August Blur

Jen at OMI International Art Center, Ghent, NY

Can we all agree that August is a Blur?

I have found some comfort in this realization.
Nothing should happen in August other than be still, be with others, but more importantly: Be With Yourself.

August is time for YOUR retreat - so truly relax, express and celebrate yourself.


So I beckon you, when you have opportunities to be alone do the following:

Listen to the Rain

Hear the Crystal Silence of the Mountains

See Movement in Fields of Grass

Swim in Healing Waters

Make Music

Make Art

Write Down the Bones

Experiment with Beauty


Be Unique + Enjoy the Lovely Blur

XOJen signature



And if you want homework, read these epic poems for inspiration!

The first lines alone will send you into your space, or theirs.


Song of Myself by Walt Whitman

“I celebrate myself, and sing myself,

And what I assume you shall assume,

For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.”


Renascence by Edna St. Vincent Millay

“All I could see from where I stood

Was three long mountains and a wood;

I turned and looked another way,

And saw three islands in a bay.”


Come Autumn, join us for these amazing workshops and retreats! 

LINO + VINO  |  Printmaking and Socializing

LIGHTEN UP YOUR AUTUMN SPIRIT  |  Textile Art Explorations & Healing Mindful Practices