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My Book is reaching a lot of People

My new book, "The Artists Journey: The Perfumed Pilgrim tackles the Camino de Santiago" was released in June 2010.The book chronicles my 550 mile trek across Spain on the medieval Pilgrimage route known as "The Way of St. James", or "The Camino de Santiago". We drew the changing multitude of landscapes each day as we followed in the footsteps of those pilgrims who have gone before us, and these 57 drawings are featured in the book. It was an immersion in not only the art, culture, landscape and history of Spain, but a step back in time to a simpler way of life traveled at a slower pace. Please join my friend and fellow artist, Tannis Moore, and I on this challenging and rewarding Artist's Journey as we ate and drank, laughed and cried, drew and trekked across an entire country!

Class at East West Bookshop September 28, 2013

Hiking the Camino de Santiago: An Artists Journey 6:30-8:30 pm , Register Now at http://www.eastwestbookshop.com Local author MARCIA SHAVER offers an evening of story, inspired photography and artwork all based on her combined 1400+ miles on northern Spain’s Camino de Santiago. Walking the Camino is an undertaking that will challenge you mentally, spiritually, and physically. Tonight Marcia, author of The Artist's Journey--The Perfumed Pilgrim Tackles the Camino de Santiago is joined by personal trainer SHERI GOODWIN. Together they will share useful information on how to train, what to pack, when to go, routes and places to stay along the way. Let Marcia’s journeys inspire you to grab your pack and head out on the road to Santiago!Learn everything you need to know to walk the Camino in this fun class.

Art Exhibition Carillon Point Sept. 6- Nov.21, 2013

An exhibition of transparent watercolors by Marcia Shaver, depicting Pacific Northwest marine imagery, will be showing in 5 locations throughout Carillon Point, 4100 Carillon Point, Kirkland, WA. Please visit the following locations to view the artwork: Office Building 5000 Office Building 4000 Office Building 3000 Office Building 2000 Post Office Office buildings 3000-5000 are open from 6 am to 6 pm weekdays. The art is in the elevator lobbies. Office building 2000 is open 7 days a week, including evenings. The art is in the breezeway. The Post Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, and on Saturday 10 am to noon.

Art Exhibition on Bainbridge Island, Nov.1-Dec.2, 2013

The Bainbridge Island Library in Winslow will host an exhibition of my original paintings during the month of November, 2013. Featured will be my watercourse series, images of the Northwest in oil on panel.

Class at Rick Steves Travel Center Dec. 7, 2013

The Rick Steves Travel Center, 130 4th Avenue North, Edmonds, WA 98020-2009, will host this 2 hour event. Store hours are Mon-Sat: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit the center online at wwww.ricksteves.com Local author MARCIA SHAVER offers an afternoon of story, inspired photography and artwork all based on her combined 1400+ miles on northern Spain’s Camino de Santiago. Walking the Camino is an undertaking that will challenge you mentally, spiritually, and physically. Tonight Marcia, author of The Artist's Journey--The Perfumed Pilgrim Tackles the Camino de Santiago is joined by personal trainer SHERI GOODWIN. Together they will share useful information on how to train, what to pack, when to go, routes and places to stay along the way. Let Marcia’s journeys inspire you to grab your pack and head out on the road to Santiago!Learn everything you need to know to walk the Camino in this fun class.

AAUW presentation Feb. 15, 2014 in Port Townsend, WA.

I will be speaking to the Port Townsend chapter of the American Association of University Women on February 15. We will talk about stepping out of your comfort zones, reaching your goals, and changing your mindset within the context of walking the Camino de Santiago.

Class at The Savvy Traveler, Edmonds, March 1, 2014

The Savvy Traveler, 112 5th Ave. S., Edmonds, WA 98020-2009, will host this 2 hour event, from 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Store hours are Mon-Fri 10am - 6pm, Thu night until 8pm, Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 12pm – 5 pm. Visit The Savvy Traveler online at http://www.savvytraveleredmonds.com. Local author MARCIA SHAVER offers a morning of story, inspired photography and artwork all based on her combined 1400+ miles on northern Spain’s Camino de Santiago. Walking the Camino is an undertaking that will challenge you mentally, spiritually, and physically. Today Marcia, author of The Artist's Journey--The Perfumed Pilgrim Tackles the Camino de Santiago, is joined by personal trainer SHERI GOODWIN. Together they will share useful information on how to train, what to pack, when to go, routes and places to stay along the way. Let Marcia and Sheri’s journeys inspire you to grab your pack and head out on the road to Santiago!Learn everything you need to know to walk the Camino in this fun class.

Book Review from "Wanderlust and Lipstick"

Many pilgrims travel the Camino De Santiago to test their body and soul, but Marcia Shaver does it with a canvas in hand. In The Artists Journey, Shaver treks with a friend across the Pilgrim’s Way in Spain to challenge herself physically and mentally and makes time to sit down and draw the scene around her. Shaver’s perspective on the pilgrimage is both unique and inspiring. She and her friend prefer to take their time on trails not only to slow down and appreciate the view around them but also to make time to draw the scenes at the end of the day. The opinion that we shouldn’t rush through our travels can easily be forgotten when we are wrapped up in seeing as much as we can in a place, but Shaver doesn’t forget. You can see all of her drawings in the pages of the book to enhance your imagination of the trek and they are awe-inspiring drawings no doubt. This book provides a wealth of information on the Camino De Santiago for anyone interested in making the trek and if you need the motivation, Shaver faces the journey with a determination and passion that is truly admirable no matter the people she meets or the obstacles she encounters. For the author, it is a journey meant to refresh her life and refocus on the woman that she is and that is a journey worth reading about.

Book Review on "Books, Fitness and Other Stuff"

Read this fun review of "The Artist's Journey" online at:

http://bfaos.blogspot.com/2011/02/artists-journey.html

"This book touched me to the core. I would LOVE to take my own trek through Spain, or anywhere for that matter after reading it. I loved reading about every step, every encounter, every city, and every thought these two amazing women had. I loved the way they complimented each other and kept the other on track. I loved how the author's writing makes you feel as if you are there with them. You feel their joy and their pain. You "see" what they see. The drawings are a bonus and I loved that they were included in the book. This book is not only inspirational, it's funny and gripping. I would definitely recommend this book to men and woman of all ages."