Art is…Who: Doreen Gay-Kassel

There is a feeling of inclusiveness and kindness at the Art-is-You Retreats. It makes it easy for the introvert in me to accept their welcoming community. Being an artist from my earliest memory, my comfort zone is pretty solitary. Naturally content to work by myself...

Remembering to live fiercely…

Claudia reminded me today to live fiercely, vibrantly and without fear. Today the Captain took me, his son, and my son┬áto a point at the Big Wood River which was approximately an hour’s “float time” from their home. Into the tubes we fell, holding on...

Art is…WHO: Rachel Awes

bursting joy + love, rachel: i LOVE the name Art is You because all i do is purposed to lite-bright bridge me to YOU! i exist for our beautiful encounter. i love how art brings out our colors. the real + the true. we all have these dandelion bunches. the yellows say...

Art is…WHO: Kari McKnight Holbrook

I am so thrilled to be in the Art Is You line-up because I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to share art with other creatives! I find it so very healing, calming and energizing all at the same time. And the friendships and bonds that are created while creating can be just as...

Art is…WHO: John Creighton Petersen

Even as a child, I had an obsession with paper and everything that could be done with it- lettering, painting, collage and even bookmaking. Although my degree is in Photography, my passion for paper arts lead me into a variety of different fields along the way...