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Absence & Presence I St Louis, MO Mar 9 – 11, 2018


  • Spirited Hands 2814 Sutton Boulevard Maplewood, MO, 63143 United States (map)
A door that opens both ways, L Doctor sketchbook

A door that opens both ways, L Doctor sketchbook

Don't insist on going
where you think you want to go

Ask the way to the spring.

– Rumi

The theme for 2018 is absence and presence.  The blank page, the white canvas– these are universal symbols of absence for the writer, painter, calligrapher, or maker. Fear and doubt often rise to the surface. It is humbling. How, I wonder, can I ever improve on the possibility inherent in this nothingness? 

Absence is the creative force, the initiation, the spark, for the making of anything "new".

In this class we will enter the temenos, the protected place of our making, and invoke the muse, our imagination and inner imagery. The class will be structured with periods of silence and guided exercises in writing, painting, and calligraphy.

All levels of experience are welcome.

Fee: $375
Class size limited to 10

To register send a non-refundable $50 deposit to: 
Laurie Doctor
8116 Wolf Pen Branch Rd Prospect, KY 40059

Or pay by credit card on this store link, and add $25.00 transaction fee for a total of $400.