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Shutesbury Artist Collective, Five local artists open their homes to you!

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal TV April 26, 2017)  Five women artists in one corner of Shutesbury, MA offer this opportunity to tour their home studios the day before Mothers Day.

We heard from:

  • Valerie Gilman creates sculpture and pottery in her home studio, teaches art and guides people in creative process as a tool for personal healing and growth.
  • Ziporah Hildebrandt coaxes nature‚Äôs colors from garden trees, plants and flowers. Using contemporary eco methods and Japanese shibori traditions, she naturally dyes patterns on silk.
  • Leslie Cerier uses her camera like a paintbrush. Passionate about light, water and landscapes, she clicks the shutter when she sees that rich, afternoon peak sunlight, creating impressionistic nature photographs that look like paintings.

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The Contemplative Feast May 7 Roots to the Sky

Flyer April 4/29/17

Come set up a grounded foundation to EXPAND into spring time. Movement explorations, meditation, writing, Gourmet Organic Vegetarian Gluten-Free Lunch and more. May 7th: Theme: Roots to the Sky! Weather permitting we will spend time outside! Location Shutesbury, MA

Are you craving a space to slow down your busy life and get in touch with yourself? Do you hear about the benefits of meditation but need support in practicing it? Are you feeling disconnected from your body? Are you looking for a space to join in community and celebrate the local harvest?

Note new date May 7th 3-6PM! Continue reading

Cacao vs Cocoa Benefits and Flavor

The difference between cacao and cocoa is that cacao is raw; cocoa is roasted. Cocoa is darker than the raw cacao. Some folks think that raw foods have more minerals than cooked cocoa. Cacao and Cocoa are both full of antioxidants and nutrients that positively affect our cardiovascular health and brain power. Undoubtedly, cocoa and cacao are mood enhancing Continue reading

The Contemplative Feast: Roots to the Sky May 7

 May 7th: Theme: Roots to the Sky! Come set up a grounded foundation in your body in order to EXPAND into spring time. Weather permitting we will spend time outside! 

Location Shutesbury, MA
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3:00-3:15: Arrival and Tea
3:15-5:00: Contemplative Practice: Shaking, guided breath, movement explorations, meditation and journaling
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Espresso Cookies

Vegan Espresso Cookies

Developing recipes for Dean’s Beans with their fair trade organic coffee and cocoa, here’s a preview picture of the espresso cookie which also includes Teff flour, extra virgin coconut oil and maple syrup.  With teff and the coffee originally from Ethiopia, it was a natural choice to pair them in this vegan, delicious cookie. Continue reading