Evelyn Ward de Roo, BA (Humanities)
𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬.
What gives me joy is living authentically and creatively connecting with people by offering them space to explore their own growth. I want to accompany people as they discover their authentic voices, cultivate their own sacred creativity and innate truth so that they can live wholeheartedly. I facilitate circles, fibre art and creativity workshops to support those seeking personal understanding, insight, creative sparking and a connection to Source. I have trained as a Holding Space Practitioner and The Circle Way.
I am a “big-sky” prairie girl originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I blog about my art process, spirituality, creativity, contemplative music, expressive arts and my other passion, thrift shopping.
Stuff I’ve done: facilitated drum circles, worked at an inner city mission, been a merchandizing display artist, sold sweaters for a Bolivian women’s knitting co-op, volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, built stone labyrinths, sung, acted and built props for both amateur and professional theatre, worked as an interior redesigner/ organizer, and been a church musician. For nearly thirty years I helped my husband build his software firm which emerged from our own picture framing studio.
Music has always touched the very core of my being. Singing has been my connection to the Divine Presence throughout my life, a way of joining matter and spirit. I am passionate about empowerment via vocal exploration, music and sound vibration. When people hear me sing they tell me that they feel connected to their inner healer. The music I create makes them feel nurtured and empowered. Listen here.
I see myself standing beside my mother at her sewing machine, being enthralled with the process. The long history of women’s work goes before me. I enjoy the repetitive, meditative nature of hand stitchery. With my creations I want to invoke wonder and celebrate ritual, journey and beauty. My hope is that by creating beauty my art will transport the viewer into gratitude and appreciation of life as sacred. My knitted chair pads, stitched landscapes and mixed media fibre art upcycled from found objects are available for purchase at WaveSong on Etsy. Tour my studio here.