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The Beaded Lady Workshop

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The Beaded Lady

Spend a day painting your special Lady. Lady of Abundance. Lady of Love. Lady of Vision. Lady of Chocolate. Lady of Possibility.! Access your internal wealth of creativity and inspiration and divine connection with your inner lady who knows what there is to know. Then in the second day create a beaded gown, robe or prayer shawl to bless and dress your Lady.

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Want to join us for inspirational conversations and courses? Ready to make some changes in your life to include more creativity? Do you have a sense that there is more joy and peace available and just don’t know where to find it? At Cosmic Cowgirls we think that creativity, community and connection are essential tools for a happy life! ’re teaching revolutionary thinking,...


Elizabeth Gibbons Visionary Artist & Teacher

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Elizabeth Gibbons


Elizabeth Gibbons is a visionary artist, poet, teacher and world traveler. At various times in her life she has lived in Italy, Mexico, Brazil and England as well as traveling to Portugal, Scotland, France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Canada, Switzerland, Holland, Haiti, Morocco, the Seychelles, Peru and Greece. Elizabeth graduated cum laude, from Vassar College in 1979. At Vassar she majored in psychology as well as studying art history, philosophy and religion. She went on to earn a Master’s Degree in psychiatric social work. Her experience with the psychiatric model left her feeling disillusioned and discouraged with it’s potential to heal and in response to this she embarked upon her own journey of discovery that launched her career in art. She studied traditional faux finishing with English master, Leonard Pardon and after moving to San Francisco, she began her own business. As she worked in many of the beautiful homes of San Francisco, she also continued her art education, studying gilding, trompe l’oeil, color theory and apprenticing with world-renowned artist and set designer, Tony Duquette. In 2002 she met Shiloh Sophia McCloud at her gallery in Sonoma and this was the beginning of a great friendship and an ongoing collaboration between two revolutionary women, both dedicated to empowering women through creativity and to ending violence and abuse against women.

Elizabeth has been exhibiting her art since 2002 at Shiloh’s galleries and at Artpeople Gallery and Artworks SF in San Francisco. She has also participated in Open Studios for the last four years. Her art depicts a spiritual journey, the telling of a story that contacts us at the level of the soul. As we view layers and layers of prayer, hope, paradox and spirit woven between particles of paint, bead, glitter and rhinestone we are inspired to embark upon our own journey. In her own words she says, “ As an artist I am both creator and alchemist. I begin with the lead of my everyday existence and transform it into the gold of spiritual enlightenment through the process of creating my art. Art is how I make sense of it all, how I illumine my life. Like the Symbolists of the late 19th century, I mine mythology and dream imagery for a visual language of the soul. My focus is on the magical, the mystical and the mysterious.”

Elizabeth began teaching several years ago with the Cosmic Cowgirls University. As a teacher, she encourages us to explore materials that animate our sense of wonder, joy and play. By playing with the sparkle of jewels, beads & glitter the divine spark of imagination that lives within each of us is illuminated and we wake up to our own SOUL-SHINE, the essence of who we truly are. Elizabeth has woven together the many threads of experience, education, wisdom, intuition, humor, wit, enchantment, healing and original thinking and she serves up this spiritually delectable feast of treats for our senses as a “revolutionary language of transformation” that she calls Glitteracy. By empowering women to “glow from the inside out” through creative self-expression, she guides them on their own journey of self- discovery and healing.

Elizabeth has also created a spectacularly beautiful, jewel-encrusted world full of magical, mythical art at her home, The Palace of the Soul, in San Francisco. The Palace is one of the "satellite" sites of the Cosmic Cowgirls University and Elizabeth teaches both workshops and one-on-one Art Adventures at the “Divine School of Glitteracy.” When she is not cooking up sparkling, delectable Art Adventures for her CC tribe, Elizabeth can often be found in her studio, which she has fondly christened the “playground of the divine”. There she may be dancing with paint and might just be laughing with head thrown back in UTMOST ABANDON, as she burns her TO-DO lists.

Elizabeth, a.k.a the Bejewelled Baroness and Glitter W.A.S.P. is also an “Art Critic” who champions women artists by featuring them in her column, “What’s the Buzz from Glitter W.A.S.P.?” in the Cosmic Cowgirl magazine. She considers it her own personal mission to spread sparkle around the world by celebrating the delightful, shimmering beauty that women offer to the world through their gorgeous, artistic creations. It is her visionary dream to help women’s art to become more visible and celebrated in the museums of the world and she will one day curate a show dedicated to the Sacred Feminine.