Michele Cassou Newsletter
Dear Friends and Painters,
I am sorry it has been a long time since my last newsletter but a lot has happened to me since then.
Over a year ago during a workshop in San Rafael I urged people to go for a walk after a good day of painting. During that walk I took a very bad fall going downhill.
While lying on the ground, waiting for the paramedics, I had that funny realization come to me that I just had "a rendez-vous with destiny." That little sentence made everything peaceful in some way. The unknown had touched me and I was starting a new totally unexpected adventure, I will face many challenges but with them comes inner learning and precious insight. I had broken both wrists badly and damaged other parts of my body . Now over a year and two surgeries later I can see clearly the teaching of such an event and how important it was that I felt so helpless. The experience of not being able to do anything was particularly striking to my consciousness. I became completely dependent on others.
The healing has been slow, after the surgeries. It is still difficult to paint or write but I seem to be getting better everyday and I feel like a new person. Not being able to use my hands was very interesting after a life of continuous painting and writing. I knew the universe to be intelligent and benevolent and that I had to find the lesson that it was trying to teach me. The acceptance and the surrender have many depths and must be discovered. I realized that sometimes we need to go into it regardless of the pain.
I was happy to find I could still teach. I have been concentrating on training since. Now I am discovering new aspects of creativity and its beauty amazes me.
I managed to make a little book with the graphics I developed during these last months of teaching and I feel good about it.
The message of the purity of the process is most important to me and it needs to be conveyed. My work with the CICF board continues and we are now ready for the transition from my website to the CICF website.
Please see official transition letter below.
Announcing: The Cassou Institute for Creative Freedom
January 8, 2018
Dear Friends and Painters,
I am writing this letter with heartfelt feeling to let you know that I am merging
my website and business with The Cassou Institute for Creative Freedom. CICF
is a wonderful new non-profit entity that will establish into the future a center of
information including books, video, audio and other archives. The Institute will
continue to promote classes and workshops teaching our unique revolutionary
approach to intuitive creativity. It will ensure the preservation of the purity of
the work that I have developed and will continue to develop during my
The Cassou Institute for Creative Freedom will aspire to make the process
known and available to anyone regardless of means. Our organization was
created by a dedicated and generous group of volunteers who, for years, have
experienced the true power of intuitive creativity. I am thrilled to see this new
organization merge and expand through common goal, function and spirit.
Beginning in 2018 going forward, Michele Cassou’s painting workshops will be
listed on the Cassou Institute for Creative Freedom (CICF) website. This
includes the upcoming Taos workshops May 12-20 and September 15 – 23 and
the Esalen workshop July 8-13.
For more information: www.cassou-institute.com
Looking forward to seeing and working with you in the coming year.
Love and Blessings,
Our Online Store
Michele's New Book: A Graphic Approach to Creativity
DOWNLOADABLE VIDEOS TOO!
We now sell many videos as instant downloads through vimeo!
Click the images below to preview the vimeo versions.
Vimeo purchases require account creation during purchase.
|Forgotten Secrets of the Creative Process
Entire collection ($55)
Talk 6 separately ($15)
Featured NEW downloadable (not available on DVD)
Title: Forgotten Secrets of the Creative Process, $55
A series of 7 talks and questions recorded May 2016.
Each of Michele’s workshops is unique, and her talks, with her always renewed inspiration and deep knowledge of the creative process offers endless innovative ways to approach and understand this amazing process. She is a master at helping painters dissolve creative blocks, find meaning in the work,and deals with interpretation. She guides them with humor and wisdom to realize their creative potential, allowing creativity to flow naturally and spontaneously and fullfill its promises.
All are invited to embark on a liberating creative journey that enhance their lives.
Talk #6: Interpretation and Meaning in intuitive Creative Work, $15
A rare and powerful graphic presentation on the interpretation and meaning of intuitive creative work. A new way to look at interpretation that can free the painter to explore wothout limits. A revelation on the power and role of creativity in life. A rare tool for painters. Strongly recommended.
|Morning Talks on Creativity
||Birth of a Process
Entire collection ($50)
Individual talks ($5-10 each)
Full Video ($20)
Full Video ($20)
Full Video ($20)
NOTE: Morning Talks on Creativity
can now be purchased at vimeo as a set or as individual talks.
Morning Talk Day #5 is especially recommended: "Graphing the intuitive process" (50 minutes)
This inspirational talk is the highlight of the 9-day workshop, and illustrates (with
live graphics) the intuitive process: its roots, its growth and its flowering.
And visit our online catalog for additional inspiration!
Awakening of the Mystic
and many more DVD's!
Creativity Without Limits
and many more CD's!
Teachers That Dare
and many more books!
2018 Teacher Training...
In 2018 Michele intends to concentrate on teacher trainings
(dates to be finalized soon)
For more information:
check regularly for updates
Wishing you a creative new year in 2018!
With love and many blessings,
Michele and the joyful Point Zero Community.