The Write Direction!
Maybe you've noticed, maybe you haven't, but it has been a while since I sent out a newsletter. Perhaps it's because there have been quite a few changes going on with me and therefore, Vivid Expressions. I'm sure there's some holiday crazy and pure laziness mixed in as well, but I'm going with changes for now.
In December, after three years at Providence Academy, the Vivid Expressions Studio closed its doors. Between the ever-present noise and dirt from months-long construction, it was impossible to remain. I needed to leave for other reasons; the unpleasant situation just made the decision easier to make.
This doesn't mean that Vivid Expressions has evaporated into thin air, it is simply evolving into something more, as am I. I am changing how I do business this year as well as taking classes and training in a variety of areas. Most importantly, I am practicing what I have been preaching to others for decades now, and that is to follow your heart's desire, no matter how difficult it might be and no matter if no one else in the world understands why in the world you would choose something so seemingly outrageous---or trivial!
2018 will see me spending more time writing and taking classes than in offering workshops. Workshops will be offered from time to time and held in locations in Vancouver and Battle Ground. I will also be holding guided meditations and journeys at Essence of Health in Salmon Creek. I plan to develop a wise woman circle and I still offer one on one mentoring and expressive arts for those that need private sessions. And yes, I will be planning more on-line classes and collaborations. My Facebook page, Vivid Expressions, @vividexpressionsstudio will also have a name change to Dodie Weiss - Vivid Expressions. Same Facebook address.
My novel, Running Home, has been cleaned up, restructured (no thanks to Createspace, haha) and is back up on Amazon for sale. Easier to read, I promise. Kindle to follow soon.
For those of you that enjoyed the foibles of Sam and Amanda, stay tuned. More misadventures to come!
As our world appears to careen toward more chaos to ultimate self-destruction, with humanity becoming more robotic and robots becoming more human, it is so important to remember how much we need each other. How important it is to leave the house, leave the media behind and communicate in person with each other. How important it is to lift each other up, assist where we can and perhaps just listen to each other.
Express your creativity! Make art without it having to be ART!
Remember your Oneness with all things on the planet, for we all come from the Earth and to Her we shall return. May you be Blessed and have Good Fortune this year, 2018!