Singing River Soul Spa….. (starting softly)

I’ve been tending garden in my own life for awhile,  a soul spa of sorts,
and I’m in love with the rivery way of this process and how it tunes my heartstrings
to playing real – I love the wind and the listen.
For years I’ve been working out some ways to share it with others,
to create experience that facilitates their own deep dives
as I come alongside like a playful river guide.

I want to share this space I’ve learned to cultivate
until solution bubbles up and my heart takes on peace
and love heals some things as the ripples speak.

So I’m offering it up,
this invite to come to my town to play,  and while you’re here,
meet me in one of the studios
i borrow from the forest where the singing rivers flow.
Or on my porch alongside the flowers and dark mountain ridges
that dance their blues across the sky.
I’ll supply the goods and we’ll go deep diving together
messing about with pens, paper and paints and see what Spirit wants to whisper,
And I’ll make us some yummy things to munch and sip along the way.

I’ve been sharpening my tools and I’m as ready as I know how to be
to put my sun-kissed skin into the game and get creating with the someones
that feel inspired to come my way.
To give you a couple of tender hours in my garden away from the bustle
where you can linger with a listening someone
who is eager to share her process and toys:)
Just some easy encouraging rivertime for the real of you.

What would you get?
~A new art journal and a fresh dance with some old tools to do your own unique mining for treasure
(art journaling looks different on each of us –  I’ll share my own sweet spot )
~some photos of your forest time and
~a little package of bits of art for collage and
~some handwritten love I make just for you as I lean in to listen and hear with and for you,
~ a little hike,  a little wade in the water,  a little picking and pressing of wild things,  a little time away
to soak in nature and some space to breathe deep and relax.   A reset to rest.
A custom experience for uniquely you.

I’ve taught workshops when my living allowed but I’m making a big sweep across my busy table,
putting some things aside to make a spacious place in my days
to do more of this thing that makes my heart feel so deeply alive.
So I’m for hire!  Not online but in skin.  In the Pisgah Forest that I love.  You can find me by the river
with a table spread for two (or several).  I’ll pack in the supplies
and you come ready to play like an otter in the deep.
With someone who loves to swim alongside.

I’m doing a soft launch this month and
I’ll be throwing open doors to my forest time in March once the weather warms a little more.
Thanks for letting me share this thing bursting loose in me – I’ve been carrying
it inside for a long,  long time:)

“I believe art is utterly important.  It is one of the things that could save us.”
– Mary Oliver


  1. Elephants Child on February 4, 2020 at 12:38 am

    It sounds blissful, healting and fun.
    For you and for anyone else lucky enough to participate.

  2. Elephants Child on February 4, 2020 at 12:40 am

    I fear my previous comment got gobbled by the blogging demons. If you get two feel free to delete one.
    This sounds blissful, healing and fun – for you and the lucky participants.

  3. Elephants Child on February 4, 2020 at 11:19 am

    It seems that my comments refuse to take.
    Thank you for this positive, healing post. For you and anyone lucky enough to share time and space with you.
    Huge hugs.
    As always.

    • jennifer on February 4, 2020 at 11:36 am

      I’m getting them, Sue; all is well:)
      Must be on your end that they don’t show.
      I’ve had trouble with my blog lately too…..seems I can’t see it for hours after posting.
      Always behind real time. Maybe there are blogger bugs about!
      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your heart:)

  4. Robin on February 5, 2020 at 7:54 am

    This offering sounds wonderful and is so YOU! Will look forward to hearing more!! xo

    • jennifer on February 6, 2020 at 7:23 pm

      It does feel like a good fit for me, Robin. Thanks for saying:)
      – Jennifer

  5. Deborah Weber on February 6, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    What a delicious nurturing sounding invitation!

    • jennifer on February 6, 2020 at 7:23 pm

      Thanks, Deborah:) I appreciate your kindness:)

  6. Susan on February 9, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    I can’t imagine a more perfect wild river guide and once again I wish we were closer. I’m so very proud of you and inspired by your faith and boldness … go get ’em, darlin’ girl!

    • jennifer on February 10, 2020 at 8:12 pm

      I wish we were too:) I feel your love and encouragement across the miles
      and it means sooooooo much:)
      Big warm hug,

  7. Rebekah Ford on February 9, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    I would love this especially when it warms up a bit ❤️

    • jennifer on February 10, 2020 at 8:12 pm

      Hi Rebekah! So good to hear from you:) I’d LOVE to spend some table time with you – that
      would be awesome and no travel for you:)
      Thanks for the encouragement,

  8. Honora Newell on February 10, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    Jennifer, This is so you In the brightest and best way….You are such a special sweet woman. I would love to come play when the weather gets warmer as well and maybe I can bring along a friend too. Regardless I would love to know more information and I wish you every blessing. Honors

    • jennifer on February 12, 2020 at 8:01 pm

      Hey! So good to hear from you, Honora:) This is so exciting:)
      I would LOVE to have you and a friend come play in the forest with me.
      Just all the yeses:)
      We’ll talk soon,

  9. Barbara Shallue on February 12, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    I am so excited for you! I can’t help but think this is your true calling, to create and help others in their creative journey. I’m wishing you all the best!

    • jennifer on February 12, 2020 at 8:00 pm

      Thank you so much, friend:) It feels like a fit for sure.
      Working, working out the details. Grace for the glitches:)
      I appreciate your kind words,

  10. Lucille on February 20, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    I would like to come late spring
    One on one
    Is there a place to stay the night ?
    As it is a long ride .
    I’m definitely on board and excited
    About it!
    Love ❤️ Lucille

    • jennifer on February 21, 2020 at 7:37 am

      We’ll work out details – I’d love to have you!
      Keep taking good care of you:)

  11. Mary on March 10, 2020 at 8:10 am

    Yes!! Keep me posted, this sounds like a day I would treasure.

    • jennifer on April 6, 2020 at 11:03 am

      Hey Mary, this will be fun!
      Once we can all come out and play again:)
      Thanks for the encouragement,

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