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In Just 2 Weeks!!!

Hey, Friends!!!  A quick reminder here!!!!  In just 2 weeks we’ll be having our 2 painting workshops here in the Joy Barn.  We still have spots left, and we’d love for you to join us in all the fun!!!

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If you’re coming, you’ll need to sign up and give yourself time to collect your supplies.  I don’t want you to have to stress at the last moment.  Come to one, or come to both!!!

The MOVING PAINT WORKSHOP is on Saturday, April 21.  You can sign up HERE.

The MOVING COLOR WORKSHOP is on Sunday, April 22.  You can sign up for that HERE.

If you’re coming to both, and want to enjoy a little getaway weekend here in the wine country redwoods, I have lodging recommendations for you when you sign up.  Hope you can make it!!!

xo Lisa

 

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Springtime in Lisaville!

Hey peeps!  Happy Spring!!!  We’re “enjoying” torrential spring showers at the moment, which don’t make it easy to go out and feed all our critters, but we really appreciate how essential this water is for the health and beauty of our ranch.  Everything is so GREEN!!!

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You may have noticed a little re-design of my website, now officially called lisapalmerart.com.  I’m working on aligning my vision with my visuals here, and DIY-ing it all myself, which is a huge challenge for one so un-techy as me!  In between raising baby goats, working on many re-builds for Santa Rosa fire victims (that’s my day job, if you didn’t know, I’m an architect), caring for relatives, and a zillion other things I’m responsible for, I grab a little time here and there to work on my pet soul projects, which are making art and building this art business.

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As much as I yearn for a simple life, I have come to realize that word means something different for me.  Because I also have a rich and very full life, and most of it I wouldn’t change for anything.  So simplicity is more in my attitude toward how I approach each day, how I let go of extraneous stuff (physical and emotional), how I look for the essence of whatever I’m experiencing, how I constantly practice gratitude, and how I snap myself back into the moment when I start going down that path of overwhelm.  I appreciate minimalism so much, but that will never be me, and I am finally at peace with that.  As a young architecture student, I used to kneel at the altar of minimalism, but truth be told, it quickly bored me.  Just not how I’m wired.  So the struggle has been how to achieve the calm peaceful feelings of minimalism, while living a complex life.  How do you handle your own busy life??  I’d love to hear about your successes and tips!!

Here’s what’s coming up this spring in the Joy Barn……….

APRIL 21 MOVING PAINT WORKSHOP and APRIL 22 MOVING COLOR WORKSHOP

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I’d LOVE to have you join us!!!!  These workshops are independent of each other, but of course one informs the other.  So come to one or both, and join a group of people who want to have fun and learn and PLAY with paint and color here with me!  These workshops are for curious “non-artists” and experienced artists alike.  Read all about them under the CLASSES & WORKSHOPS tab above.

 

Coming soon ——– I’ll be listing my paintings here in my SHOP !!!  As soon as I figure out how, LOL!  For now, you can purchase those pretty little practical notebooks through the link in the SHOP.  Stay tuned for original art!!!!!!!

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What are you doing on the 24th?

What are you doing the Saturday after next?  I hope you have something fun planned.  If not, you’re invited to come join us here in the Joy Barn in Duncans Mills, California, for an all-day art painting party!!!!  It’s called the MOVING PAINT WORKSHOP.  There’s just a couple spots left!!!!

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We’re going to learn and try out lots of acrylic abstract painting techniques, all without brushes!  We have a group of artists coming ranging from never-painted-before to very-experienced-and-accomplished.  So yes, if you’re reading this and thinking, “oh, that sounds like fun, but I can’t do that,” let me tell you that YES YOU CAN.  If you consider yourself “uncreative”, “non-artistic”, “incapable” or whatever other un-truths you’re telling yourself, I am going to prove you wrong.  Not only will you create things that will make your heart sing (and you may be singing out loud, cuz we love our music in the Joy Barn), you will leave with a renewed belief in yourself and inspiration for all the creative possibilities that lie ahead for you.  Plus, have a fun time with a group of new-found friends!

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This is the first time this workshop is being offered, so grab your spot at the introductory price that’s 45% off!  Open to anyone from age 14 on up, this is for EVERYBODY.  Read more about it HERE and sign up for it OVER HERE .

And if you can’t make it on the 24th, consider coming to the next MOVING PAINT WORKSHOP on Saturday, April 21.  I’m also offering the MOVING COLOR WORKSHOP the very next day, Sunday, April 22.  This is going to be a super fun weekend of 2 full-day painting workshops.  Take one, or both!  They each stand alone.  Make a weekend of it, just like some of those signed up, some of whom are coming from out of town, are doing.  There are still spaces left, and I don’t want you to miss out!  Read all about them through those links.  This is a very affordable way to jump into painting, or to expand your skill set if you’re already an accomplished artist.  We can never have too much fun, too much camaraderie with kindred souls, or too much new inspiration!

Things are green and gorgeous now on the ranch, thanks to our winter rains.  Like our dogs are showing you — hurry and sign up while there are still spaces left!!!

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Come Play With Us!

Announcing LIVE EVENTS in the Joy Barn, this winter and spring!!!

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It is with great pleasure that I am now offering ART & SOUL WORKSHOPS here in the Joy Barn, on our gorgeous ranch in Sonoma County, California!  Do you love to paint?  Do you want to learn how to paint better?  All these workshops are designed for both experienced and novice artists.  If you think you’re not creative, but you yearn to try it, let me show you how creative you really are.  Do you want to gather with others and play with paint together?  Are you craving a live experience of creating?  For years I’ve been asked to teach in a live setting what I know about art and design, and now that we’ve created the Joy Barn, I have the perfect space to do that.  So I invite you to come and PLAY with us!  Check out these offerings:

MOVING PAINT WORKSHOP will be held on Saturday, February 24, and then again on Saturday, April 21.  This is a super fun jam-packed painting workshop where we’ll paint in all sorts of ways, not using any brushes!  You’ll leave with some beautiful art and lots of new inspiration going forward.  Read more about it HERE and sign up for it HERE

The MOVING COLOR WORKSHOP  will be held on Sunday, April 22.  In this class we will play around with color, and lots of it.  Do you find yourself always gravitating to the same colors?  Want to expand your repertoire?  We’re going to do all sorts of fun exercises while we create beautiful masterpieces.  No fear!  And you’ll notice this workshop is offered the day after one of the Moving Paint workshops — so you can make a fun-filled painty weekend of it!  Or not, your choice, both workshops stand alone.  Read more about this one HERE and sign up for it HERE

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And lastly (for now), I’ll be teaching a 3-day class of the full SOUL RESTORATION COURSE.  As a Certified Instructor, I have taught this class to hundreds of women.  Every time I teach this, lives are changed and hope is restored!!!  It really is the best give you can give yourself.  And by doing this work, it is the best gift for your loved ones, your community and the world!  That’s no exaggeration.  Come join this special gathering of some incredible women (just like you!) in this safe and supportive space.  Read all about it HERE and sign up for it HERE

Please leave me a message or a comment if you have any questions or suggestions or requests/ideas for future workshops you’d like to see here.  Stay tuned for further announcements of upcoming events to be held here later in the year!!!!   Love and hugs, Lisa

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Announcing May Soul Restoration Workshop

Hey Friends!!!  Here’s another way……..

In these types of fearful and tough times, most of us tend to separate ourselves, go silent, ruminate, and disconnect.  Well, I happen to believe that these times require the exact opposite response, in order for us to live healthy, peaceful and purposeful lives.  Now, MORE THAN EVER, we need the kind of self-care that circles and connects and shares and gathers.  We need to do this not only for ourselves, but for our families and our communities.  Taking care of ourselves, our souls, first is what will heal and inspire and spread the messages of all that connect us all on this planet.

And so I invite you to join us the weekend of May 4-6, 2018, here on our gorgeous ranch in the redwoods of Northern California, for a beautiful gathering of women who want to connect and learn and share and heal and play and laugh and love life, by doing the incredible Soul Restoration course together, with me, Lisa Palmer, as your guide.  THIS IS  A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE!!!

We will circle in a safe and sacred circle, here in the Joy Barn.  Talk, listen, write, journal, do a bit of (easy) art that let’s us know our souls are listening.  Eat yummy food, breathe crisp clean air, marvel at the beauty of nature.  We will gather with purpose, form lifelong connections, and hold each other as we release the lies that keep us from living our soul’s true purpose.  This is THE BEST GIFT you can give yourself, your family, your community and the world.

COME JOIN US!!!  We have a spot waiting for you!!!  PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS!!!!!

Check out more details HERE

Go directly to SIGN UP HERE

I REALLY REALLY HOPE AND WANT YOU TO JOIN US!!!!  YOU WILL BE SO GLAD YOU DID!

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Hey Friends!!!  Here’s another way……..

In these types of fearful and tough times, most of us tend to separate ourselves, go silent, ruminate, and disconnect.  Well, I happen to believe that these times require the exact opposite response, in order for us to live healthy, peaceful and purposeful lives.  Now, MORE THAN EVER, we need the kind of self-care that circles and connects and shares and gathers.  We need to do this not only for ourselves, but for our families and our communities.  Taking care of ourselves, our souls, first is what will heal and inspire and spread the messages of all that connect us all on this planet.

And so I invite you to join us the weekend of November 10-12 here on our gorgeous ranch in the redwoods of Northern California, for a beautiful gathering of women who want to connect and learn and share and heal and play and laugh and love life, by doing the incredible Soul Restoration course together, with me, Lisa Palmer, as your guide.  THIS IS  A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE!!!

We will circle in a safe and sacred circle, here in the Joy Barn.  Talk, listen, write, journal, do a bit of (easy) art that let’s us know our souls are listening.  Eat yummy food, breathe crisp clean air, marvel at the beauty of nature.  We will gather with purpose, form lifelong connections, and hold each other as we release the lies that keep us from living our soul’s true purpose.  This is THE BEST GIFT you can give yourself, your family, your community and the world.

COME JOIN US!!!  We have a spot waiting for you!!!  PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS!!!!!

Check out more details HERE

Go directly to SIGN UP HERE

I REALLY REALLY HOPE AND WANT YOU TO JOIN US!!!!  YOU WILL BE SO GLAD YOU DID!

 

 

 

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Are you ready for a TUNE-UP?

Well, I’ve got just the ticket for you!!  It’s been a lonnnnnnnnnng year, hasn’t it?  So much turmoil and loss in our world.  A lot of the time it’s hard to keep a positive hopeful outlook.  Especially when you’re dealing with rough stuff in your own life and/or still unable to move forward from past hurts.  Life can just feel so difficult and disconnected.  I know that feeling all too well!!!!

And there’s something else I know very well:  the SOUL RESTORATION curriculum holds the key to what you can learn to soothe your soul.  And I’m teaching it!!!!  Here in my Joy Barn!!!!  Over a very affordable 3-day Veteran’s Day weekend in November!!!  I’m a Certified Instructor of this life-changing course, which changed my life.  I have taught this course to women here, on our ranch, and the basic concepts to hundreds of women staying in homeless shelters — IT WORKS!!!!!  As I have witnessed over and over and over.  And I continue to work it’s lessons when things start to go south in my own life, or when I’m feeling stuck and just blah. IT NEVER FAILS TO RESTORE MY HOPE AND POSITIVE OUTLOOK ON LIFE!

We have a fabulous group of women coming to connect and circle on this magical weekend, and we’d LOVE for you to be a part of it!!!!  Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have ANY questions! xoxo

Come check out more details HERE 

Go directly to SIGN UP HERE

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COME TO SYMPOSIUM!!!!

Hey EVERYBODY!!!!! Are you coming to Symposium? Now’s the time to sign up for all the FUN and MAGIC and SOULFUL CONNECTION!!!

Go here to register: http://bit.ly/2oauSza

And watch this fun FB live video (below) featuring the inimitable BGC founders Melody and Kathy explaining all about it: what it is, why it is, how it’s going to happen, so many great things planned JUST FOR YOU!!!  It’s July 6-8 (or 5-9 if you want to tack on bonus days, they’ll explain in the video) in beautiful Boise, Idaho!!  Right on the Boise River.

If you weren’t there last year, I was one of the speakers, and I shared about my experiences of working with homeless humans and teaching the basic concepts of Soul Restoration at shelters and group homes. What I’ve learned, what the TRUTH is. The response was TREMENDOUS! And it started a new wave of awareness and action about and for our unhoused fellow humans, which continues to SNOWBALL!! All the people who were inspired to start taking action in their own communities, all the people who’ve connected with me for encouragement and advice and asking me to teach what I’ve learned. And if you were there last summer, maybe you’re one of the people who’ve connected with me about this, and who’ve been asking me how to get started doing the same thing.

Wel l l l l l l l l l l l l…….. GUESS WHAT??? That’s EXACTLY what I’m going to do at this year’s SYMPOSIUM, at a breakout session (hear about those at 6:25 in the video). I’m going to be doing a TRAINING for how to teach an abbreviated SR course at shelters and group homes!!! As well as more general insights and discussion about how to help those mightily struggling all around us, unhoused, ignored.

I’ll be sharing more about it in the weeks to come!!! But in the meantime, if your servant heart is called to do this incredibly uplifting and life-changing work, then PLEASE COME and join me at my breakout session!!! AND COME ENJOY with me the ENTIRE Symposium and all its beautiful blessings….sign up NOW at: http://bit.ly/2oauSza
YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!!!!!!!

Here’s the video —

VIDEO: All About Symposium

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Let me explain……

Do you know I have two different all-inclusive retreats coming up in June and August?  I’m getting lots of questions because inquiring minds want to know…….

What is the difference between the Soul Restoration Retreat and the Soul Sistering Camp?

The Soul Restoration Retreat is where the world-famous life-changing Melody Ross-created Brave Girls Club’s full Soul Restoration course is taught by me, Lisa Palmer, a Certified Instructor.  This retreat is a safe place of total acceptance where you are immersed in the beauty of nature and will connect with other women who are also seeking to let go of the lies that are keeping us stuck .  We will learn the beautiful truth about ourselves, and have the tools we need to move forward into our amazing important awesomely unique lives!  Please read more about it, and how to register, on the Soul Restoration Retreat page.

The Soul Sistering Camp is a joyful place where we celebrate YOU.  A place where you will rest and recalibrate to the rhythms of nature and sisterhood, and where the practices of self care and soul care are expanded to include creativity and adventure!  This camp is designed to be a next step and a guide for honoring your story and your passions, and it is not affiliated with Brave Girls Club or the Soul Restoration curriculum.  This is something I have been working on for years, and I am SO EXCITED to be able to finally share it with you!  Please read more about it on the Soul Sistering Camp page.

We’d love to have you join us!!!  Any more questions?  Please feel free to email me at LISAVILLE13@GMAIL.COM

 

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EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!! Only 2 more days!

Soul Sistering Camp is all about celebrating YOU — by honoring and loving your soul through creativity and adventure and sistering.  And until MIDNIGHT, FEBRUARY 28, we have an EARLY BIRD SPECIAL DISCOUNT on your registration!!!  That’s $100 off your registration fee, if you mention this post.img_2472What does heaven on earth look like to you? Does it look like returning to serenity in spectacularly beautiful natural surroundings? Does it sound like days of creative fun and connection with kindred souls? Does it feel like fresh air and relaxing and intentionally unwinding as you reclaim your peace and joy? If so, these camps are for you!!! img_5207Think of this as the most amazing summer camp of your dreams! We will gather together and play and learn and make beautiful things and explore and dream and discover new things and share in a safe, kind and supportive circle of women. This is a place of peace and acceptance and love and inspiration, a much-needed model of how women can come together and, quite literally, change their world. Check out all the details HERE

Contact me for any more questions or details.  We have a spot just for you!!! xoxo

 

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ANNOUNCING Soul Sistering Camps!!!!!

WOO HOOOOOOO!!!!!  Soul Sistering Camps are now open for registration!!!  This is a dream I’ve been working on for the past couple of years and I’m SO EXCITED to bring this to you!!!!  Check out all the beautiful details here:  Soul Sistering Camp

Soul Sistering Camp is all about celebrating YOU — by honoring and loving your soul through creativity and adventure and sistering.  Think of this as the most amazing summer camp of your dreams!  We will gather together and play and learn and make beautiful things and explore and dream and discover new things and share in a safe, kind and supportive circle of women.  This is a place of peace and acceptance and love and inspiration, a much-needed model of how women can come together and, quite literally, change their world.  And in doing so, change the world.

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Soul Sistering Camp is a 5-day, 4-night all-inclusive retreat* held in the Art Barn on my family’s gorgeous ranch on the Russian River in Sonoma County, California.  I have created this camp for women who want to say “yes” to life and to moving forward with joy and hope.  This is a place where kindness is valued over being “right”, where having fun is everything, and where comparing is non-existent.

There will be music and laughter, campfires and fresh flowers, as well as time for quiet contemplation in these peaceful natural surroundings.  This is a place where time stands still.  Recalibrate to the rhythms of nature, alongside the gentle Russian River, unplug, with the forest, the birds, the amazing sunsets, the animals, the fresh air, the rolling hills of cow pastures, and a goat herd roaming the hills, all conspiring to heal weary souls.  Let yourself be loved.

Any questions?  Message me or email me!!!!   Get all the details HERE:  Soul Sistering Camp

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My Symposium Talk!! The Art of Sistering

I’m so thrilled to be able to share this link with you!  For those of you who weren’t able to attend last summer’s inaugural Brave Girl Symposium (and for those of you who were there), and for those of you who are interested in our homeless fellow humans and want to hear about my journey with teaching Soul Restoration, here is my talk:  Lisa Palmer, Symposium 2016

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This was a watershed moment for me.  I am so honored to have had the opportunity to tell my story and shine a light on homelessness and our attitudes toward our fellow humans who are suffering all around us.  And the response was overwhelming!!!  So many people were touched and awoken to this, and heeded the call and started being more intentional about helping the homeless in their communities.  The snowball effect!  It’s real!!!!  It solidified the path I am now on, to re-frame the conversation and dispel the lies and myths about what it means to be homeless in our society, and what we can do about it.

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Brave Girls Club is gearing up for some big announcements for this year’s Symposium in July!  They are planning for another group of amazing speakers and entertainment and connecting and creativity and fun and shopping and art and and and……….AND in the next few weeks I will have some big exciting news about what I’m preparing for it, with regards to training people to share the messages of Soul Restoration with the homeless!!!  I am beyond excited!!!!!

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You can go here Symposium 2016 Speakers to see all the speakers — a phenomenal group of women!!!!  

I’d love to hear your thoughts and questions, so feel free to leave me a comment.

xoxo Lisa