Vedika Dietrich is a popular Seattle art instructor specializing in what she calls "the crack".  The crack is the creative slipstream between opposites where the thinking mind naturally disengages and the spontaneous dynamism of nature takes over. It is the zen state in meditation but also the origin and engine of the creative process.

Vedika offers classes and private instruction in the visual and literary arts, as well as Salons and Mystery Groups, her invention.  The Salons are an on-going laboratory for the mysteries of life and the creative process.  Her approach is fresh, playful, intuitive and non-critical.

Vedika has been self-improving for forty years, has engaged in everything the human potential movement has to offer, and now, having fallen into "the crack" herself, offers her unique and entertaining views on life and art, in Seattle and at large.