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Sacred Offerings from Roxanne Evans Stout

third   Hello you beautiful artists and friends! I hope this newsletter finds you well! These are not easy times, but I am finding ways to create joy, and I hope you are too. I am thrilled to tell you about a special project I have been preparing for quite some time. It is finally ready to share with you! 1 poster
My next online class for you is… Sacred Offerings! Create beautiful backgrounds for stenciled “Offerings.”

How will you use them? In books, as wall hangings, as gifts or stand-alone works of art… Join me March 11 at 1 pm PST on Facebook Live! The class will last 1.5-2 hours.

After you register, you will receive an invite to a closed Facebook group, where the class will be. You will be able to re-watch the class and share with the group forever after. So even if you can’t make the live recording, it will always be available to you in our Facebook group! And it is only $30! Register here now! Register now to join Sacred Offerings!

Nurture your creativity with Sacred Offerings. Nourish your artistic spirit with an afternoon making art together… In Sacred Offerings!

If you want to explore printmaking on a Gelli plate, this will be a wonderful class for you!

We will add texture and color to papers and delve into new and meaningful ways to use my stencil designs!

We are going to nurture our creativity together, and create all kinds of magic!

Register now to join us in Sacred Offerings!

Explore Gelli plates and stencils in new and meaningful ways with us in Sacred Offerings!
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May you have a magical, beautiful day! Thank you so much to each of you who has already signed up for Sacred Offerings!  

©2021 River Garden Studio | P.O. Box 645 Keno OR 97627

Winter Offerings from Roxanne Evans Stout

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Hello you wonderful friends and artists!

May you know peace and joy in this moment! It’s been a difficult year, and I miss seeing you at live art workshops, but we are finding so many new ways to connect online that it helps. I keep working away in my cozy River Garden Studio, and I am so excited about the different offerings I’ve created that I wanted to write and tell you about them. If you want more frequent updates, follow River Garden Studio on Facebook!
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Both of my books are available on Amazon. Read the reviews and look through some pages!
Both of my books are available online! And they make amazing gifts for you or a loved one! You can explore pages of Storytelling with Collage and Dancing with Raindrops on Amazon! I created both with so much love, and it is a thrill to share them with you! My first book, Storytelling with Collage, is back in its third printing, and thanks to so many of you purchasing it, it is back on Amazon’s bestseller list too! It is packed with techniques, stories, step-by-step projects, photos, and amazing work and writing by guest artists! Each of the nine chapters focuses on collaging with a certain material, including paper, fabric, metal, and beyond! My second book, Dancing on Raindrops, beckons with photos I took of my artwork and of objects around me, from paintbrushes to flower petals to window panes. Musings along the pages encourage your creativity, honor connections, and help you see and experience life more fully.
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My books make perfect gifts!
Speaking of gifts and projects I LOVE… Have you seen the newest way to enjoy my art?! Accessory bags with my art on them are now available through Art of Where! What will they help you organize?! Or will you take it to dinner and a show when we can do such things safely again? I would love it if you go see how beautiful (and durable!) these zipper pouches are. Check them out now if you like! There are eight bag designs with four size options and original art on both sides! The art on the back of the bags is different than the front, and the interior is denim-lined. This is a whole new world, and I am overjoyed to see my art on these gorgeous, durable carry-all accessory bags! Pictured are a few examples, but take a look at all of them here!
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I am in love with my art on these carry-all zipper bags from Art of Where! Check out all 8 designs!
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One of my pieces for sale at the glorious Ashland ArtWorks Gallery! Click to see more!
Did you know I have artwork on display at two incredible galleries? And I am so thankful for them both! The Gallery at Mount Shasta and Ashland ArtWorks display and sell my art! I have had work at The Gallery at Mount Shasta for over three years! It is a beautiful place nestled at the base of breathtaking Mount Shasta in Northern California, and they regularly update my space with fresh work as pieces sell. You can browse their gallery and order any of my pieces from the comfort of your own home through their website! Ashland ArtWorks has called me one of their artists for over a year and a half. This amazing gallery sits along the creek in Southern Oregon, with sculpture gardens to explore and space for workshops! Wherever you are in the world, you can see my work on display at Ashland ArtWorks through their website, and if you see anything you would like to purchase, contact me and we will make that happen!
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This is part of my project for The Bookmaker, my newest online offering. I have a dozen online workshops for you to choose from, all discounted except the two that are free!
Do you know about my online workshops? My newest online offering, The Bookmaker, is hugely popular! After launching less than a month ago, The Bookmaker is going strong, and we would love to have you join us. Whether you are new to the arts or experienced – we will create beauty and magic! But did you know I have a dozen different online workshops for you to choose from! The oldest two are even free! Just scroll this page to see all of your options, and let’s find the essence of your creativity!
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Love and inspiration in stencil form! They also make great gifts. 🙂
One final magical offering for you… I have 24 different stencil sheets available on StencilGirl! From nature to symbols and beyond, my stencils have different sizes and themes, and I would love it if you check them out! They make perfect gifts for you and loved ones and are $5, $7, or $14. I’m always musing on new designs and working to grow the collection, so check them all out here!
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I am sending you winter offerings of love and inspiration!

Notebook Journeys

A Facebook Live Workshop

Notebook Journeys Is nOW open for self study

On Sale for $50.00

(was $60.00)

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Join me for a new kind of workshop designed just for you.

This will be different than my other online workshops, Because I filmed this live on Facebook, it will seem like I am really there, teaching you in person, unedited and unscripted!

I will gently be your guide as you create in a spiral watercolor notebook in exciting and fresh ways and fill it with your marks, your symbols, your collages and your stories.

This will not be a step by step workshop, where you need to follow along and do everything just as I do. Instead it will be like all my newest online workshops where you are free to go at your own pace and create in your own way.

Together we will paint, draw, stitch, attach and write in your notebook like you have never worked in before.

Each video session is about 1 1/2 hours and the videos will soon be available here as well as on the private Facebook page for you to view at your convenience !

Registration is Open!!

Price: $50.00

(Was $60.00)

**It is very important that you

message me on Facebook

as soon as you register.

You will also need to give me the name you registered under so I can confirm who you are. That way I can invite you into the group right away!

Important Information:

  • At this point the Live Video Sessions are completed. You can view these videos at your own convenience. They are all in the Announcements section on the private Notebook Journeys FB Page.

  • Please consider your Paypal receipt as your confirmation and make sure when you register your correct email is on the form so I can get in contact with you.

  • Please Message me on FB here immediately after making your payment! And you can ask to join the Notebook Journeys FB Group here

  • You will need to be have a personal FB account and make sure you are able to stream live videos on your computer.

  • Invitations will be sent out as soon as possible after I get your payment and FB name.

  • There are lots of important guidelines and information in the Announcements section on the FB page. Please scroll through!

  • Sorry, no refunds will be issued for this course.

  • Access to the videos will be forever, at some point I will move them to Vimeo and my website as well so you can download them.

I cannot say how excited

I am about this new class!!

Supply List:

  • Spiral Watercolor Journal: I ordered this one: Spiral Watercolor Journal but any journal with spirals about 6”x 8” will work!

  • Acrylic paints ( Watercolors can work if you don’t own any Acrylics!)

  • White Gesso

  • Matte Medium

  • Glue Stick

  • Tapes: Scotch, Washi, Masking

  • Pencils, Pens

  • Paintbrushes

  • Collage paper and fabric bits

  • Deli Paper, Rice Paper or Tissue paper

 

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Explore the possibilities!

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Let Me Help You Find Your Magic!

On Sale for just

$50.00





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Notebook Journeys

is just what you need right now!

Come and Be Nourished

Come and Learn and Grow!

Studio Moments

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Please Join Me for

STUDIO MOMENTS

MY NEWEST

ONLINE OFFERING

Let me invite you into my world!

A world that is woven together with sunlight and moon glow.

A world of textures and colors, rich with imagination and love.

A world of ups and downs,

feelings and stories that are wanting to be expressed and told.

I am so excited about this project want to share a new kind of workshop with you!


Do you ever long to delve deeper into an online workshop,

and hear more about what the artist is thinking and found out why…

Why does she use that color,

why is her work brighter on one day and darker and deeper on another…

What is her art process when she makes more complicated pieces

and she is not teaching…

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Would you like to see a little more,

a revealing

of how I actually work

and what my “studio moments”

are really like?

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I WOULD LOVE TO SHARE MY CREATIVE PROCESSES

WITH YOU!

Gather with me in my studio and watch as I share my projects!

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THESE ARE THINGS I WILL BE SHARING WITH YOU:

How I work with my whole heart.

I will share with you how nature inspires me and enriches my life

How I experiment and love to use my intuition

How collage plays an important role in my art…..

How I use color with paints, papers and fabric.

Observe how I create multi-layered backgrounds.

and use symbols and mark making in my processes.

Discover and watch me use my favorite materials and tools…

Observe how create multi-layered backgrounds

using plaster, gesso, white acrylic paint and gel medium.

How I embellish and tie together my project and give you ideas for presentation.

And so much more!

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THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE

DURING THE 10 MONTHS OF STUDIO MOMENTS

  • Forever access to 10 sessions and over 12 hours of videos,

    all professionally filmed in my home and studio

  • A Facebook Community for sharing art making and art stories

  • My techniques, thought processes, ideas and inspiration from my toolbox of experience

  • You will sit beside me as I create unique projects from my heart

  • you will gain endless inspiration and insights into your own processes and work towards developing your own style and meaningful art

  • You will watch and listen as I explore, experiment and use my intuition all the while guiding you through self discovery

  • A list of materials compiled for each months session

  • You will be encouraged to be your own alchemist, taking a blank piece of paper and turning it into a work of art

  • Connect with your inner muse and other like souls

  • Learn new techniques in background surface design including symbols, mark making, adding a mystical language to your own art.

  • Discover how I use different surfaces and substrates including wood, canvas, watercolor paper, metal and vintage book covers

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YOU WILL LOVE

EVERY PART OF THIS EXPERIENCE

all the while honoring your own creative process

and what feels right in your soul.

Won’t you join me?


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The Cost Is Only:

Before December 30th, 2018

$180.00

Just $18.00 a month!!!

Regular Price – $220.00

Studio Moments goes live January 3, 2019



Great offering 🍂I always feel so inspired by spending time observing and listening to other artists and their process!
I love watching you and your creations of beauty using multiple mixed media and assemblage techniques ♥️

— Shellie Lee

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Come and Join me at

River Garden Studio for

Studio Moments

IMPORTANT DETAILS:

These videos will be available forever and will be downloadable.

This workshop will go live on January 3rd. You will be notified of this via email.

Every month after that sessions will go live the first Thursday of every month.

(except October when it will be the second Tuesday.

During this workshop you are free to create using what you have learned or the videos can be for your viewing pleasure.

I really believe that watching me work will lead to your own self discoveries!

High Speed Internet is advised. I am not a computer expert,

if you don’t know how to use the internet you will need to get help on your end.

This workshop is non-refundable.

In purchasing Studio Moments you agree to honor me and my work and not share the course login or downloaded videos.

Please refer to my book Storytelling with Collage for my favorite mediums, tools and materials!

More detailed lists will follow.

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Dancing on Raindrops

 

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It’s that feeling,    

the one that you’ve loved forever

the feeling of splashing in puddles

and floating hand-made boats down the street gutters, 

during a rainstorm

and the feeling you have when you take a walk in the rain,

just because you love the cool air

and the way the roads turn black and shiny.

That is the feeling of Dancing on Raindrops. 

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“I believe that we all have a special light,
and to help someone’s light shine brighter,
is one of the most important gifts of all.

— Roxanne Evans Stout, Dancing with Raindrops

Dancing on Raindrops

 I wrote it for those moments that we savor. 

The moments when we stop and pause

and really look at the world. 

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Dancing on Raindrops, title page,  on my desk with flowers…

There is something meditative about turning these pages and seeing the beauty that awaits you in every photograph.

— Seth Apter, Dancing on Raindrops

What does a new day bring for you? From Dancing on Raindrops.

What does a new day bring for you? From Dancing on Raindrops.

As an artist, Roxanne’s work has always read like poetry to me and it’s so wonderful to see this rich collection of images available as an interactive journal.

— Tonia Jenny, Dancing with Raindrops

Does it ever feel as if the mountains are singing?  A page from Dancing on Raindrops.

Does it ever feel as if the mountains are singing?  A page from Dancing on Raindrops.

I am also mindful of the need to share
and to bring my art to life,
This is where I feel my deepest connections
to mankind.

— Roxanne Evans Stout, Dancing on Raindrops

Worktable with Dancing with Raindrops.

Worktable with Dancing with Raindrops.

Do you trust your own path?
Where do you take refuge and
where is your sanctuary?
Your map is written in the sky, do you see it?

— Roxanne Evans Stout, Dancing with Raindrops

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Dancing on Raindrops is available on Amazon Books here.

So this is

the story I share 

a visual journal of moments

that I want to keep…

and in the process I hope you will appreciate more

your own moments

and take a closer look at the beauty in your life.

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Dancing on Raindrops is a wonderful companion to my first book,

Storytelling with Collage, also available on Amazon Books here.

This second book is a great companion to Storytelling with Collage in that the first book teaches you Roxanne’s hands-on techniques for working with found objects and Dancing on Raindrops is actually meant for capturing your own visual stories—this time more two-dimensionally—right inside the book!

— Tonia Jenny

 

Create With me

 

Creating with me

Spring has come and gone here in the Pacific Northwest, and now we are deep in the midst of summer. After a very hot spell,  trees are already shedding a few yellow leaves, they sprinkle them on the grass and seem ready for the Autumn rains and cooler nights.

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River Garden Studio

Late in May I taught a beautiful workshop with Tonia Jenny, here at River Garden Studio called  Archetypal Expressions. This photograph was taken in the garden under our Maple Trees in late May.

Susan Lehman's art in progress.

Susan Lehman’s art in progress.

For two days we worked and played outside learning and creating symbols that were meaningful in our life. We worked with cement, wood and paper writing, drawing, carving and printing.

Joan Madden's art in progress.

Joan Madden’s art in progress.

Tonia Jenny's art in progress.

Tonia Jenny’s art in progress.

Last weekend I taught two workshops in Arizona at Art Unraveled.

My first workshop was called The Alchemist’s Book of Treasures and my student’s work was thoughtful and creative! I love teaching this workshop because of the stories each creation tells.

Student Artwork from The Alchemist's Book of Treasures

Student Artwork from The Alchemist’s Book of Treasures

Art by Jan.

Art by Jan.

Susan's artwork.

Susan’s artwork.

These are some of the books made by my students in A Book of Trees, one of my favorite workshops and subjects! My students were lovely, so creative, and I love the way we all bonded from the very first moments, trusting, laughing, sharing and joyfully creating.

Student Artwork from A Book of Trees.

Student Artwork from A Book of Trees.

Deb's pages.

Deb’s pages.

Amy's pages.

Amy’s pages.

Now I am happily nestled at home, moving from studio to garden and enjoying my world… there is time for everything again. 

If you love the art that you see here, and want to learn how to incorporate found objects into your art… 

My online workshop,

Victory Shield’s

and Wisdom Keepers

is having a Big Sale right now!!

You can read more about it here…

Art Pieces by Christine, Ann, Teressa, Susan and Diana

Art Pieces by Christine, Ann, Teressa, Susan and Diana

 

As Winter Ends The Light Returns

  

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Abundant Art

Life is good here at my River Garden Studio… and this year promises to be filled with an abundance of Art and Creativity

And Teaching My Art. 

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I have discovered that when I teach, it is not just my processes and techniques that I want to share… but for me to guide you in becoming more creative, and embracing the stories that you share in your art making.

— roxanne evans stout

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I taught a wonderful workshop at The Art Department in Salem, Oregon called A Book of Trees. My students were Exuberant! Here is a book created by Kathy Gottfried. Isn’t it stunning?

I will be traveling to some of the places that I love, and exploring new places that I have always dreamt about. I will be collaborating with friends, both in my teaching and in special art projects that you will hear about soon.

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This winter has had it’s ups and downs. I am sure everyone feels that in some way. And for those of us who live in Oregon on this side of the Cascade Mountains, it is not over yet.

But I have loved my days, my transition into my new studio… and ever watchful of the changing light.

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I have two big retreats coming up in just a month, and lots of projects to design, create and refine.

They are back to back so I will be gone from home longer than I have been for ages. 

A Case of Curiosities is a workshop that I teach with a dear friend, Seth Apter of The Altered Page, in Taos New Mexico in March. If you can’t make this workshop we will be teaching it there again in October. 

The magic at Mabel Dodge Luhan House is unmistakable and something that is felt by everyone who visits there. We have just one or two spots left in March, and October is filling up quickly!

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And Art and Soul is a wonderful retreat in Portland, Oregon. I taught for Glenny at Art and Soul last year, in Virginia Beach, and was so warmly welcomed that I can’t wait to see everyone again!

I will be teaching three wonderful workshops there, and registration is still open. Below is a photo-collage of some beautiful student work from The Alchemist’s Book of Treasures.

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In the SPRING I have two very special events…

a workshop here at River Garden Studio

when it is the most beautiful.

We will create outside under the Maple Trees, with a backdrop of a Pine Forest and the sounds of Song Birds singing their garden songs. 

I am teaching with the lovely Tonia Jenny and this unique workshop is called: 

Archetypal Expressions

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And in June I will be teaching in Vieux Quebec

which is considered one of the most beautiful places in the world!

This workshop is named after my book,

Storytelling with Collage

and you can find out more about it and register at

Arts and Cultural Travel.

Don’t forget to check out the Itinerary, our days will be filled with exploring, art making, collecting and gathering and all sorts of delightful endeavors!

Please email me if you have any questions and don’t forget about my online workshops, especially if you can’t attend a live one!

Also, I will be having two artist books shown at the Relics and Ruins Show at Atelier 6000 Gallery in Bend, Oregon. The opening is Friday, March 3rd and I would love to see you there!

 

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A Quietness in the Cold

  

December comes quietly this year.

Soft rain and snow.

The ground is still not frozen.

Today there is a pause in the wind.

 A sigh.

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In the quiet I think about the last year.

So much amazingness.

So much to be grateful for.

Mostly that my book, Storytelling with Collage, was published by North Light Books and I think people are loving it as much as I loved working on it.

My Pathways and Wanderings online workshop was a huge success and I am now working on another one called

Victory Shields and Wisdom Keepers 

I am always pushing myself to learn more about the filming and editing process.

I am always growing. 

I traveled and met some wonderful people

and taught at some incredible venues.
 

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But what I’ve been thinking about is what it comes down to, what really matters and what really stirs your heart… 

are the people you love and the home you have created.

Those who you always come back to. The people who make you smile.

The place where you are yourself.

Where you can recharge and are free to be creative.

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So what I wish for you and for myself are…

A warm home and people to love. 

(and perhaps a few dogs or a cat)

A place to create.

Windows to gaze out of.

And a mixture of

some quiet times

and some love-filled moments

to make your heart sing.

This is what really matters.

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And may you love all of these moments with all of your heart.

 

  

Yellow Light

  

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Like so many others who live in the Northern Hemisphere…

I am loving the yellow light of Autumn.

The way it streams through the pine trees

and my windows in the early evening.

The way it pours in from the east in the morning

and warms me as I drink my coffee.

And the way it makes my studio glow in the late afternoon .

 

Just a few months ago I moved my studio and it has taken me a long time to get used to it, my new creative place. With the leaves falling off the trees I have discovered a new light warming me and my soul.  

I am grateful for this time at home to create, gather all the things around me close

And Just Be. 

This quiet time is when I am renewed and revitalized.

My heart is open.

Thank you for visiting and I wish you

Time to Just Be

as well.


All the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves.

— Virginia Wolf, To the Lighthouse

A glimpse of our yellow world in the Pacific Northwest… 

My New Website

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I am thrilled to announce

that My New Website

is Now Launched!!

And I would really love for you to visit me there…

http://www.roxanneevansstout.com/

My incredible website designer is

Cheryl Stockton

from Stockshot Studio

She's been so wonderful to work with! 

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My River Garden Studio blog will stay up,

so you can still see all my posts…

but I will be writing on the new blog from now

on my website.