by Linda Ratcliff Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye. – Dorothy Parker My husband and I moved this week, and we now live in our RV on Watts Bar Lake in Tennessee. We have a beautiful view of the lake, right out our back window. Actually, we’re parked on a peninsula, so […]
Prime the Pump at Grunewald Guild
COMING UP: Sept 8-11, 2016 Space is limited, sign up early!
I am honored to be leading this Musicianship & Creativity retreat (with the exciting cooperation of visual artist, Sarah Jane) at the Grünewald Guild in Leavenworth, Washington next month and would love to have you join us!
There is limited space available (only 12-count’em, twelve),
AND, if you sign up by August 15th, you get a discount! (Is that cool or what?)
What is this about?
Often we have scouted the terrain and have the well dug and the pump installed but nothing is being brought up to the surface.
Or, we can recall the excitement of the gusher days when all the cool, refreshing underground well-water came pouring forth freely, but these days the pump cranks and cranks and nothing is coming.
And we can feel fear and the encroaching doubts of our clinical interior critics pointing out our failures and nagging us with reasons why we do not deserve to be creating at all.
Or we are just anxious to find our audience, the thirsty seekers of what flows from our fountains.
Sometimes we need to focus our attention on Priming the Pump which in this retreat we will do by exploring some different, hands-on art forms to uncover the fruits of this cross-pollination for our own musicianship.
Start your Fall Season off by Priming your Pump in this focused, intentional setting!
I’d love to be able to share this experience with you in this marvelous setting.
Here are some of my photos from the gathering in March & April.
|While she plays my soul is filled|
|The fallen stump sprouts new growth…|
|Perfect outdoor office!|
Habits from the Muse
At the request of several students, and in partnership with several musicians and music educators who desired to have resources to help support their musical and creative practice, I have created the following Resources that I want you to know about!We…