Creating the Beloved

  • honored wish

    A creativity workshop for everyone. We'll employ the use of collage and paint to create images of The Beloved. Your Beloved might be a child, partner, or your own higher Self. The Beloved might even be a dream you're calling forth.

    CREATING THE BELOVED is scheduled for Saturday, June 18th, 10 am - 3 pm.

    I supply acrylic paint, glue, plastic putty knives, artist painting/collage boards, magazines, workshop space, & instruction. *YOU bring* paint brushes, scissors, and special images you have collected.

    STRATEGY: I will demonstrate collage techniques, teach how to work with warm and cool colors, and how to create space within a composition. Then I lead you from a meditation to visualization of your Beloved. We transition into creating individual collages. No prior art experience is necessary!

    You'll complete a beautiful collage of The Beloved, appropriate for an altar or other sacred space. The image can be metaphorical, symbolic, and/or completely abstract, and incorporate totem animals, photographs, and other textured materials. You'll leave this workshop with a bunch of new techniques and a completed collage plus a ton of inspiration. See images below.


    The cost for this workshop is $70 per person.

    *Brushes can be bought cheaply at Penco in Mpls - under $3 each. Please call or email with questions.

Water Paintings 2010

  • desert rain
    This series was inspired by my wish to raise awareness for clean water. My intention is to create healing - inside our bodies - and for bodies of water that suffer from pollution. I will be donating a portion of my profits from this series to oceanic conservation via

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January 27, 2011


susan bennett

The preservation of clean water is on my mind all the time it seems...The Hopi refer to us as clouds ..we are all different shapes and colors and made primarily of water...
I love your water series....they really embody fluidity and beauty masterful


@tanya: thank you, and you are also missed.


Beautifully written and well said. Keep the inspiration coming. You are missed on the West Coast.


@Karolyn - that's exciting. I checked your link out, hope it comes to Mpls. xo


Hannah!! Gorgeous creation for the Minneapolitians! I was born and lived in the Twin Cities so it speaks to my native soul!

There is so much going on this year to be inspired by, how does one choose?! However my current passion is promoting a new, deeply inspiring documentary "I Am" that will be showing in Seattle on Feb. 25th. Its all about how everything and everyone is connected! Please do check it out at You'll love it!

Miss you!

xox Karolyn


@Maiya - leaks? should I get a bucket? ;-)

@Rachel - love the new abode/bread ritual!I think a weekly ritual with friends is essential.

@Annie - so sweet to hear from you! I will check out the music, and thank you for that <3


I am regularly inspired by the creativity that abounds in our mutual community of friends....creativity that flows by leaps and bounds and leaks everywhere around.

Rachel Rolseth

I'm so glad to be one of your new friends! I absolutely love your work (and your new commission) and enjoy all these thoughts you have me thinkin'. I like the idea of a weekly ritual - mine only happen on an annual basis right now. My favorite is the blessing of a new home or apartment. Every time I move, the first things I bring to my new place are a loaf of bread, salt water and a candle. I put some of the water in each window sill, and then shine the candle in each window. I put some of the water on the bread, say a prayer for myself and the new place and then eat the bread. Yummmmm.

Thanks for the lovely post my dear, and keep up the good work!

Annie B.

Thank you Hannah! Your blogs are one of the inspirations I am thankful for every time they arrive! In my west coast life of illustration and art, I am currently being inspired by the way one human's dedication to their own creative vision and highest self, ripples outward and reveals the same possibility in everyone around them. And, this music mix is pretty inspiring too!

Much love from out West,

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