Creative Spirit Craftivism:

Autumn Equinox Goddess Shrines

…an online Creative Spirit Craftivism workshop held during the Autumn equinox weekend

on Zoom

Sat. Sept 24

1 pm – 5:30 pm EASTERN 

and optional return on

Sunday Sept 25

1 pm EASTERN 

for gathering & sharing time, about 60-90 minutes.

The best way to replace toxic patriarchy is not by trying to tear it down, but by loving that which we prefer into being. Conscious crafting of objects representing the Divine Feminine is a powerful way to broadcast the energies that build a new, more balanced world, and this is the intention behind the Women’s Creative Spirit Craftivism workshops. And what better time to support bringing balance than the equinox?

In this Creative Spirit Craftivism: Autumn Equinox Goddess Shrines workshop you’ll learn more about a variety of goddess archetypes in multicultural mythology, get a personalized message from the Divine Feminine and create a meaningful shrine designed to hang on a wall or display on an altar.

This workshop is open to women.

It is also open to gentlemen who have attended previous OVA workshops.

We will: 

  •  Explore the strengths of the feminine principle as expressed in a variety of cultures.
  • Create a mini shrine for displaying your beautiful mini statue as a reminder of the divine attributes that the Eternal Feminine offers.
  • Enjoy symbolic and meaningful crafting that contributes to the dissolution of toxic patriarchy and the creation of a more balanced world
  • Relax in the sisterhood of a soulful gathering of women as you refresh your spirit.
  • BONUS: at the end of the workshop each participant will receive a beautiful 18-page pdf booklet with detailed info about each of the goddesses represented in the event.

.On Saturday attendees will explore the qualities and messages of each goddess through interactive sharing, and then see demos on a variety of techniques which can be used for decorating your shrine. Then the creativity begins! Meryl Ann will answer questions about goddess lore and art techniques and will guide you in customizing your shrine. Some participants may complete their project by the end of Saturday’s workshop, and others may want to continue afterwards.

Goddess figures included in the kits for this workshop include: Sarasvati, Mary Magdalene, Kuan Yin, Tara, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Lakshmi, Parvati, Joan of Arc, Diana, Isis, Durga and Virgin Mary. Which one wants to be yours?

On Sunday, those who wish, will reconvene for further answers to questions about techniques and a time for sharing: what did you intuit from your goddess while you were working? Did you get a dream message overnight? How does it feel to contribute to social activism through happy creativity? The soulful sharing of women in community is part of what builds a better world.

This workshop is limited to 12 due to the number of kits available.

Kits will be mailed via Priority Mail to US addresses beginning in the latter half of August. It is recommended that you sign up at least 10 days in advance to ensure you receive your kit in time.

Kits include:

An exceptionally high quality, faux ivory, three-inch goddess statue (chosen for you in a blind selection process which allows the Divine Feminine to provide you with exactly the sacred figurine that is meant for you. Retail value approx. $24, examples shown at right)

The rest of the kit includes approx. $30 worth of craft tools and decorating materials, including:

Unfinished wood shrine box with hanger and goddess stand

Sticky-back holographic prismatic foil, four different colors

Doo-mamas — the feminine version of “doo-dads,” this is a bag chock full of a wide variety of fun, crafty items you might like to use in decorating your shrine, including charms, rhinestones, trims, ribbons, several bead lengths, Mother-of-Pearl buttons, tassels, unfinished wood shapes, rescued jewelry, beads, fabric flowers, and more. 

Sponge brush, high quality mini crafting mat

An assortment of printable patterns, templates, stencils, planning supplies and images to use to plan and decorate your shrine in a pdf along with further details about supplies. (This will be available for you to download upon registration.)

A beautiful 18-page pdf booklet with information about each of the goddesses, which you will receive at the conclusion of the workshop.

KIT fee (value $54) is $46 with FREE SHIPPING IN THE US THROUGH SEPT. 1, 2022

After midnight on Sept 1, the website will be updated and US shipping of $9 will be added to the totals on the registration form.

If you live outside the US, a longer time is needed  for shipping and there will be a shipping surcharge, please contact me to work this out at merylannb@mac.com with subject heading: EQUINOX GODDESS SHRINE MAILING QUESTION. Register at the level you choose if you want to be sure to save your spot, additional postage will be adjusted later.

Note: The Kit fee of $46 is added to each sliding scale fee for the grand total.

Standard Level: $91 plus kit fee of $46 = $137

Abundance  Level: $117 plus kit fee of $46 = $163

Scholarship Level: $52 plus kit fee of $46 = $98

 

The demonstration portions of the Saturday event will be recorded, the link to the recording will only be available to participants who request it (for instance if you signed up and couldn’t make it, or want to review the demos.)  The imaginative and interactive portions are considered sacred creativity and are kept private from nonparticipants.

Craftivism is an enjoyable and rewarding form of activism: you will have fun crafting an object of beauty while the creative vibrations you raise ripple out to bring more feminine balance to the world. Groups of women engaged in joyful and loving creativity together are powerful agents of change!

(Above and below) Saraswati hanging shrine, she is the goddess of creativity and the arts.

(Above and below) Cosmic Kuan Yin standing shrine. Kuan Yin is the goddess of mercy and compassion.

The stunning goddess figurines we use in this workshop are made with love and care by Mission Studios, examples are shown above.

Goddesses included in the kits for the Equinox Goddess Shrines workshop: Sarasvati, Mary Magdalene, Kuan Yin, Tara, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Lakshmi, Parvati, Joan of Arc, Diana, Isis, Durga and Virgin Mary.

(Above) The unfinished wood shrine frame and the statue before decorating.

Registration Form