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Nancy Hyde

Posted by [email protected] on September 25, 2015 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear Denise and Friends of Nancy,


I visited Nancy yesterday for a few hours sitting with her, telling her a Fairy Tale (The Donkey), singing and being as present as possible. Julie Fellum was with her helping. She and Julie have had a long friendship and had discussed many years ago that they would be there for each other and help with the passing of whomever came first. Nancy's 3 adult children and Carlos (her partner and the father of Francis her youngest son about 21)...

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Artist Completing Nature

Posted by [email protected] on August 22, 2015 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

"Both thinkers (Schopenhauer and Goethe) believe that there are intensions in nature that she can neither bring completely to expression nor attain in her creations, at least not with the details. The creative artist tries to recognize these intentions in nature; he tries to combine them and represent them in a picture. One now comprehends Goethe, who says that art is a revelation of nature's secret intentions and that the creative artist reveals the continuation of nature.


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Our Art Retreat - What the Bees Know - July 2015

Posted by [email protected] on August 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi -

"What the Bees Know!" an Awakening Arts (Nurturing Arts) Guild Retreat

Summer 2015 at Sophia's Garden Sebastopol, facilitated by Mary Jo Dorr


I am thinking of Mary Jo and her hard work and play sharing with us last month in Monique's magic Sophia's Garden,

and of those who were unable to attend...

thus this gift of memory - please add what I have left out.

*Also anyone with photos to share would be appreciated. I include t...

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Link to book by Eva Mees-Christeller

Posted by [email protected] on March 24, 2015 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Genezen met kunst: handreikingen aan kunsttherapeuten

By E. Mees-Christeller

In Dutch - is this the book Jaki was translating?

Chapter 10 seems to be on Dynamic Drawing from my poor Du...

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Notes from Oct. 2014 SF Bay Guild Meeting

Posted by [email protected] on October 25, 2014 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello, Here are some memories of October Gathering at Mary's in Santa Rosa the first Sunday of the month.

Peace to all! We were: Barbara, Uta, Rika, Mary and Denise (Marcia was sick - hope you are feeling better!)

Arts: As we had discussed in September at Stanford we continued in our book "Painting and Drawing in Waldorf Schools" Chapter 3 on Form Drawing. Mary lead us with Michael Song and awaking improv with patterns through throwing balls to one a...

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Inspirational Poem (shared by Maria)

Posted by [email protected] on August 21, 2014 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

This poem came to my attention May 2003 when the US was beginning a war campaign and I was trying to advance myself as a Nurturing Artist.  It touched a cord that gave me courage to get going and also expresses to me an essence of Nurturing Arts.  When this year 2014 Maria wrote back and included this poem (passed on from another US NArtist) I was deeply effected so wish to share it here:

(Rainer Maria Rilke)

The hour is striking so close above me,

so clear and sha...

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February 2014 Guild Meeting

Posted by [email protected] on February 28, 2014 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Thought I would write some notes about our February 2014 gathering at Mary's presented by Denise as we get ready for our March meeting this Sunday.

Feb. 2nd with the first good rains in a long time....

In Attendance: Barbara, Rika, Uta, Marcia, Mary. Denise

Working out of inspiration from 7th grade per book: "Painting and Drawing in Waldorf Schools" by Thomas Wildgruber especially pages 292-297 and with the season of St. Brigid Fe...

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December 2013, January 2014 and 2014 Ahead

Posted by [email protected] on January 11, 2014 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (3)

So glad some of us could join together last Sunday January 5th and Thank-you to Mary for sharing her space and designing the artist experience.

Here short notes from January and December gathering. Also some organizational details we came up with for year ahead. (Let me know if missing anyone from above list). We do have a calendar online so you can refer to and add to it:

The Year Ahead: We agreed to continue to meet...

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Notes for November 2013 Guild Meeting

Posted by [email protected] on November 21, 2013 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear NA Friends,

Here is an attempt at recall of our November Guild Gathering so that those who could not attend are up to date.

Gathered: Mary, Stephanie, Barbara, Christine, Uta, Rika

Presenting: Marcia, Denise

Theme: Out of the sixth grade

Locations: Mary's new space

Black and White experience in charcoal with Tree and background/dark to light - forming from direct drawing and negative space. (Inspiration from the exercise...

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Notes from the October 2013 meeting

Posted by [email protected] on October 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Next meeting is Sunday Nov. 3rd at Mary Bowen's and Marcia and Denise will present out of inspiration of 6th grade.

December meeting is the 8th (second Sunday rather than first) location unknown - anyone? Presenters Rika and Barbara. Usually we meet up at 10:00AM with art beginning 10:30.

Some requirement to bring materials may be called for and a potluck sharing.


October Meeting: We met at Uta's lovely...

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