The wheel of the year offers us a way to organize and focus on how we work with rhythms, the sacred feminine of the spiral and tides and lunar orbital energies. I am including here a meditation the Spirits gave me for my last class Breathing Out 2017. They asked I share it here, and it isn’t the smoothest guided visualization I have offered but it does offer some experience which you can access your inner wisdom for 2018 and key focus points, journaling out what you experience.

Guided Visualization for Welcoming in 2018

by Jen Thompson

2018 is the Year of Self-Love for all of Jillyhop’s classes and products. I will be offering a number of Intentional Creativity paintings and Red Thread Ceremonies, as well as more straightforward art classes using Alcohol Inks, watercolors, and acrylic multi-media. All of them wil be in this container of Self-Love. I invite you to join me on this journey intentionally learning how to improve self-care and genuine love for oneself. Our culture teaches us, particularly women, to put ourselves last and that we do not matter. Self-centered is exactly where we need to be — centered in ourselves — to make the best choices for ourselves and for others. The world needs us more than ever to step up and step out, but we can only do this if we have a clear connection to ourselves and give ourselves the space to connect within and allow love to flow through us and to us.

Stay Tuned… Classes 2018

Altar Making

Altar-making January 2018 – As women have known throughout the ages, altars help us create intentional space for transformation and guidance within. The 3D world of earth and matter is what makes up the altar space — filling up the sense of fabric, symbols, icons and deities, pictures, and the elements engaging the senses. The first Red Thread of the year will be a class on altar-making, a visual meditation, art journaling, and we will make votive candle holders with colored tissue paper and words to initiate our altars for 2018. January X, 2018 suggested donation $10-20, sliding scale, all supplies provided including tea and snacks. This meeting wlil set the seeds of intention and begin the inquiry of what the fruits of 2018 will be.


February: Soul Affirmation Deck & Vision-board & Alcohol Ink Tiles
March: Diva X, 13-Step Painting