Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Mermaid News - July 2016

"What day is it?"
"It's today," squeaked Piglet.
"My favorite day," said Pooh.

Wishing you summer days sprinkled with joy!
I hope you'll join us for an open studio, class or upcoming event.  ~Wendy       
Studio Play
Every Monday (except July 4th!)
10am - 1pm  (**new times**)
~ Enjoy Community & Space for Creative Play ~
Bring a project you're working on or come for inspiration & ideas. See what others are working on and try new materials & techniques.  
$15 basic tools & materials available for use

Wendy Ward Studio & Creative Center
at the Red Corral  22594 Hwy 88 Ste 18, Pioneer
--> NO Open Studio July 4th <--
Register NOW for this Fun Summer Evening
Just a few spots left! 
Click to Register: Sip 'n Paint Mermaids ~ July 15
Images ~ Imagination ~ Intuition

Introduction to SoulCollage
Sat. JULY 9  10am-4pm 

Join certified facilitator, Wendy Ward, in this exploratory workshop where you'll learn the basics of SoulCollage and create several 5x8 cards. You will have several opportunities to practice "reading" some of the cards you make.

$65 fee includes a starter kit ($18 value)

REGISTER Below ~or~
mail a check to:
Wendy Ward, PO Box 536,
Pioneer, CA 95666
Click to Register: INTRO SoulCollage ~ Jul 9th
After you've taken the Intro to SoulCollage workshop...
1st saturday Card-Making
Sat.,  Aug 6th   9:00-12:30
(NO card-making Saturday in July!)
this is not a structured class, it's time & space for you to create cards. optional time at end of workshops to explore meanings of new cards.  $20 includes loads of images & supplies to make 3 cards
(additional supplies avail for purchase)

Private SoulCollage Readings
I offer privately facilitated SoulCollage readings. You must have at least 4 cards and have taken the Introduction to SoulCollage class. $45 for 1 hour. Call Wendy at 209-295-2224 to schedule.
$55 per session;   Pre-registration required
Wendy @ 209-295-2224 or Theresa @ 209-295-2003
Click to Register: 3rd Chakra ~ July 12
More Classes!
Check out Marleen Olive's very useful class!
* * * * 
Marleen will be offering another watercolor series. If you are on Facebook, be sure to "like" Wendy Ward's Studio & SUBSCRIBE to EVENTS for the most up-to-date happenings!
Welcome new Artist Instructor,  Lorra Lee Rose!
Feather Fantasies Artist, Lorra Lee Rose, will be teaching several classes at the Studio in the Fall and Early Winter. You will learn about feathers as you create a gorgeous project under the tutelage of an award-winning local Artist.
Lorra Lee's upcoming classes include an Enchanted Feather Crystal, Exotic Feather Gord, Mask (for adult & children), Feathered Christmas Ornament and Felting.
Stay tuned!
Save the Date(s) for...
~ Amador County Fair ~
July 28-31

Be sure to stop at the Art & Photography Exhibit!

(I'll be demonstrating how to draw faces July 29th from 10:30-1:00)
Amador County Artist Assoc (ACAA)'s annual

Sept 17-18

Several Artists will be featured this year at the Red Corral!
Have a great 4th o' July! 'til next time... cheers, Wendy
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Wendy Ward
Intentional Creativity Coach

Certified SoulCollage® Facilitator

22594 Hwy 88 Ste #18, Pioneer (Red Corral)

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Los Angeles Rock Americana comes to Downtown Sutter Creek - Sat July 9

Los Angeles Rock Americana comes to Downtown Sutter Creek
Music Scene Thrives in Amador County
Feist Wines welcomes the Los Angeles Rock-Americana band, The Americans, to their new tasting room at 15 Eureka Street in Sutter Creek on Saturday, July 9 at 7 p.m.

T. Bone Burnett terms the Americans, “genius twenty-first century musicians that are reinventing American heritage music…it sounds even better…”  and Greil Marcus says of the group, "From the first rolling guitar notes, carrying sadness and defiance like dust, this sweeps me up: I want to know everything about where that feeling came from, and where it's going."

With credits such as performing on the Late Show with David Letterman and playing the first dance at Reese Witherspoon’s wedding, the Americans are rising stars in original rock and roll with deep roots in traditional American music.

“These guys are awesome,” says Tony Feist, proprietor at Feist Wines, “They bring an energy and vitality at the forefront of the music scene today. It is amazing to host musicians of this caliber.” The Americans are first in a summer concert series at Feist Wines that features Sean Watkins, The Lowest Pair and Smooth Hound Smith who are currently on tour with the Dixie Chicks.

General admission tickets are $20 and are available at the Sutter Creek tasting room or at

Monday, June 6, 2016

Sutter Creek Provisions Presents: The Carolyn Sills Combo - Fri June 10

The Carolyn Sills Combo


Join us in welcoming The Carolyn Sills Combo to the Provisions stage Friday, June 10th 2016!

"With The Carolyn Sills Combo’s debut disc, fans of ‘proper country’ have some new heroes," says Country Music People Magazine. A roots music group with a vintage sound older than its years, The Carolyn Sills Combo is breathing fresh life and heartfelt twang into the timeless sounds of post-war American music.  Nominated for a 2016 Ameripolitan Award for Western Swing group, fans of classic country and western swing are falling in love with the band's original songs, written and produced by Sills and her longtime guitarist and husband, Gerard Egan.   The Carolyn Sills Combo received 4 nominations from the Academy of Western Artists in 2014 for western swing group, western swing album, western swing song (Bad for You) and western swing female singer, all for their 2013 debut album release.

The cowboy loving duo attracted top Monterey Bay area players for their combo, featuring Charlie Joe Wallace on steel guitar, Jim Norris on drums and Sunshine Jackson on harmony vocals and percussion. Sills and Egan are heavily influenced by spaghetti western films as well as their vinyl record collection, citing a wide range of influences from Bob Wills, Patsy Cline and Merle Travis and Les Paul & Mary Ford. Word of their authentic live show is spreading quickly throughout California, chock full of three part vocal harmonies, dueling guitar and steel instrumentals and tight arrangements of their own distinct brand of Americana.  "This is real, swinging, juke box music," says Sills.  "We're tipping our hats to the music that made us want to play, and hoping our original takes on these classic styles will keep the genres moving forward.'

The Carolyn Sills Combo’s debut is available through their website and iTunes, CD Baby and Amazon.
Their second release, Dime Stories Vol 2, will be out May 27th, 2016.
"Bad for You"
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