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 Thank you, Michele and Ashlee, for a sacred experience at just the right time. The prompt to find respite from the intensities of life to simply relax and create beauty knocks at our door daily. UPLAND is a special space to let down your inhibitions and explore your new or buried works of art. If love is in the details, these ladies show up. Everything was beautifully presented and mindfully curated. The canvasses and tools all handcrafted, artisinal relics in and of themselves! They offered us relevant tips and techniques along the way that allowed each person - reserved novice and seasoned artist alike - something that reflected their unique expression of love. It was so fun and enriching to be in soulful connection with others in this way - to observe how each couple showed up authentically on their canvas. We now have a treasured piece proudly displayed in our home that reminds us of ‘that time’ we took a risk together and faced our fears of the blank canvas! We truly enjoyed the experience from start to finish in exploring our partnership in ways not yet tried. Michele and Ashlee have convinced us that creativity will now be a way of life for us in our healing journey.

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-KB

I feel very cared for.  -jw

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That was an incredible night hanging and making art with you guys, I really appreciate you including me. 

It felt very accessible for anyone but also like there was room to make something personal and with quality materials. I’d be worried in a workshop like that, the soul would be taken from it because the people are trying to streamline a process so much and take out the soulful touch. You guys are people that care a lot about curating that experience and presentation and I think some people wouldn’t have thought that in depth. I’m excited for you guys to navigate this journey and continue to spread the message for people to have experiences like this. I loved the thought behind the theme and that you were both there to help guide if that’s what the individual needed, but to also allow for people to take it where they would like. Having the structure but also room for experimentation feels like an important thing to hold onto. And I know that goes with your ethos to create those experiences and let people connect with themselves. I’m excited to see what happens when you guys can include nature a bit more as the weather turns.

 

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-tr

Thank you for opening your beautiful home. The food was wonderful, the fellowship was enjoyable and the fish in the pond clearly outmatched us!  Until next time….  -m

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I am so glad to see this going on locally. It is so important to instill the love of nature and experience the joy it can bring to one’s heart and soul. Fostering  creativity, promoting use of natural resources, breathing fresh air … LOVE it all ! 

-G

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Thanks for a fun girls night! You have the most infectious spirit!

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-BE

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        THANK YOU SO much again for an incredible evening.... it was truly wonderful and I want more of my friends and family to experience 

your incredible teaching and 'art therapy' I was just telling my mom about you this morning, but I feel like it's rather hard to explain... you have to EXPERIENCE you and your beautiful studio!

 

Looking forward to seeing you again and am very grateful for last night!

-sb

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Thank you, it was great and a learning experience. I really enjoyed it.

-a

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Thank you again for last night.  It was a really special evening and you're home / studio absolutely stunning.                  

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-ah