The Art of Healing
Your Heart  
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The Art of Healing Your Heart
A workshop to help with Pet Loss

Led by Paula Jo Miller &
Mary Jen Meerdink, PhD.

A collaboration with the
Pagosa Springs Humane Society


Sunday, February 10, 2-4pm
PS Arts Council Building

Registration required.
April 14 & 15
Dallas, TX
April 28
Pagosa Springs, CO
"Bill and I count our many blessings all the time. One of the best things about our move to the mountains is that we have many artist friends and are so happy to have their art in our home. Here is an abstract by Paula Jo Miller. Such talent and reminds me of home."
-Rhonda W., Pagosa Springs, CO
Click Pagosa Daily Post for an article ​​  about my abstract class at The Great Sand Dunes National Park.​​

"Home" A commission painted by Paula Jo Miller. 10.2018
​48" x 24". Mixed media on canvas.

About this painting:

My partner in this project is a strong, intelligent, creative woman - someone who doesn’t fit the “victim” stereotype. She’s living proof that there is no stereotype. After repeated cycles of abuse, she had the courage to break free from her situation.

Hearing her story inspired me to paint “Find Your Own Path”, because that’s exactly what she did. And now she’s generously sharing her story to help others behind her. I’m honored to be a part of this project and work with this courageous woman.

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Find Your Own Path"  Painted by Paula Jo Miller for Art Above Violence, an art event benfitting Rise Above Violence in Pagosa Springs, CO. 09.2018
​48" x 24". Mixed media on canvas.

"This weekend my wife and I are going to mount our new painting in the niche over our fireplace. I think it’s perfect and beautiful.Thank you for the nice note explaining the details of your work.You have a wonderful talent." 
                        - Dan S., Cincinnati, OH

"Moon Over Pagosa" A commission painted by Paula Jo Miller. 08.2018.
Mixed media on canvas. 24" x 30".

"The participants in Paula Jo Miller's workshop at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve said it was the best they'd ever attended!  She led 10 people of multiple ages, in a wide variety of techniques and materials, and encouraged each person to reach their potential in creativity and vision.  Paula was very organized, friendly, and flexible, and left the workshop room clean and tidy, despite the use of large amounts of paint and materials."

- Park Ranger Patrick M., Sand Dunes National Park, CO

I have taken many art classes, but this one, by far,is where I learned the most"

- Cathy M., Crested Butte, CO

"Everyone's art looks so good that it looks like it was made on a computer!"

 - Connor M. (10), Crested Butte, CO
'"Paula's teaching style is kind and uplifting. She helps you work through blocks without any judgement."
                                                   -Jane T., Mt. Pleasant, SC

"I didn't think I could do it, then I did it. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
​                                                  - Linda D., P agosa Springs, CO