ABUNDANT WILD LIFE

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Today I am so very excited to bring you our first giveaway here on The Bohemian Collective!  And not just any giveaway, but a chance to participate in Squam's art class by Alena Hennessy, Abundant Wild Life

About Abundant Wild Life

Abundant Wild Life is a four-week online workshop where you will have the opportunity to learn skills and techniques directly from Alena. Her thoughtfully crafted curriculum brims with exercises and information that will help you develop your own voice and style through a powerful approach to creativity that integrates mind, body & spirit.Whatever your experience level from pure beginner eager to jump in, all the way to accomplished artist looking to dive deeper into your work, Alena will help you find new ways of self-expression.As with any creative venture, you can expect serendipitous events to surprise you in the most delightful ways, but you can also plan on the following core activities:

  • Working with all sorts of mixed-media elements including, but not limited to: acrylic paints, watercolor pencils, India ink, masking fluid, collage, art pens.
  • Journaling
  • Basic digital photography (your smartphone camera works great for this!)
  • Simple meditation, energy healing, and yoga techniques to gently loosen up the body
  • An introduction to plant spirit medicine (herbal tea and flower essences) for enhanced creativity, emotional well-being and support.
To learn more about how the class works, and more about Alena herself, please visit here.  Below are a few images from past artists who participate.  To see links to their works and more from other artists, please visit here.  If you would like to here what some of the past participants are saying about this class, visit here.
1. natasha piedallu van wyk
2. megan thompson
3. lynda creed
4. janet melton

 
TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY:

tell why you would like to take this class, what you would like to cultivate from it...

FOR EXTRA ENTRIES:

follow Squam Workshops on facebook and/or twitter  
spread the love... share this on your facebook // twitter // blog 

p.s.  visit my dear sweet friend, Rain's blog, for a chance to win a custom flower essence blend created by Alena! 

(giveaway ends on sept.24th, and winner will be announced here on the 25th.  In time for you to prepare for the class to begin on Oct. 1st)

PEACE AND LOVE,
Laura of The Bohemian Collective 

55 comments:

  1. I would love to take this class in hope of awakening some creativity in that has been lost in my day to day life. I hope to meet new people with similar creative spirit and just set time aside for myself to do something just for me.

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  2. I would love to open up some creative blocks and intuitive art with meditation, flower essences and painting mediums seem like a perfect way to open those blocks. Alena would be such an amazing guide through all of this.

    Terrah
    lehowl.com

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  3. I would love to win this giveaway! I have always wanted to take an art class, but too fearful of . . . I'm not sure. I want to learn to be free of my fears and dive right in! This class sounds like the perfect diving board with excellent instruction, too! By the way, I am in my 50's and ready to explore my fears!

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  4. I liked Squam Workshops on Facebook!

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  5. I am on a journey going deeper into my creative life and I know this course and group will support that.

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  6. I have heard such wonderful things about Alena and her teaching. This course would be such an amazing way to kindle creative fires that tend to burn out through the busy-ness that comes with fall. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

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  7. i want to take this class to develope new art techniques, learn more about my authentic self, and to be a part of a creative community that shares the same interests and thoughts about life as i do. many thanks.

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  8. I would love to take this course to improve my sketching/visioning process. That was one of my goals this year, so this is right on time! Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

    I like on facebook and follow on twitter!

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  9. I love to draw and paint and it is something I haven't done in so long, taking this course, will reawaken that artist in me, that yearns to create pretty paintings and drawings!

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  10. What a lovely giveaway! I'd love to develop my sense of self through visual art. It's something I've always struggled with, being a writer at heart. I'd love to be able to free myself of my self doubt and just express myself through paint and collages.

    I also liked on fb and followed on twitter (Manda Rave & LadyUnlaced respectively)

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  11. I'm dying to take this course! It looks amazing! Growing up I was always artistic and creative but over the past few years my science-minded side was forced to take center stage. Sadly art kind of fell by the wayside. Now whenever I try to draw or paint I'm severely blocked. I would love to get unblocked and start creating again.
    * I'm following Squam on Facebook as Jaime Hazard.
    * I'm following Squam on Facebook as Sweet Pea's Groceries.
    I blogged about this opportunity here: http://pos-energies.com/2012/09/21/brush-up-on-your-skillz/

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  12. my life as an artist has just recently taken off and i am SOARING. i would LOVE the opportunity to further the momentum and passion i have found by being a part of this class. **pretty pretty please!!!**

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  13. i posted this giveaway on my blog's facebook! (style of a songbird)

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  14. i tweeted about the giveaway (eesimpson)

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  15. I used to be very artistic but have, for the past few years, let it fall by the wayside. Want to get started again and need some tips and inspiration. Really interested in experimenting with mixed media and this would really help me get my foot in the door!

    ~Liked on Facebook
    ~Followed on Twitter
    ~Shared on Facebook
    ~Tweeted!

    Thank you for the opportunity to enter this wonderful contest! Wishing all the contestants good luck! :)

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  16. I would love to participate in this e-course! What appeals to me most is learning new techniques in a supportive, celebratory environment. But it's not only the content that interests me; I love the idea of learning new things in the midst of a community of other artists.

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  17. I wish to expand my creativity. I paint, draw, photograph, do some mixed media also (water color, bistre pigment, ecoline, ink, acrylics, oil paint, collage) but I can't focus. I wish to try it all and found out what really fits me. This e-course will be just perfect!

    Oh and very curious about the plant spirit medicine, since I've grown up as a herbalist. :)

    Thank you so much for this opportunity.

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  18. Following at Twitter also (DryasDreamArt)

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  19. And tweeted (with tag @Squamlove) - DryasDreamArt.

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  20. I would love to win this class so I can learn new techniques for art journaling and my ultimate pursuit of becoming an art therapist <3

    Amy

    amykaireen at hotmail dot com

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  21. I follow squam on fb!

    Amy

    amykaireen at hotmail dot com

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  22. I shared this on fb!

    Amy

    amykaireen at hotmail dot com

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  23. i shared this giveaway on my blog in this post ---> http://songbirdstyle.blogspot.com/2012/09/links-to-love_22.html

    erica.simpson1@gmail.com

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  24. What a boost this workshop would be...wonderful giveaway!

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  26. I'd love to take part in this workshop and free-up some creativity. This looks wonderful!
    Someone will be very lucky! :-)
    xxx

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  27. When I was in Asheville last month I purchased Alena's book and was so inspired. I bought paint, canvas, brushes and started painting. I would love to take this class to learn more from Alena & the other students. Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

    + Followed Squam on FB

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  28. I would love this as I've got to my early 60th year and am only now finding out who I am and what life should have held for me .....

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  29. I would love a chance to take a class with Alena. I adore her work and her book is not only inspiring but also nourishing and spiritually uplifting. Usually I am too busy teaching to take classes but this class speaks to my inner core. The last few months have been very difficult and draining for me. I need something positive and uplifting in my life. Art has always been a big boost and a ray of light for me. I need more of that light in my life right now.

    I have posted about the contest on fb and twitter. I will also be blogging about it. I have also liked and followed Squam art on fb and twitter.

    Thank you for this opportunity.

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  30. what a lovely opportunity! i quit my day job three months ago. at the time, i was overflowing with enthusiasm to live a fully creative life. then an unexpected sense of apathy came over me. it's likely a need for regeneration and stillness. what i wouldn't give for some spark to return to the place of artistic possibility.

    mindy lacefield raved about alena's class at squam. i love mindy and i trust her judgement. if she is delighted by alena, if she experienced connection and growth in her teaching, i know i will too.

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  31. Honestly this has been a year full of changes and I need something in my life that will allow artistic flow. For me, taking this class would allow me to open myself to creativity and to allow for spirituality to blossom through art. I really believe that this class can bring some peace into my life and allow my to concentrate on something positive!

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  32. I am sure I will learn a lot from this class! I need to loosen up and be freer! Patsy from
    HeARTworks and
    papemelroti

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  33. I would like this class as I continually seek my artist voice. It appears that the curriculum would help me do that.

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  34. This sounds amazing. Thank you for the opportunity. I hope to explore my creative undercurrent with this course. I too will follow Squam on Facebook.

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  35. I just got her book! From this I would love to explore my creativity even more. Creativity is one of my major values. I have been in a very open place of learning to trust the process and this would be an excellent part of it! Thanks for the chance

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  36. I would love to win a place in this class to learn new things and nuture myself instead of everyone else for a change! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  37. I've been wanting to take a workshop from her for awhile but have been off work from a neck injury. Would definitely love to get those creative juices flowing again. I am ready to center myself and do some soul searching. It's going to be a great winter!
    I'm adding her book to my wish list as well..

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  38. Tweeted! @crazyjaneknits


    Good luck everyone!

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  39. I've been working hard on myself over the last six years in a recovery program and have learned that art is the key to freeing my spirit. I would love the opportunity to take this class to continue the journey

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  40. I would love a chance to win ... it would an opportunity to help me further let go for perfectionism and continue moving more freely in the diretion of intuition and Spirit.

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  41. My word for the year is LIGHT, and this workshop seems like it would bring more light into my year. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  42. I love all the art work and the class sounds right up my ally. I would love to find my artistic "voice" and weave art into everyday life. I also work with children and want to bring art into their lives as well, in a way that opens them to heart and spirit. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  43. I would love to win a spot in this class to help me recover/renew my creative energy after a recent health crisis. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this giveaway! Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  44. I would love to win a spot in Alena's class!! Her work is inspiring and intoxicating, and I love her approach to life and art--that they are wrapped up around and inside of each other! That is what I want to learn from her class--I want to be able to relax into my art, and be able to create from the inside out. Thank you for offering the giveaway!

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  45. Also, I already follow Squam and Alena on FB! Thank you!

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  46. I would love to take this course because I've only been an artist for a year or so, and I'm not sure where this calling is taking me. What I'd like to take from this course would be peace of mind-the knowing that I am talented, and maybe the inspiration I need to focus my creativity.

    Thank you for the opportunity, and good luck to everyone. ♥

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