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A visual stroll along the belly of the beast

Posted by Betsy on June 28, 2014 in Blog |

    “You arrive with the apple blossoms, fresh and pink. What will you prune? What will you nourish?” Those may not have been her exact words, but that is the sentiment that has stayed with me from Lauren’s words the welcoming ceremony on Day 1 of the apprenticeship. You can imagine how easily those […]

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Gardening monk

Posted by Betsy on February 19, 2014 in Blog |

I have completed my two-week trial as the final phase of my application to Green Gulch Farm‘s Apprenticeship Program. I don’t know if they know this yet, or not… but I’m participating in that program! What does that mean? It means that from April 9 to October 9, 2014, I’ll be living at Green Gulch […]

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Contemplative Creativity at Sofia University

Posted by Betsy on November 21, 2013 in Blog |

I will be sneaking out of my Guest Student Practice Period at Green Gulch Farm, in order to host, along with Nathan Rosquist and Charles Darius, a daylong retreat at Sofia University in Palo Alto. I’m just delighted to be invited to present there. Please come and join!   The Artmonk Experience: What Music Emerges […]

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Homage to Oldenberg: I am for art

Posted by Betsy on November 7, 2013 in Blog | 1 Comment

I am for art that makes your heart go thump thump. I am for knowing myself by the heartbeat in my ears, and the rushing of air in and out of my lungs, and the bits of string in my pockets. I am for trembling hands. I am for falling open to the world. I […]

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