Author Archives: Jo Myers-Walker

Plein air in June

A group of us got together to sketch en plein air in Iowa City, following along a walking/biking path through the east side area. We could see from the path into the back yards as neighbors were gardening. I gave … Continue reading

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Window on the world

When I’m at home I do my morning meditation at the window. It is so peaceful and a great way to get in touch with nature from the 11th floor, where I see the snow, rain and birds, helicopters, planes, … Continue reading

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The “Coverdale Art Institute”

These photos are from our retreat at the Coverdales’ farm home earlier this month. The “Coverdale Art Institute” all started with Mike giving Judy a Christmas present of painting with me for a day. Their home was a retreat for … Continue reading

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Scenes around the city

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Our Lady of the Prairie

I traveled to Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat near Wheatland, Iowa to facilitate a workshop on Contemplative Prayer in Watercolor, as part of a Winter Sabbatical for Religious Sisters. It was a restful day of painting and writing in … Continue reading

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Retreat day out in the country (updated)

Update:  Due to positive response, we added another retreat day at the Coverdales’! Email me ( if you’d like to join us on Saturday, July 15. When I was in central Iowa recently, I was seeing my daughter’s family but also … Continue reading

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Eastside art

I continue to meet more of the arts community in Iowa City as it is thriving here. In December I was pleased with the turnout at the Eastside Artists Annual Show and Sale (shown above). Besides my shower curtains and … Continue reading

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My debut on the big screen

I have wanted to replace the overhead demonstration mirror I was using for class members to watch me paint. The class had helped me move it back and forth from my apartment to the Senior Center, and we were quite … Continue reading

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Liturgical dance

I participated in liturgical dance as part of this year’s Call to Action Conference, fun stuff. Albuquerque was amazing, it was a great time to be there. St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church has some videos of the dancing posted … Continue reading

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Completed quilts of encouragement

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