Laura Smith-Riva left a comment on Art and Psyche
"Wow...beautiful Susy! I love the painting."
May 30, 2017
Laura Smith-Riva replied to Susy Sanders's discussion Art and psyche in Art and Psyche
"Cool idea...would love to see one of the paintings!"
May 30, 2017
Laura Smith-Riva replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion U.S. Election: Holding the Tension of Loss and Despair
"I had a dream a while ago:

I see a girl come out of the darkness. She holds a flame in her outstretched hand.
This is the hope. I see her, small and ethereal, showing me in a delicate outstretched hand. It is a tiny, yellow flame, beautiful and…"
Nov 10, 2016
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Dec 3, 2016 at 1:00am to Dec 4, 2016 at 10:00am

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Oct 15, 2016
Laura Smith-Riva published events
Oct 14, 2016
Laura Smith-Riva replied to Laura Smith-Riva's discussion Poem for class 4 in GROUP FORUM: A Red Book of One's Own
"Thanks Bonnie!"
Jul 1, 2016
Bonnie Bright replied to Laura Smith-Riva's discussion Poem for class 4 in GROUP FORUM: A Red Book of One's Own
"Laura: Just a note to say how wild and beautiful I found this work. I have had the opportunity to keep up with the group by watching the video each week before I post it, and I am so grateful for your willingness to constantly show up for yourself…"
Jun 30, 2016
Laura Smith-Riva replied to Laura Smith-Riva's discussion A Wild Synchronicity in GROUP FORUM: A Red Book of One's Own
"I love, love that piece...thanks for sharing...I mentioned to someone above that I started a dream-inspired art sharing page on FB a while ago...if you are interested: Dream as Muse"
Jun 26, 2016
Laura Smith-Riva replied to Laura Smith-Riva's discussion A Wild Synchronicity in GROUP FORUM: A Red Book of One's Own
"Thanks Barb...I would love to see them sometime!! If you do Facebook, you can share them on my dream-inspired art sharing page called Dream as Muse."
Jun 26, 2016
Laura Smith-Riva replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Jane's Pictures from 6/22 in GROUP FORUM: A Red Book of One's Own
"LOvE these! Thanks for sharing."
Jun 26, 2016
Laura Smith-Riva replied to Annie Danberg's discussion Soul Art / Dream Art Gallery in GROUP FORUM: A Red Book of One's Own
"Cool...love those pieces..."
Jun 23, 2016
Annie Danberg replied to Laura Smith-Riva's discussion A Wild Synchronicity in GROUP FORUM: A Red Book of One's Own
"hi Laura,
Thank you for this link. I'm moved by your images and accompanying dream / dream work. This gives me some insight into working with Jaguar, who showed up in a recent dream. I've posted my art-work-in-process in a new thread -- art work /…"
Jun 22, 2016
Annie Danberg replied to Laura Smith-Riva's discussion Hillman on the Daimon in GROUP FORUM: A Red Book of One's Own
"Hi Marial, thank you so much for posting this! I found it very useful and enlightening. best wishes, Annie"
Jun 16, 2016
Laura Smith-Riva replied to Cedar Moss's discussion Dialogue with my Soul in GROUP FORUM: A Red Book of One's Own
"The longing for the truth of who we really are...to find desire without attachment...to feel it in the body as eros is something I am taking from the class tonight...thanks for sharing your dialogue from the previous class!"
Jun 15, 2016
Nina S. Ross replied to Laura Smith-Riva's discussion A Wild Synchronicity in GROUP FORUM: A Red Book of One's Own
"Laura, what beautiful art work! I'm glad that you don't have art training! The images are beautiful as they are, Nina"
Jun 15, 2016
Wendy Mead Hammond replied to Laura Smith-Riva's discussion A Wild Synchronicity in GROUP FORUM: A Red Book of One's Own
"That's amazing it's just shown up.  Beautiful paintings."
Jun 13, 2016
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  • Thank you for the friendship request, Laura. I ought to have done this long ago. I am not on the site often however.

    I love your work and the depth you bring and am so glad to be in contact with you. I will see you this week on the Webinar.

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