13 years of hosting retreats and still not one has ever been duplicated!
The Created to Create retreat has as its purpose to remind you of just that… we were designed in the image of The Creator, and so, it is our divine inheritance to create as well. To anyone who says, “But I am just not creative”, I call BS!
You ARE creative!! The outfit you are wearing now… you created that. You saw it in your mind’s eye, then you made it manifest in reality. The way you have decorated your den at home… again… all began as imagination, and showed up in its physical form once you decided to take action on it! And so it goes. It is my desire to have each participant who attends this retreat realize that they are INDEED creative and at the conclusion of the three days together, that will include with paint and paper!
Mostly, this is about a weekend away with like-minded friends who are all ready to let loose, play, laugh, and explore!
The primary substrate we will be working with this time is the art journal. We will be making a complete and total mess with paint, scraps of paper, and tidbits of ephemera We will be learning to use new tools. You can decide if you’d like to work in photos, quotes, poems, or whatever else feeds your soul! There are a lot of lessons to be learned with this style, and for sure our conversations will be around imagination, intuition, and inspiration…. a few of my favorite topics!
A second project is using gelli plates to create interesting papers to use in our journals as well as a background for a mixed media canvas. You will have the option of creating it in a 3-dimensional style, and you can also choose your foreground subject matter. I will supply ideas for inspiration.
For many of you, it will be your first time to see the new and improved studio! There are art supplies EVERYWHERE! You will be able to “PLAY” with lots of materials that may be new to some of you. Won’t it be interesting to contemplate the thoughts and limiting beliefs that will surface when you are doing something new or that you perceive as “difficult”. We will use the painting process to expose hidden paradigms that might be creeping along and preventing you from the life you desire.
I look forward to your being a part of this exciting weekend. Space is limited to the first 15 to sign up. And of those, I will only be able to house the first 8. So, if staying at my house is of interest to you, please see the details of what is included with that in the details below.
I can’t wait to see all of you!