Entries by G Goodrich

Musings from an Art Doula

In the past I jokingly referred to myself an art doula when explaining my role in teaching and facilitating. “I’m sort of a birthing doula for artists,” I’d say, “encouraging and supporting them through the process.” Then, I realized it’s not a joke. I AM an art doula! I am there by your side to […]

Gratitude for the Top 10 Gifts of 2018 !

First of all, thank you for joining me on this creative journey. Thank you for reading my newsletters, coming to my art and SoulCollage(r) workshops, and for buying my art. Because of you, I have had an amazing 2018. And because of you, I am able to fulfill my heart’s desire to make art and […]

Kintsugi for SoulCollage®

At the September SoulCollage® gatherings in The Down to Earth Studio, we took the concept of Kintsugi, finding beauty in broken things (What is Kintsugi?), and applied it to SoulCollage®. The results were stunning, both visually and in the way it opened up our hearts and souls for deeper connection with one another. It still […]

The Earth Says Much to Those Who Listen

I have a wall hanging in my home that says “The earth says much to those who listen,” and I believe it’s true because I’ve experienced it through many hours spent in intimacy with the natural world, listening and paying attention. If you stop and think about it, you probably have too. When you look […]

Solstice Soul Renewal Retreat at Breitenbush Hot Springs

 “The highest calling for a human being is to be a soul friend for another” Brigit of Ireland 5th Century.   That’s exactly how it was for nineteen women who came together with open minds and hearts to explore the magical imagery of SoulCollage® at the Breitenbush Hot Springs SoulCollage® retreat. We spent time together […]

Newport Paper Arts Festival Creations

Sometimes I have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming. This is especially true after a class like last Saturday’s NPAF Collage Reveal technique. The participants were upbeat, kind and fun; and they created some amazing works of art. I loved every minute of moving around the room like an art doula, helping them […]

An Old Crone in Death Valley

I’m writing this note to you from a hotel in Beatty, Nevada, just outside of Death Valley. A mourning dove coos a rhythmic chant outside the window. A not-so-wild burro woke me at 3 o’clock this morning rummaging through a garbage can right outside my hotel room. I opened the door to see what was […]

Two Girls in the Modoc ~ A Vision Quest Story

Many of you have asked how the writing is going. “Two Girls in the Modoc” is a sample of the stories I’ve been working on. I have a whole new respect for writers these days. William Faulkner said, “If a story is in you it has got to come out.” And they are coming out…let […]