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“Balance” getting ready to go to Canton, Ohio Museum of Art

The Curator of the Canton Museum Exhibit “Sacred Voices” asked me to send an estimate of shipping and insurance costs to Ohio. Since the painting was sold a few months ago to a collector, I did not have it to weigh but I did have a selection of 9  12″ x 12″ empty canvases, the same format as the painting.  I found the proper box, put the canvases in, drove to FED EX and they weighed and gave me an estimate.  What fun to tell the helper at FED EX, when she asked, that I am sending a painting to a museum.

The next step will be to pick up the art from the collector, who is happy to loan it for the exhibit.

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Alla Renée Bozarth

Alla with Wings


I am very fortunate to be part of a growing circle of Soul Artists.

This circle would not be possible without the Mother of My Heart, my mentor, the Rev. Alla Renée Bozarth PhD, Episcopal Priest, Poet, Soul Midwife. Driving home after my first visit with Alla at Wisdom House in Sandy, Oregon, my face was bathed in warm tears and the words came, “I have come home.”

The Rev. Alla Bozarth was among the first eleven women ordained as Episcopal priests in 1974 in Philadelphia. She has a doctor of philosophy degree in performing arts from Northwestern University and a certificate in Gestalt psychotherapy from the Gestalt Training Center of San Diego. She has nearly forty years of professional experience as a soul caregiver– soul-mending as a psychotherapist and soul-tending as a spiritual director. She has served as pastoral counselor, consultant and mentor for individuals and groups.
Dr. Bozarth is author of numerous books, including Life is Goodbye/Life is Hello: Grieving Well through All Kinds of Loss, A Journey through Grief {Hazelden); The Book of Bliss, Accidental Wisdom, This is My Body~ Praying for Earth, Prayers from the Heart, Moving to the Edge of the World, This Mortal Marriage~ Poems of Love, Lament and Praise {iUniverse); Soulfire~Love Poems in Black and Gold (Yes International); Womanpriest: A Personal Odyssey (Paulist Press 1978, revised edition Luramedia 1988, distributed by the author); Stars in Your Bones: Emerging Signposts on Our Spiritual Journeys: poems by Alla Bozarth, color paintings by Julia Barkley and commentary by Terri Hawthorne; and her scholarly book, The Word’s Body (University of Alabama Press 1979, University Press of America, Rowman and Littlefield 1997).

Now retired from public ministry and travel for reasons of health, Dr. Bozarth’s home and sanctuary incorporate Wisdom House in Sandy, Oregon, where she devotes herself to writing as a way of harvesting the fruit of a life richly fertile from experience and formal learning, plumbing the depths of the human condition, exploring the breadth of Creation from Earth’s smallest creatures to the vast regions of the stars. Her poems have been put to music, painted, danced and performed by other artists and are loved and used throughout the world.

Please visit her Web blogs to see hundreds of soul-healing poems, prayers and beautiful images from Nature. Her main blog~ Welcoming Light in the Wilderness (see her related book, At the Foot of the Mountain~ Nature and the Art of Soul Healing):

The link to her Blog Profile is