Held Sunday, February 24th, 2019 Mary reviewed the "why" of Wild Women Society (in case you missed it, the answer is: the Divine Feminine, the magic of women supporting each other, love, relationships, and connecting: self-care!).
Goody Boxes, Yummy food, bubbly, Wild Child, and loads of Raffle items made for another fabulous gathering of Wild Women!
Guest Speaker Melissa Coe is currently a Professional Wedding Officiant and Certified Celebrant, in her words:
Personally, I have been married for longer than I can count, have three incredible daughters, and one small dog.
I confess to being a TOTAL “foodie” who loves to cook and garden and is addicted to remodeling and installing hardwood floors and granite countertops–despite disastrous results for manicures!
Academically, I have a BFA in Art and Children’s Literature, have taught world religions and have done graduate work in Business and Interior Design.
Professionally, I have taught art, worked as Marketing Director of a nationally known book company, owned an art gallery in downtown Portland, and directed the Sacred Arts program at Marylhurst University: all while working as an Interior Design consultant. In other words, my interests are many and varied.
What unites them is that they draw on my skills of organizing, creating and celebrating, as well as on a love of community, ceremony and ritual. They also incorporate a passion for color, design and texture, as well as for public speaking, writing and telling stories. I LOVE telling stories, especially love stories!
Guest Musician Shelly Rudolph is a maker of soul music in the broadest, genre-inclusive definition, a fine and sultry singer and songwriter with a sense of adventure and a desire for discovering and conveying emotional truth.
In keeping with her restlessly creative spirit, Shelly’s latest adventure finds her moving beyond the “world soul” atmosphere of her previous album and into an exotic, inviting and enchanting project with Grammy-winning cellist David Darling, The Wild Bird Project. This work-in-progress investigates the terrain of the sensual spirit, creating music that is hypnotic and transporting, a natural outgrowth of her past musical and spiritual explorations and her long-held love for poetry and mythology.
Guest Artist Emily Pratt is an artist and art teacher living in Portland, Oregon. She has always felt affection for weathered objects. The process of finding and transforming 3D functional materials into 2D art offers a new narrative for the materials with hints of memory. Using familiar brands, patterns and colors from old tins, and metal bits connects the viewer with Emily’s mixed media compositions through nostalgia and adornment.