mother & scribe

Creator In Residence Spring 2018

Spring 2018, I will take refuge for a few months with Awakening Arts Academy as a creator in residence. This program serves professional artists focused in the health and consciousness influencing aspects of the arts. I've sought such refuge in a spiritually-minded community of practice since I first woke writing poetry. While in retreat, in addition to carrying on with development of Extinction Witness programs and production management and visits with my son, I will write an origin story that came through in 2013 upon spiritual emergence and is related to the regenerative memorials work with Calaveras Big Trees, also initiated in 2013. Please email me if you would like to support my refuge in community this spring.

$5,500 is required to support three months ($1500/month) in retreat. This covers lodging, community asana practice and meditation, all food and shared prepared meals, attendance at on-site community hosted events, and travel funds for visits with my son during the retreat. I have been invited to this creator residency program at a retreat center for professional artists focused in the health and consciousness influencing aspects of the arts. In addition to supporting creative production and project management for Extinction Witness, the retreat enables me to work in person with a team organizing  for a global arts event associated with  CLIMATE CHANGE & CONSCIOUSNESS CONFERENCE (CCC2019). Please scroll to the end for more details on my reasoning for and tasks in creative retreat this spring.  I will also take refuge for a few months in a creator residency program at a retreat center for professional artists focused in the health and consciousness influencing aspects of the arts. I've sought such refuge in a spiritually-minded community of practice since I first woke writing poetry. The retreat center offers respite in rural setting, shared meals, group asana and meditation practice, and freedom to create as well as participate in community-hosted events and help with planning for a global arts event associated with   CLIMATE CHANGE & CONSCIOUSNESS CONFERENCE (CCC2019). While in retreat, in addition to carrying on with development of Extinction Witness programs and production management and visits with my son, I will write an origin story that came through in 2013 upon spiritual emergence. My total request is $5,500 for the retreat. This covers 3 months in retreat ($1,500/month) and travel for monthly visits with my son, including a stretch for the entirety of his spring break in March.