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October 2015

It's Initiation Time!

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Hello Dear Ones,

Yes, it has been a looooong time since you have heard from me...I have been working away here, fixing up my house and fixing up myself so that I can offer you some goodness right here at the "ORR"ange house in Beverly, MA. Last fall we painted our house but the weather got to be too chilly (and then we had the longest New England Winter ever!!) So the painters came back in the spring to finish doors and trim. Do you see that lovely red door in the picture? That door is for YOU to enter. My husband made me this sign-in book for the "Ladies Entrance Art Studio" so long ago..and now it gets to come off the shelf and be used!

Check out the offerings below as I use this fall as a "soft opening" and initiation time..and stay tuned for more as I continue along..I have great visions for this basement studio space, the original kitchen of my 1853 home. You will find a fireplace inside..a perfect place for us to gather and stoke our creative fires within!

I hope you can join me for a special ceremony on October 24th, led by urban shamanista Sharon Ann Rose. What is being called forth within you to celebrate and honor? Let us initiate together in this season of great transformation.

There is so much for us to draw out, and I look forward to sharing the amazing powers of art and creativity with all of you lovelies soon!

With Blessings,


Upcoming Events and News

Saturday, October 17 12-5pm

Beverly Arts District (BAD) Open Studios Tour

We're number 22 on the map! My husband, Bruce Orr will have his studio open upstairs, and we will also be hosting an amazing artist friend of mine , Stephanie Williams. We are located at 16 Thorndike Street. To see more or to spread the word, more info is here

Saturday, October 18th 4-6pm
Wenham, MA

Wild Feminine Book Circle Open Information Session

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I am excited to be co-leading a monthly women's circle with Maureen Whitman, embodying the content of Tami Lynn Kent's book Wild Creative: Igniting Your Passion and Potential in Work, Home, and Life.

We invite you to come and explore your creative center. This circle will include guided discussion and meditative/writing exercises found in the book. We will also be serving light refreshments. Women of all ages are welcome.

Join us as we rediscover the natural flow of our creative core.
To sign up or to join us for the info session, click here.

Saturday, October 24 11-1pm
Ladies Entrance Art Studio

Feminine Creation & Initiation ~ A blessing ceremony of our wholeness

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led and written by Sharon Ann Rose

In our time together, we will delve in to the interior journey of Feminine initiation, as I offer my story and alchemy from plunging in to the untameable darkness to discover a wellspring of inherent creativity and connection. We'll peer at our own deepest regrets, shame, guilt and fear, to unearth a rich foundation for our gifts and creative endeavors to flourish and thrive from. We will walk to the Atlantic Ocean to honor this inner initiation into our fullest selves and lives, gifting the waters with our whole-hearted well-being.

*Bring: your tender, raw heart, and a gentle dose of vulnerability. Water to drink, snacks to nourish yourself if needed. Wear comfy clothes. And if you have an object (created, spoken, tangible or intagible) that expresses your deepest acceptance of your wholeness, bring that as a focalizing piece for our time together.

sliding scale donation $33-$55

please RSVP by emailing carladrawingitout@gmail.com or via the facebook event page

Ladies Entrance Art Workshops

Friday evenings, 7-9:30pm
Space is limited to 5 participants
$45 includes all materials (unless noted) and some munchies to enjoy while you create.
Please reserve your spot here

Friday, October 30
Meditative Drawing
Tap into the meditative qualities of art. Discover what drawing it out can mean both figuratively and literally as you discover a way to connect to your center.

Friday, November 6 and 20
What Fills Your Cup?
We will think about how we nourish ourselves as we create a ceramic bowl or a cup. This workshop requires you to come back on November 20 for a shorter time to glaze your piece. Cups and/or bowls will be completed by Thanksgiving for you to give thanks to yourself in all that you do!

Friday, November 13
Call-aging the Wild
What is your Wild Feminine Landscape? We will call the wild terrain we carry within through a meditation and then explore it further through imagery. All that we are drawn to will be collaged together so we may bring home a visual of the unique sacred space and fertile terrain we carry within.

Friday November 27 (day after Thanksgiving)
no workshop
rest, dear hearts and celebrate


See For Yourself

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Photo by Deanna Bredthauer

I would be honored to draw an Energy Portrait or make a Belly Bowl for you or someone you know. For more information, please visit www.carlaorr.com To set up an appointment, email carladrawingitout@gmail.com or call 978-309-9410.

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