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FALLING INWARD ~ An Autumn Yoga and Meditation Retreat ~ Doe Bay Resort, Orcus Island, Nov 1-3, 2013

Take a quick retreat from your daily rhythms and connect with your Creative Spirit!!

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This three day journey ~ Falling Inward ~ will bring you into strong alignment with the Fall season

Seasonal change is happening. Autumn is visible in our outer world and resonates equally in our own inner landscape. The shift in temperature, sunlight, and foliage indicate transitions in the earth’s natural cycle. We too shift into a new mind/body rhythm with the change in seasons. Create your inner vision to work with the gifts of Fall and Winter.and ignite the flame of purpose and meaning in your life through greater connection to seasonal energies.

Can you feel this Eco-rhythm emerging? Rather than lose your creative energy to the fading summer’s light, can you connect more fully to the changes within and without you?

REGISTER NOW!

Fall Leaves Circle

INWARD JOURNEY ~

Strengthen, align and balance your mind, body and spirit to the Fall energies.

Bring clarity to your personal vision for the fall/winter season with directed morning and evening meditations. Create balance in your energy centers (chakras) with daily yoga. Open up your creative channels to carry you through the Fall/Winter season. Meditate, walk, journal, create art, kayak, explore, write poetry, or photograph the amazing natural surroundings!

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Paper Installation: Meditation as Art at Ryan James Gallery in Bellevue until Wednesday

Wonderful discussion about Meditation as Art and Art as Meditation

Part of the Play and Creativity Series with Mary Alice Long of Play=Peace

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From The Ryan James Gallery Facebook Page:

Installation, discussion and play at Ryan James Gallery in Bellevue.
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Art + Meditation with Artist Karah Pino and in partnership with Play=Peace

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Art from the Heart: The Sacred Shadow Self moves to the Ryan James Gallery in Bellevue!

Meditation as Art Performance this Friday, July 5th 7-9pm

The Sacred Shadow Self will be displayed as part of the Play and Creativity Series by Mary Alice Long of Play=Peace at the Ryan James Gallery in Bellevue.

Sacred Shadow Self Meditation as Art performance

Sacred Shadow Self Meditation as Art performance

Closing Night The Sacred Shadow Self: This Friday 7-10PM Mind Unwind Gallery

It has been an amazing month.  Thank you so much for all your support!

You are invited to attend the closing night celebration with performances and cupcakes!

(It’s my birthday party!!)

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Mind Unwind Gallery

2206A California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 849-7222
create@mindunwind.org

Opening Night of “The Sacred Shadow Self” – photo gallery

First of all, thanks to all the amazing helpers who have shown up to assist me with The Sacred Shadow Self: Meditation as Art

Without you, it wouldn’t have been possible.  I needed help watching my son so I could prepare, help with installing the wall sized pieces, help filling the gallery with amazing artwork, help with photo copying, help with performances and taking photos and videos during the performances and help to stay awake at work!  The magnitude of help I needed strikes me at how this kind of installation is more of a community event and how much more powerful and encompassing this exhibit has been.  In a way, that level of participation is also reflective of the meaning behind the installation.  The Sacredness that comes from the original source that brings us all back to our collective origins is the same sacredness that is manifested in our precious SELF.  Thank you.

Here are a few photos from the opening night:

Sacred Shadow Self Opening Performance Tomorrow: Anonymous. Spontaneous. Dance. Meditation

The Anonymous Spontaneous Dancer reveals herself:

When Karah Pino first asked me to be part of The Sacred Shadow Self I was hesitant to say yes because I am in a “non-performance state”, a state of creative development, and quiet reflection.

My Mother almost passed away three times in the last several months and I had been doing a lot of advanced grieving, introspection and forgiveness work during that time and to be honest, I was a bit overwhelmed by my own shadow self and all I wanted to do was escape into the lighter side of things.

I knew I would ultimately say yes though because Karah is a spiritual sister and when she appears in my life there is always a positive lesson attached.

So yes. I will be there, with my veil on, I will be there, hidden amongst the crowd and yet obvious to the eyes of anyone who is present. I will be a shadow of my self, a ghost of sorts, a fraction of who I am. I am not entirely sure what I will be doing but maybe I will see you through the veil. And maybe you will see me.

Anonymous Dancer

Karah Pino in Mindful Meditation and the Anonymous Dancer will end the Opening performances at 8:30pm during Artwalk.

Karahs sacred shadowMind Unwind Gallery

2206A California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 849-7222

Sacred Shadow Self: Mandala Installation with Gratitude

A Circle of She: photo(5)

Thank you thank you thank you to the beautiful and inspiring Lady Wise Women’s Collective who helped birth the giant Mandala, interpreting my smaller tests!

There was not space enough in my studio to put the piece together, so I couldn’t make the final cuts and folds until we had it in the gallery.  I couldn’t have done it without the assistance of their loving hands!

The Sacred Shadow Self: Meditation as Art ~ an interactive art installation including live meditation performances and featuring two youth origami artists opening June 2013 at Mind Unwind Gallery ~ West Seattle Opens Thursday, June 13th Artwalk in West Seattle.  Meditation performances begin at 7pm.

Sacred Shadow Studio Update #4: Layering the Mandala

I looked at  many different shapes, these are just a few I chose to consider for this mandala.

Exploring Mandala Shapes:

Mandala Tests

Mandala Test Shapes

Looking at layering:

Final choice:

Mandala Three Layers

Mandala Three Layers

Detail:

Mandala Detail

Mandala Detail

Sacred Shadow Studio Update #3: “Rainbow Mandala” Paper Breaks Scissors

Here’s a small study of what will be a wall-sized Mandala with glints of Refracted Light:

Rainbow Mandala Test copy

Rainbow Mandala Wall and Performance Area

Rainbow Mandala Wall and Performance Area

And this is what happens when you use small scissors to fold and cut lots and lots of thickly folded

paper:

Broken Scissors

Paper breaks Scissors

I upgraded to new fancy titanium blades with molded handle scissors at Utrecht Art Supplies and found out they’ve been bought by Blick. Hmmmm…

Here’s the study for the show title.  I’m still working on my “SELF” (HA!):

Sacred Shadow title study

I’m still working on my “SELF”

Down to the wire, now, my friends. I’m curious to see if I’ll pull this all off. 🙂

See how it all comes together starting June4th at Mind Unwind Gallery with the opening Artwalk June 13th and Closing June 28th.  See more Sacred Shadow Studio updates and read the Artist Statement.