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Stories From The Studio: Keep Going! by Gabrielle Dearman

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One of the harder parts of working through life creatively, is having to push forward through the darker, or more challenging times. This is what our discussion focused on this week at our Artists Group. Whether the darker times are due to a loss, finding the way through the “unknowns” of life, or navigating through […]

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Stories From The Studio: Creative Breathing by Gabrielle Dearman

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Our conversations at the River Oaks Artists Group this week seemed to frequent the subject of “breathing” throughout the evening. Not just breathing in of itself, but, more so creatively breathing as a result of being in a collaborative connection with God and others. Amber LaSada shared her experience with taking voice lessons from Nancy […]

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Stories From The Studio: Awakening In Awareness by Gabrielle Dearman

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“But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. For truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.” ¬† – Matthew 13:16-17 The emphasis was on all […]

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Stories From The Studio: Risk Is A Freedom by Gabrielle Dearman

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Artists Group at River Oaks this week was one of my favorites. We talked about a subject that is very challenging, but ever-so-necessary for artists. That subject is risk. During our show -and-tell time, Pattie Hale and I both shared paintings that we had each done recently that were creative risks for us. Pattie had […]

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Stories From The Studio: Journaling As A Tool by Gabrielle Dearman

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Journaling was the topic of discussion at this week’s River Oaks Artist Group. Our conversation was based on Chapter seven of Luci Shaw’s Breath For The Bones. Those of us present that evening had several different styles and routines of journaling to talk about. Some of us journal frequently, others less so. Some keep up […]

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Stories From The Studio: The Truth In Our Muse by Gabrielle Dearman

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Last Monday at the River Oaks Artists Group, we found ourselves in some thought-provoking discussion and revelation about our creative muse and the challenge of birthing something new in our creativity. Several of us seemed to be at a starting point in our creative processes – trying to get ideas and courage together to start […]

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Stories From The Studio: Opening Our Dream Drawer by Gabrielle Dearman

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“If our imaginations are broadened enough, something that seems unbelievable to us can seem possible; and we can come to our prayers expectantly.” – Luci Shaw The discussion and sharing at this week’s River Oaks Artist Group centered around the importance of using our imaginations to realize our dreams. Pattie Ann Hale and Matt Tommey […]

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Stories From The Studio: Story Time In The Studio by Gabrielle Dearman

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It was a cool, autumn evening in the River Arts District. Several people from the West North Carolina area had gathered together in the cozy River Oaks studio for the weekly artist group meeting. The studio was shimmering with funky decor thanks to resident-artist-and thrift-store shopping-expert, Pattie Ann Hale. It seemed to be the most […]

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Stories From The Studio: Redemptive Beauty by Gabrielle Dearman

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A wonderful discussion about beauty unfolded Monday night at our River Oaks Asheville Artist Group. We had moved on to Chapter 2 in Luci Shaw’s book, Breath For The Bones, and one particular excerpt from the book stirred up interesting discussion: “Beauty is perhaps one of the few things that constantly calls us back to […]

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Stories From The Studio: Stepping into Heaven, Creating on Earth by Gabrielle Dearman

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¬†During Monday night’s River Oaks Artist Group meeting, we started our study on Luci Shaw’s book, Breath For The Bones. Our discussion mainly centered on the challenge of living and creating on earth while being aware of the presence of God and how to bring that into our creativity and life. Matt Tommey read an […]

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