Friday morning classes are currently online as we navigate through the Covid Virus situation and are on a love offering/donation basis.
10am – 12:30pm / $40 per class or $140 for a 4-pack (to be used within 8 weeks)
No art experience is necessary/ all art materials included Please provide your own book to alter or art journal
Join me for a heart centered art journaling experience happening weekly in my home studioor online, as a 1-1 experience where I create right along with you, via Zoom.
Basically, We Are Creating Wisdom Books.
Each week we will start with some timed writing designed to drop us down into the deep knowing of the heart along with gentle facilitation and a group discussion at the end of our time together.
Working in used books and using various mediums (watercolors, paint pens, magic markers, rubber stamps, collage materials…) we will create from the inside out, crafting a sacred space in which to discover the unique, creative magic that resides within us all.
Register by contacting me via email or call or text 816-550-6728. The home studio address will be provided upon registration.
A Peek Inside One of My Altered Books
Still curious? Here's a blog post about why I love working in old books
Here’s what people are saying about HeART Journaling:
“I felt so good when I got home that it made me realize that I have no idea how much I might be struggling/suppressing/ignoring until I get to class and notice such a huge difference when we are done.”
– MB Overland Park, KS
“Thank you so much for this opportunity and for helping me get this stuff out. I feel amazing!”
– CW Mission, KS
” Whether I connect in person or online this is a life-line for me. Thank you!”
– AH Kansas City, MO
“Stephanie has such a compassionate and gentle way of guiding me to my own knowing. She knows the territory of the inner world and all that can happen on the way to stepping deeply into ourselves. I know in a session that anything and everything that is within me is welcomed. I feel grounded in my body and intuition during and after my sessions with Steph. I also always feel her unwavering commitment and wise patience with the process as it unfolds moment to moment. “
– Leela Haris, Kansas City, MO (Dalian Method Healing Facilitator)
“Stephanie provides a safe, alluring studio in a forest like setting. Her insightful questions will help you appreciate what is enfolding on the paper. Our world with its frantic pace and rewarding of productive activity keeps us away from creative activities. Creativity is needed in everyone’s life. I personally would not feel the peace as well as the emotions without process art in my life.”
– Therese, Overland Park, KS
“My work with Stephanie has been instrumental in helping me heal life wounds that I have no words for. Stephanie’s non-judgmental nature, gentle inquiry, commitment to the process and deep respect for the sacredness of her work provide a safe container to be with whatever is up in my life.”
To whoever seeks to diminish my flame - consciously, unconsciously, maliciously or with the best of intentions,
Thank you for your attention. Thank you for wishing me well and trying to save me or put me on the right path. Thanks also to those with an envious nature and hidden resentment, who choose to shoot invisible beams of meanness my way. Thank you, as this adds fuel to my fire...... and by the way, I am just fine.
My way may not look like yours. My way may look like nothing at all. My way, may even look as if I am lost or floundering, I assure you this is not the case.
MY life is precious, encompassing the good and the bad. The hard parts are welcome just as the fun and easy stuff are. My life is plainly ornate, small in the biggest of ways and full in its sparsity. My life sparkles from the inside out and it suits me.
I have days when I feel weak and voiceless....I embrace them for I know they will come and go. I have days I feel on top of the world and that I am the luckiest wom…
What you think about you bring about. You create your own reality. Positive Vibes Only. Nope. I can't buy this. I mean, at one time I did....and then after my love affair with The Secret was over, I found myself sitting in a pool of my own shame and self loathing. Why couldn't I manifest my reality? Why couldn't I think positively all the time? What was wrong with me?
What I discovered, was that there was NOTHING wrong with me. Shit happens. We are on planet earth. We are spirits in the material world and the material world is a mixed bag. Suka Duka - What goes up, must come down.
So why has our culture (at least in some circles) become enamored with this? Maybe because we love pain...or maybe because we like to cause others shame. OR maybe when things are really bad for someone it's easier for us to pass it right back on to them, instead of really looking and feeling into it with them....because that would be seriously uncomfortable. And why is it uncomfortable? Because…
This weekend I spent much of my time in the studio having intimate conversations and creating with women in person and on Skype. Some of our time was held in sacred silence, where we met ourselves deeply with varying art supplies. Other times we painted, ending our time together with some potent conversation.
What I discovered was, for whatever reason, there are many of us who are not called to attend rallies and demonstrations right now. And even though we are practicing activism in our own ways, we've been feeling like we aren't doing it right. We've even felt a little guilty and some shame for not showing up in the same way as (what feels like) the majority of our country right now.
Not everyone has the time, money, physical strength or desire to attend rallies or protests. However, many of us do recognize the great chasm that exists in the US and know it is time to do something. This has fed our hunger to go within and become curious about the division going on there.