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C r e a t i ve CONSCIOUS

SPACES After discovering what I thought

was

beautiful world,

I

the

house

most

in

moved

the

to

Ojai

in 2001, and since that time have been exploring my artwork and spiritual practices in depth, not to mention hosting art , yoga

retreats,

house

concerts and more at my place. with

After

death

plunged

a

in

brush

2004,

deeper

I

into

spirituality,

bringing

me

numerous

to

times,

India where

I

visited

sacred sites and studied with yoga masters.

KELLY LUSCOMBE BEA as seen in science to sage e-magazine (com)


Inspiring It

became

obvious

that

I

had

to

create

my

own

“spiritual cocktail” that suited who I really am/was.


ART PRACTICE


I shifted my focus towards

ecstasy

,

my

peace.

Returning

art

practice,

where

I

timelessness to

and the

found that creating art was

studio felt to be the right

my true meditation and the

thing,

right spiritual practice for

play songs from both eastern

myself as well. In it, I re-

and

discovered

the harmonium.

a

sense

of

as

did

western

learning

traditions

to on


Part

of

this

shift

in

fierceness

focus brought me back in

that

touch

ANYTHING

with

artist

my

dear

friends,

including

Lydia

mean,

and

she

the

way

expresses

she

wants.

really,

how

I

many

Lunch.

fierce women do we have

Lydia has always been a

on the planet? She is a

great

inspiration

for

kind

me.I

admire

her

of

Dark

Mystic

Creative Warrioress.


Mind you, my mother is a

uncorking with something

quintessential 50s era lady

more strong than most. Last

who wrote “The Art of the

summer Lydia told me that

Table, A Guide to Table-

anything and everything that

settings and Table Manners,�

is important to me is worth

and perhaps I needed

expressing.


She

completely

validated

who I am and what I wanted to

say

which

has

been

extremely enlightening for me.

In

Lunch

this is

warrioress unlock

Lydia

a

type

of

who

helps

one

what

expressed.

way,

needs

to

be


quest


In

my

quest

for

creativity

and

illumination, hosted

many

I

have

artists

and

spiritual teachers at my home and private retreat site, Ananda Verandah. I also am involved in an artist collective gallery in

Ojai,

Gallery

525

where I curate shows and share my own and other’s artworks community. two

with

the

Between

these

spaces,

consciously

I

am

exploring

art, music, bhakti yoga, and meditative practices.


E H P O R T S A T A C T S PO I A J O E V I T A R O B A COLL Lydia Lunch is one of such people that I wish to learn from in a lineup that includes visual artists, classical Indian musicians, kirtan bands, singer-songwriters, yoga psychologists and yoga masters from India.

Bringing together a collective of

diverse women artists who seek to inspire others by demystifying the practical application of a variety of creative methods, we seek to offer simple tools which can easily be incorporated into expanding the individual’s own unique form of expression.

I met Lydia Lunch in San Francisco in 1998 and showed her artworks, along with Jane Handel’s, in a two-woman show at a gallery I owned and ran at the time. Lydia has always been a great inspiration for me. I admire her fierceness and the way that she expresses ANYTHING she wants. I mean, really, how many fierce women do we have on the planet? Although her work is edgy and can be intense, I am always amazed that she does it and does it so well, going all the way in her process. Her journey from teenage No Wave rocker and artist to her current works has brought her to this point, and this point includes tremendous compassion. She wants to help women who are locked up inside through the healing power of art.


So I decided to host Lydia Lunch's POSTCATASTROPHE COLLABORATIVE

OJAI, May 24-27

to see what will happen in a group of women working with Lydia and other  artists as

a

support

system,

to

bring

out

their potential and most importantly, what needs to  be said. I think a lot of the women will  already have projects in hand that they wish  to expand upon with a group of collaborative woman. Lydia

and

others

will

help

them

more

powerfully share their concepts and art. Of course, some women will show up and wish to observe, journal and be inspired. This will be fine too. Or, some women I know are coming without an idea of what to do, but will jump in and collaborate with others, or will let their own creative “download” happen at the workshop and then run with it. Many of the women will want to bounce off ideas with others and create a sacred space to collaborate and dynamically grow their ideas to the full. There will be many surprises and spontaneous outcomes.

PHE O R T S A T A POST-C AI J O E V I T A COLL ABOR JOIN US FOR AN PHENOMENAL WEEKEND WITH LYDIA LUNCH AND OTHER ARTISTS, EXPRESSING ONESELF THROUGH MULTI-MEDIA ART MODALITIES AND CREATIVE COLLABORATION.

Being an artist is not required. May 24 - 27 in Ojai.

Check out the workshop here. Limited Enrollment $300 includes lunch, plus accommodations ranging from $23.-$145 a night.

Stories, songs and dreams will be shared, elaborated and brought to light and with it,

great

fun,

freedom

and

inspiration.

Come to my creative and sacred space and see if it inspires you as it has inspired me. Kelly Luscombe Bea

Check out the workshop here. http://kellyluscombebea.com http://gallery525.com

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