Nita Penfold
Spirit Arts
“There are only two
ways to live your life.  
One is as though
nothing is a miracle.  
The other is as though
everything is a
miracle.”  
Albert Einstein
"Ask not what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come
alive...then go do it.
Because what the world needs is
people who have come alive."
Howard Thurman
Nita Penfold

Nita Penfold is a spiritual educator, poet, and artist who
brings spirituality and the arts together for adults and
children.  She received the Doctor of Ministry Degree in
Creation Spirituality at University of Creation Spirituality
(with Matthew Fox, now Wisdom University) ) in 2002 and
her Masters in Writing at Lesley College in 1986.  She
regularly exhibits her art.  Over 400 of her poems and
several short stories have been published in the past 25
years and have appeared in over 22 anthologies including
Beacon Press books,
Cries of the Spirit, and Claiming the
Spirit Within
and June Cotner’s books, Family Blessings,
and
Mothers and Daughters.  Pudding House Publications
published her chapbooks,
The Woman With the Wild-
Grown Hair
in 1998 and Mile-High Blue Sky Pie in 2002.  
She also edited the anthology,
Hunger Enough: Living
Spiritually in a Consumer Society
, published in 2004 by
Pudding House.  Her new book is
They Stand Up in Broken
Shells.  She is adjunct faculty and has been an artist-in-
residence at Andover Newton Theological School in
Newton, MA.
Assemblage Art
Catamount Arts Show, St. Johnsbury Vermont

The Guardians
Writing and Publications
Spirit Arts Workshops
Collage Art

Altered Books