Pearl's Promise: A Legacy

At Oak Creek Apple Company we view wellness as a full and vibrant palette of opportunities to optimize all aspects of health- body, mind and spirit. Through our Wellness Workshops and Retreats we help you delve deeply into various principles and protocols which support and grow your knowledge base experientially.

One of our programs is called "Life is an Art", where artmaking is used to explore inner landscapes that might otherwise be too difficult or confusing to navigate.  We came to realize that there were significant numbers of people who would love to participate in these dynamic workshops but found themselves limited by lack of funds, and that's how our charitable arm, Pearl's Promise, was born.        

The founder of Life is an Art and Pearl's Promise, Penny Pennell, says this:

Pearl’s Promise was named after the daughter of our town’s namesake, Sedona Schnebly. Tragically, little Pearl died in a horseback riding accident when she was just 5 years old, and I have always imagined that, had she lived, little Pearl would have grown into a remarkable woman who would have helped shape her mother’s town with beauty and grace. It is my hope that through Life is an Art and Pearl’s Promise we can give voice to what might have been Pearl’s legacy here in Sedona. 

Coming to Sedona in the fall of 1984, I fell in love with the quiet beauty and spiritual nature of this land. Art has always provided a meaningful outlet for the many challenges I’ve encountered in life and Sedona has always helped me meet these challenges with an abundance of inspiration, grace and spirit. Art is an expression of the spiritual dynamic around which my life revolves; meditative, metaphorical, and inspirational. I like to push past the boundaries of the physical world and access the unlimited treasure in the spirit waiting to be pulled into our lives. My motto for art is “give your soul a voice”, and this is my hope for all who experience it.

I have been fortunate to have been employed as an Activities Therapist in some of the nation’s leading behavioral healthcare facilities, helping others find hope and purpose through the medium of art therapy. 

Now semi-retired, I am passionate about using my skills in therapeutic art to help others explore their destiny and develop new skills for improving and navigating life. I lead both groups and individual clients into deeper levels of awareness, mindfulness, relaxation, and behavior modification through the program I have developed called "Life is an Art".

Proceeds from the sale of our art  and workshops go to support Pearl's Promise, the charitable arm of Life is an Art which provides free and low-cost counseling and wellness services to those in need. 

Thank you for your support !