Author Archives: Jo Myers-Walker

Openings for May retreat

There are two openings remaining for the May 6 watercolor workshop/retreat at the Coverdales’. Send me an email (jomyerswalker@gmail.com) if you’d like to join us! Previously: Retreat day out in the country The “Coverdale Art Institute”

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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’ve added another retreat day at the Coverdales’! Two separate Saturday retreats are coming up:  May 6 and July 15, 2017. Email me (jomyerswalker@gmail.com) if you’d like to join us! When I was in central Iowa recently, … 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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Quilt squares with a message

Groups like Achieving Maximum Potential (AMP) and the Franciscans have been working to spread awareness of the problem of human trafficking. Starting with a retreat in Dubuque, I’ve been helping others paint quilt squares with empowering phrases to be sewn … Continue reading

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