Saturday, May 16, 2015

I am deeply saddened by the passing of Jackie Brookner. Her work speaks for itself.
Jackie Brookner TED Talk
Jackie's website
Arts & Healing Network Award

I will miss her, and will continue to be inspired by her.

Monday, November 11, 2013

WEAD and Beauty of Water

I'm happy to have shared some documentary photos recently with WEAD, Women Environmental Artists Directory, showing past work with Beauty of Water in a painting camp in Kerala, India, for Issue 6 of WEAD's online magazine.

Speaking of water, is calling for action in support of the Philippines in relation to Typhoon Haiyan. I admire their work and encourage readers to check this out and take action.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Greetings! I have been on sabbatical for nearly a year while pursuing a second Master's Degree and teacher certification. Beauty of Water has been taking a break in parallel, and some changes are underfoot. For instance, we will be switching fiscal sponsors, and may restructure the working model of this small non-profit.

In any case, our mission remains to generate collaborative art experiences on the theme of appreciation for water in communities around the world. Thank you for visiting! I will re-emerge and post here soon.

Liza Behrendt


Thursday, September 22, 2011

An Evening With People for Puget Sound

This evening I had the pleasure of joining a gathering at the home of a People for Puget Sound Board Member. The new Executive Director, Tom Bancroft, had encouraging things to say about the good works of this ambitious group, an organization I admire a great deal. They intend to help restore the Edmonds Marsh, for instance, as well as the 30 or so other areas on the Puget Sound they care for, in concert with numerous other organizations working at grass roots, municipal, and State levels. Movements like this keep me positive and passionate. Thank you, People for Puget Sound. Thank you, Puget Sound itself.

Beauty of Water Website

Friday, August 05, 2011

New Items Published

Catch a Beauty of Water story in Issue 3 of the Women Environmental Artist Directory online magazine, edited by Susan Leibovitz Steinman. This story is a newly revised version of journal-type documentation I wrote during the 2008 Beauty of Water workshop in the Kerala Backwaters.

Also available: a recent audio interview on Robin Escher's Socially Conscious Investing show. The podcast is called "Beauty of Water Brings Connectivity Through Art" and in it Robin asks me about transformative learning, among other topics.

And check out the Arts & Healing Network home page banner... the image on the far right side of this banner might seem familiar!

May we all be well, whole, and connected with world soul.