tranquility du jour #223: creative expression

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Welcome to the 223rd edition of Tranquility du Jour. Today’s  show features upcOMing happenings  and Creative Expression with Claudine Hellmuth. 
Sorry, the first minute or so of our conversation has a bit of an echo!

Workshops + Retreats: Join moi  for a tranquilologie experience.

1:1 Mentoring 

* Tranquility Project 4-week E-course starts September 7 
* NEW Creative + Conscious Business E-course releases September 15
* Fall Tranquilologie Teleclass September 22
* 3-hr Women’s Urban Retreat in DC September 25 
* Yoga + Creativity at Yoga Tree in San Francisco October 9
* Tranquilista Lifestyle: Joie de Vivre E-course starts October 12
* Art + Yoga Cozy Cabin Retreat in WV October 14-15
* Art Journal Playshop in DC November 6
* Living Your Yoga + Trunk Show in Richmond November 12
* NEW E-book Tranquilologie: A DIY Daybook of Everyday Tranquility releases November 27 

* Costa Rica March 3-10
* Yoga + Art Retreat in Paris + Provence May 24 – June 2 SOLD OUT; second one added June 7-16
* Yoga Retreat in India November 2012

Featured Tranquilista:
Claudine Hellmuth is a nationally recognized collage artist, author and illustrator. She combines photos, paint, paper and pen into quirky, whimsical-retro collages.

Her artworks have been featured on The Martha Stewart Show, in Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion magazine, The New York Times, on HGTV’s “I Want That!” and on the DIY Network’s program, “Craft Lab.”

In addition to creating her artwork full-time, Claudine has developed a product line with Ranger Inc. under the brand name of “Claudine Hellmuth Studio”, she licenses her illustrations to the gift and craft
markets. Claudine also teaches collage workshops in the US & Canada, and she has written 3 books and 3 DVDs about her techniques.

Originally from Orlando FL, Claudine now lives in Washington DC with her husband Paul and their very spoiled pets: Mabel cat and their dog Maggie.

Savvy Sources:
Claudine’s Blog

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Play with creative expression this week.

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Au Revoir: To close out the show, we’re playing I Dreamt of a Song by Babi Mendes. You can learn more about her music at

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