Advent Dark Journal

Nov. 29, 2020 - Jan. 6, 2021
Online and in your home

Join me for 6 weeks of soft, luminous writing, ritual, and art making that draws you up close to the darkening season.

Let your eyes adjust to the twilight, and be accompanied through the holiday season.

Enwrap yourself in daily practice as winter sets in. Ease your nervous system with gentle companionship via one weekly email full of suggestions for creative acts that will still the chaos in your head. Illumine your way, illumine our way, help illumine the collective by taking your head and body out of the fracas and into an intimate embrace of the darkening season.

Bind yourself to beauty through thread, word, and ritual.

“As Suzi says, 'This is where you discover velvet lush dark that veils what remains hidden in daylight.'" Receiving the Advent Dark Journal emails feels like landing in internal velvet–a place of depth, nourishment and creativity when the world asks us to give so much outward attention to others. - Alison Johnson

Let Moonlight accompany you to the Winter Solstice and into the coming New Year laced with blessings, hand-made ceremony and fresh inspiration.  The cost is the same as 2019, $299, which includes postage anywhere in the world.

In Advent Dark Journal you are instructed in Suzi’s signature style with written and video prompts and receive hard copy, real time mail that will be the best package you receive this season!

Advent Dark Journal is not a religious program, but it is every bit sacred.

Advent Dark Journal happens with minimal Zoom meetings:

The first, our Opening Gathering on Sunday afternoon, November29 at 3:30 PM and the last, our Closing Ceremony on Twelfth Night, January 5,2021 at 6 PM.

Advent Dark Journal comes to you via email over 6 weeks beginning Sunday, November 29th and ends on 12th Night, January 5, 2021.

Delivered in the Advent Dark Journal Gazette, you receive a centering meditation, writing and art prompts, guidance for time outdoors, and recipes and other delicious instigations.

In your care package, delivered to your postal address, you receive artist grade paper to make a handbound book, materials to sew a velvet pouch and beads to embellish it, a tea bag of garden fresh herbs from Suzi's garden, a collage kit for working into your book and many other treasures.

Advent Dark Journal was a valuable companion to me. It inspired me to set up my art space in my new home and gave me a framework to process and turn what's going on inside of me into beautiful, meaningful work of art. I loved every bit of it. - Carol LeBlanc

I write to say thank you for the ADVENT DARK JOURNAL. I meditate, I write, I sing, I draw, I color, I sew, I do yoga, I am outside, I walk, I make mandalas. This evening I lay in the grass gazing at the moon.  - Marit Klovning

Give yourself the gift of Advent Dark Journal.

It will help you metabolize the holiday season at the pace of candlelight and slow stitching.

As we bring this difficult year to a close, allow yourself a listening presence to feed your wild soul.

 

Love handmade, moonlit, holy.

Advent Dark Journal 2020.

More info: 

$299. includes everything, postage and materials, Zoom gatherings and weekly emails.

You don't have to be an artist. This workshop will coax your artistic self out from the shadows.

Experienced artists find comfort and provocation in Suzi's prompts, often creating new work that surprises them.

You need to collect a few simple art supplies. Watercolor paints, black gesso, a few small brushes, and a spool of dark colored thread.

This workshop follows the weeks of Advent to the 12th Holy Night. It also follows the Moon and Solstice. And it is not steeped or connected to any religious practice. It is a way to navigate the holiday season and find your own sense of the sacred.

The two Zoom gatherings are optional. They have been very special in the past. They will be recorded and sent to participants to download for their own purposes.