Meet Susan Bradford

Wellspring Holistic Center will hold an Open House and Art Sale  at our East Stroudsburg location, on December 1st from 4pm-8pm and December 2nd from 10am -3pm.

Our healing center will be filled with beautiful hand made crafts. Peruse our treatment rooms while sipping tea and savoring homemade, gluten free, sugar free treats. It promises to be your most relaxed shopping of this holiday season.

Today meet artist, Susan Bradford

1. Please give us three words to describe your creations?

Intricate.  Colorful.  Inspirational.  Soothing.  Oops, that’s four words.

2.. what can we look forward to you creating for this sale?

Three new basket series.  Seagrass baskets with beads.  Modeled on the Native American philosophy that “every bead is a prayer.”  Coiled baskets that are seagrass over wire.  I’ve been working on these for years, but wasn’t ready to show them.  Wire baskets.  Same thing.  These span several years of work, but I needed enough of them to make it look cohesive.

3. what about this particular art/craft makes you feel passionate and excited? 

 Even though I haven’t done a new mandala in over a year, I still connect with their messages, and feel connected when I look at them.  Hopefully others feel the same.  And I just love making baskets.  I can get lost for hours when I’m weaving.  I feel that it is so healing for me to do them and that lends them power and presence.  To me, they are little totems.

 4. when you are not making art, where are you most likely to be?

Spending time outside when the weather allows.  Working on the house.

5. do you have one quote or saying that you are living by these days? 

I just read this quote in Art in America the other day.  Though I can’t say that I’m living by it, it struck me as inspirational and timely.  It is by an African American artist name of Leslie Hewitt.  She says, “Like many artists, I’m always working to find and continually refine a form of address, one that will aid in developing an idea from an immaterial status in my mind to a material existence as art.  The process often starts out incongruent and irrational, and then goes through stages of logic.  This imposed logic comes from my desire for structures that can help make sense of the chaotic nature of living.”

4 week Mindfulness/Meditation Course

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4 Week Mindfulness/Meditation Course

“Before enlightenment chop wood. After enlightenment, chop wood.”
Join Anita Bondi, co-director of WHC for this engaging, hands on workshop series. Learn the many ways to bring peace and calm to your days. 

 

 

It’s all about the breath…

Oct. 26th 7pm-9pm

Breathing is the jumping off place for mindfulness practices and meditation. It is the best thing to use for health and well being. It is free and available 24 hours a day!
We will learn to breathe deeply and fully.

It is one of the simplest things in this world, and yet it can take a lifetime to master.

Practicing as a group will be an added bonus! We will work with meditation, mudras, and movement.

 

Write your way out of your way. Write your mind free. Write to make it alright.

Nov. 2nd 7pm-9pm

Don’t fret if you don’t consider yourself a wordsmith, fear that you have nothing to say, or don’t even own a pen anymore!

These exercises will delight and amaze you. Your writing will calm and inspire you.

Your mind will relax and quiet down. Your body will release and let go.

Bring a journal or pad of paper. Pens will be provided!

 

Color outside the lines

Nov. 9th 7pm-9pm

Come play with markers, crayons, colored pencils, chalk, and more. Scribble, Doodle, Color, and Quiet the mind.

After exploring several options, we will work with mindfulness and the creation of a rock mandala that each person will complete and take home. All materials provided (unless you have a favorite tool you want to bring for yourself).

 

Life as Meditation

Nov. 16th 7pm-9pm

Be ready for whatever the day brings. Bring your toolbox loaded with mindfulness practices to your day. Be present to your life. Learn how to cope with feelings, thoughts, and the little stories you tell yourself.

Armed and ready we will march into the holidays – or maybe skip into the holidays with renewed energy, focus, and presence.

 

Cost -4 sessions – $95-  Space is limited. Register now!

Location Wellspring Holistic Center ,243 East Brown St.  East Stroudsburg