Artist dates + How to find the fairy doors in Golden Gate Park

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Fairy door in Golden Gate Park, SF

This is a fairy door.

Left by magical fairies in Golden Gate park. Don’t you love it?

I had been searching for it for months (unsuccessfully) when a friend told me a hilarious story. “I was changing Owen’s diaper in a little woodsy area near the Japanese Tea garden. You know, for privacy, right? When suddenly I looked up and I was surrounded by a team of Segues. They were all looking for a fairy door precisely in the grove where I had stopped. It was disturbing and surreal.”

She gave me the best instructions she could, Along the side of the Japanese tea garden, there is a fence, a path, a log, etc… but I was still confused when I went searching again last week. I had an artist date with my friend Danny Gregory who flew out for the Hockney show. After marveling at the paintings for hours, I proposed we get some air and search for the mythic fairy door. (I have a history of taking Danny weird places. Last time he was in SF I took him to the Pyschic Eye for a chakra healing)

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Inside were wishes and bells, rocks + shells, love notes + acorns. Fairy stuff. Next time I will bring my kids + some glitter.

If you’d like to find the fairy door, here are some simple instructions:

  • -Head to Golden Gate and try to park near the Arboretum or the Japanese Tea Garden

  • -There is a paved pathway that lies between Stowe Lake and the Tea Garden.

  • -Walk up the paved pathway for about 100 feet (Stowe Lake will be on your left) until you see a big eucalyptus log (approximately 18 feet long) that is broken in two. It will be on the left side of the path.

  • -At the end of this log is the fairy door!

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Paved pathway between Japanese Tea Garden + Stowe Lake, Golden Gate Park, SF

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The eucalyptus log with the fairy door, Golden Gate Park

 

 

 

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If you want to create more and use your hands every day, I hope you’ll join me. The next session starts Monday (January 13), and there is still space available. To sign up or get more information visit www.seedlingdesign.net/class.

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In Dreamscaping you will:

· Reconnect with your innate creative genius.
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Creative Courageous Year — Stephanie Levy

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Would you like to experience more beauty + creativity in 2014?

Imagine a year of your life spent making art, exploring nature, preparing delicious fresh foods, reading inspiring books, creating mixed media seasonal journals, connecting with international friends, and feeling more motivated and creative than ever before. Doesn’t that sound wonderful?

My new Creative Courageous Year e-course will give you the inspiration + energy + connections you need to create all year long.

Starting next week, we’ll celebrate our creativity throughout 2014 in 5 Seasonal Sessions: Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Holiday.

In each of our 5 Seasonal Sessions, you’ll create mixed media art projects, experiment with seasonal, healthy recipes, enjoy nature walks, map your creative path through visual journaling, get inspired by weekly guest interviews, discover new favorite books in our virtual book club, and connect with new friends from around the world.

Join us for Creative Courageous Year to make your 2014 a beautiful + delicious + epic adventure.

We’ll begin very soon, and I’d love to meet you in class! Reserve your space today!

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Hello Soul, Hello Mixed Media Mantras – Kelly Rae Roberts

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Come join the adventure here!

It’s time to own it.

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Painting in progress

When I was in my early twenties (and just starting to paint and sell my work) I lived in Santa Barbara with my dear friend Chris. I was in a fearful place around money, my talents and my ability to make a go at a creative life. My inner critics were having a field day. I’ll never forget when Chris stopped me, looked in my eyes and said (more frustrated than I had ever heard him), “When are you going to take for granted that you’re an artist? And start creating from there? Stop trying to prove it!”

He said this in a moment of utter exasperation – probably tired of hearing my fears and self-diminishing chatter.

If he was Madonna, he probably would have said, “Darling, just fucking own it.”

And all these years later I can see it. Of course I’m an artist. Why all the drama? Why did I waste so much time trying to prove it? It’s all I’ve been doing since I was a little girl – drawing, painting, making jewelry, choreographing dance routines. How could I ever have questioned it?

And yet. We do this.

Even now, I can see that I’ve owned being an artist, but as a writer? I still need to own it.

How about you? Where in your life would owning it shift things in a profound way?

Is it your beauty?
Your talents?
Your ability to write?
Your voice?
Your ability to be a leader?
Your joy?

Take a moment and consider where in your life you need to own it.
Where have you been trying to prove your worthiness?

What if you took __________________________ for granted and started to create from there?

(Fill in the blank in the comments)

 

2014 Special: Bring a friend for free!

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The more the merrier!

BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE to any Superhero Life or Mondo Beyondo course!
(as long as that friend has never taken a course with me)

Mondo Beyondo begins Monday, January 6th, 2014

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Superhero Photo begins Monday, January 13th, 2014

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P.S. Just let me know your friend’s email address in the notes section of Paypal.

NOTE: If you have already registered for a 2014 course, just email me with your friend’s address and we’ll add them to the list. (superherosf@gmail.com)

 

 

Manifesting some New Year Magic: A workshop!

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Join me for some manifesting in the New Year!

We will be completing our 2013 by celebrating all that we created, all the ways that we were brave, all the places we grew… and then letting it all go. Phew!

Then we will dive into consciously creating our 2014. We will be:

  • Creating Mondo Beyondo lists for 2014
  • Getting clear on our theme/intentions for the year
  • Doing creative manifesting exercises + rituals that will gather support from your wisest self, the circle of kindred spirits at the workshop, and the Universe. Power manifesting people!

You will come away clear + energized and ready for the magic to flow this year.
(Plus! You will meet nine lovely humans who can support you in 2014 + hold your vision with you.)

Register here: $100 per person/lunch is included!

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Details:

When: Sunday, January 12th, 2014 (This DATE SOLD OUT)
NEW DATE: Sunday, January 19th
10am – 3pm
Where: Private home on the Berkeley/Oakland border
What: A day of connecting + manifesting
Bring: An open heart + a journal