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The summer is when I start do a lot of my planning and visioning for the following year.  It's a fairly new practice, but so far the timing and energy feel perfectly open for dreaming into new possibilities and setting the stage for what's to come.  I always love that momentum that brings us into the fall, almost like starting a brand new year as we align with the beginning of school, time to buy fresh notebooks and get a new daily schedule squared away.  A great time for new beginnings.

I am working on creating seasonal, juicy, one-day Wishstudio retreats here on the island, the first of which is taking place this fall with the fabulous Jen Lee on October 19th!  I have been sinking deeply into my home and community as of late to manifest artful community, and what's taking hold is nothing short magic.  These will be held in February, May, July and October of next year with everything I love, soulful workshops, nurturing creative community, gorgeous food, and wrapped in special touches and a beautiful scenic location by the sea - an experience to remember!  

Also starting this fall, I am gathering a small group of fellow kindreds for manifesting and visioning creative dreams and goals.  This will be a monthly meet-up and a safe space for sharing and asking questions, giving and receiving support, offering resources, and bringing to life our soul's work.  Details are in the works, and if you're local and interested in joining us for the year, drop me a note!  The first meeting will be in September.

Finally, I'm thrilled to have opened my Society 6 Shop which creates beautiful framed prints and giclees of my work that you can buy.  I'll be adding other items such as pillows, and laptop and iphone skins to the shop, so check back for new things.  I created a new shop page to include both online boutiques for you to peruse.

Dates are on my calendar and dreams are in the making...for realz, people!  

I can't wait to make some serious magic with you!


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