Creative Pilgrimage: An Exploration of Artful Gatherings and Discovery of Innovative Art Techniques

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Quarry Books, Jan 1, 2012 - Crafts & Hobbies - 152 pages

Join 14 very special artists on a Creative Pilgrimage as they share exciting projects that they teach through the various art retreat venues from across the nation. As they teach their special projects, we experience what it's like to learn from this celebrated cohort of talented artists. Hear their unique perspectives about the importance of teaching‚€”a process where through sharing knowledge, they also gain knowledge and develop community. Featured artists include:

‚€”Alisa Burke

‚€”Julie Haymaker Thompson

‚€”Lisa Kaus

‚€”Mary Beth Shaw

‚€”Maya Donenfeld

‚€”Roxanne Padgett

‚€”Sarah Ahearn Bellemare

‚€”Stephanie Jones Rubiano

‚€”Tracie Lyn Huskamp

‚€”Heather Smith Jones

‚€”Carla Sonheim

‚€”Mati Rose McDonough

‚€”Alma Stoller

‚€”Flora Bowley

Peppered throughout the book are snapshots that give us a glimpse of some of the most amazing art retreats from across the nation. They are:

‚€”Squam Art Workshops

‚€”The Makerie


‚€”An Artful Journey

‚€”Artistic Bliss

‚€”Valley Ridge Art Studio

‚€”Art & Soul

‚€”Silver Bella

You'll get a special behind-the-scenes look at these special gatherings from the unique points of view of the coordinators, students, and instructors alike.

Take a leap of faith into your quest to learn, teach, grow, and create with Creative Pilgrimage!


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Jenny Doh is founder and president of CRESCENDOh, LLC‚€”an online media center that features fresh and creative content from artists within all genres, coupled with their uniquely heartfelt stories that highlight the power of art in our lives. Previously, she worked for six years as editor-in-chief and director of publishing for Somerset Studio, Belle Armoire, and its many sister publications.

Prior to publishing, Jenny worked for seven years as a social worker in child protective services, where she witnessed some of the most radical life stories imaginable. CRESCENDOh‚€™s mission leverages the lessons that Jenny has learned within the arenas of social work and art.

She lives with her husband and their two children, Monica and Andrew, in Santa Ana, California. She loves to knit, stay fit, and volunteer for her alma mater, UC Irvine. To learn more, visit

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