knowing how you know it), a skill that anyone can learn. You’ll gain insight into your health, career, relationships and life direction. Intuition and creativity are closely intertwined. As you connect with intuition, you’ll stoke the fires of your creative passions. Because I’ve received several heartfelt requests, I’m offering “Creativity and Intuition” for the first time in six years. The timing, along with this special place, feels right. This is the most popular retreat I’ve ever taught and is limited to 20 people. Come rest, restore, renew and discover your creativity, intuition and your more authentic self. I hope you’ll join me, Karen Grace Kassy, and special guest musician instructor Shireen Amini. If you are interested, please register soon to ensure lodging availability (by October 31: Halloween, after that there may be fewer lodging options). The retreat is November 10-14, 2014 $350 plus lodging.
or call Breitenbush Retreat Center directly at 503-854-3320