Hummingbird Studio Summer/Fall Calendar

Current Offerings

Hello Dear Fun Filled Creatives,

‘Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders." Henry David Thoreau

These are the seeds/the offerings from Hummingbird Studio for the rest of this time called 2017. I am loving this process of guiding and co-creating together. Please consider joining me. The opportunity for community, creating and communicating with our own muses is what I am passionate about.

June 16-18 A Muse Encounter  This Muse is a celebration....I see Her peaking out from the veil ... adorned with flowers and sunlight. What happens when you step into unknown territory and begin to bring your dreams into form? You have a desire, what stops you ...what clouds the path to creating what you want? The Muse downloads the future. By simply listening and being present, we go step by step into encountering Her. You will learn so much in this basic Colour of Woman weekend including to differentiate between the voice of your muse and that of your constant critic which says ‘you can’t’.

July 23-24 The Way of the Horse  This is a co -created 2 day ‘Embrace of Horse Medicine’ with Anni Muhlegg and I. Saturday we will paint a Spirit Horse and then Sunday we go to Anni's ranch in Pass Creek to explore the Horse Medicine with her beautiful horses and her knowledge of their compassionate power. More to come on this wonderful project.

September 15-17 The Gypsies’ Heart  Uncover the gold in your own gypsy heart. What is it about Gypsies that grab our attention? Perhaps it is Her wild abandon or Her mysterious freedom from the cultural expectations. The gypsy’s instinctual nature calls our instincts to live a life fully present, aware and vulnerable. I am curious as I begin to ponder this!

October 20-22 Landscape of Your Heart  We will use our 13 step process and paint our favourite landscape. As we connect more deeply with this natural place, we become more aware of how it holds us and what it communicates to us; after all we are part of the earth. I used the 13 steps with the intention to process when my brother-in -law was dying and it was very profound. I imagine as this painting unfolds, adding a face somewhere in the landscape to reflect what we see or feel. Does that excite you somehow?

November 10-12 Medicine Deer Woman  Our medicine deer woman unwinds the knots of conditioning with grace through inquiry. She sits with the shadows from the patriarchy which colours our perception and is so willing to share her wisdom and humour of what a balance between the two, masculine and feminine would look like within us. I see her with antlers and the soft flow of the heart as she affirms wholeness and maturity.

The creative weekend schedule is
Friday evening 6-9pm Saturday 9:30 am to 4 or 5pm. Sunday 9:30 to 4 or 5pm.

I am available for mentoring small groups and individuals on Tuesday's.
Wednesdays I have an open studio where you are welcome to come and paint :
  Mandala’s with meaning
  New paintings using the Colour of Woman Process.

Cost 25$ plus cost of canvas: per painting if you use my materials.

Winter months: chasing the sun and warmth. See you next spring again!

NO Painting Experience Necessary   The ‘Colour of Woman’ method is a guided journey which includes a natural flow of steps that lead to an amazing painting of an archetypal aspect of yourself. The process is insightful, mindful and joyful for anyone who is willing to say YES.

Reciprocity for Hummingbird Studio offerings
Each weekend is $150 with all materials provided. After 3 courses you get the fourth for $50. I am open to trades and scholarships. Please inquire at 250-825-4441. We hold the courses at my home on the lake on the North Shore at 3 and 1/2 mile. Our small group gathering shares potluck lunches.



My experience with Marsha Roo has been truly amazing. Roo is such a kind and generous teacher.  I feel as though she helps me move beyond doubt and fear to allow the juicy creative process to unfold.  I'm astounded at what emerges with each painting session.  -  Anni Muhlegg, Pass Creek, BC

It has been a remarkable blessing, and true honour, to have Marsha Donner as a painting mentor. The depth of her experience with intentional creativity and the medium of paint and canvas are a rare gift. I feel so fortunate to be able to paint and learn from someone who is so experienced, inspiring, and kind. I wholeheartly recommend anyone who is called to healing and transforming through creative expression to work with Marsha. I hope that the two years I have spent learning from her are the beginning of a much greater and longer learning. I feel like I have barley scratched the surface of her wisdom and the beauty I can paint into being in her presence!  -  Robin Flynn, Nelson, BC

I am astounded by how meaningful as well as fun I found this intentional creativity with Marsha Donner to be. She has the artist’s skill as well as the artist’s patient and loving heart to guide everyone, step by amazing step, into the creation of beauty that flows out and celebrates each individual expression. I have my three paintings on my wall and I ponder them everyday for the beautiful urgings and messages they convey to me about my own mystery. What a wonderful surprise to participate and receive so much back. I love Marsha’s work!  -  Carol Stewart, Nelson, BC