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All Souls Day Creative Retreat with Lisa Thorpe

October 29, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Sponsored by Church of the Incarnation with support from Numina Center for Spirituality and the Arts

“There is no death, daughter. People die only when we forget them,” my mother explained shortly before she left me. “If you can remember me, I will be with you always.”
-Isabel Allende, Eva Luna

The urge to honor and remember is long and strong in the human spiritual story. From the ancient traditions of Hindu home shrines to Eastern Orthodox icons to Dia de los Muertos altars of Mexico, people through time and place and religion have created structures and images to remember and honor those we love and revere. To create a piece of art dedicated to a person or idea is to take the time to absorb, observe and remember-to put that person or concept foremost in our hearts and minds.

Join artist and teacher Lisa Thorpe in a day of art and meditation and community building. The morning will be filled with story telling of saints old and new. After a lunch break the making begins! Each person will make and decorative Icon on a wooden plaque. Lisa will bring images of saints to use or you can bring photos of someone who has passed that you would like to honor.

To complete the day together we will assemble a beautiful Dia De los Muertos Altar in the church to share with the whole Incarnation community.

Lisa Thorpe is the Artist in Residence at The Bishop’s Ranch Retreat Center outside of Healdsburg.
She has been making art and teaching to all ages for 30 years and loves merging art, spirit and community!
Find out more about Lisa at her Website and her blog


All Souls Day Creative Retreat with Lisa Thorpe

Sponsored by Church of the Incarnation with support from Numina Center for Spirituality and the Arts

October 29, 2016 10am-4pm

adults and teens

$30.00 Includes all the materials needed to make one icon and lunch

click here to registerhttps://www.jotform.us/form/62586590984170

Registration closes 10/24/16. Space is limited don’t wait to register

What to bring:
You don’t have to bring anything, everything will be provided to make one saint icon- however…
*If you would like to honor someone important to you be they famous, family or friend you are welcome to bring a photo or printed image. The boards we are using are 6×8 inches so you will want your image to be smaller that that to fit on the board and leave room for embellishment (don’t bring anything you aren’t willing to glue down.
*Flowers to put on our altar; Marigolds are traditional but any would be nice

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October 29, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Episcopal Church of the Incarnation
550 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, United States
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