Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Art Inspiration: Building Community and Retreat Announcement!


Hello My Fellow Art Lovers- 

"Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world."
-L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

 Victoria and Addie

When I first met with my friend, Victoria Williams Steen, to see if she was interested in hosting her monthly women's circle at the studio she gifted me this plant ....

It has grown a lot since then!

When Victoria made this stunning piece, depicting Daphne being turned into a tree from Ovid's Metamorphoses, it felt familiar and comforting to me.

Then I suddenly remembered this piece .....

I made it years ago, right after I got married.  It was meant to represent two people coming together, unified. 

It seems ironic that in Victoria's piece the birds are flying away from each other.  This perfectly reflects how Daphne turns away from Apollo.

Sometimes we turn toward one another and sometimes we turn away.

But when there is unconditionaly love we always come back to each other. 

For in the words of L.M. Montgomery ....  "True friends are always together in spirit."

In the spirit of building friendships Victoria and I are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a retreat this fall! 

Sign up now for the...

Join us for a weekend of spiritual exploration and fellowship. Together we will gather for sacred circle meditations, yoga, and art making. We will create symbolic mixed media pieces to honor our sacred path and connect with each other. Prepare for a surprising blend of activities intended to build our community and ignite our inner flames. 

$550 Weekend long retreat includes six meals and two nights lodging.

Sign up now!  Spots are limited. The first 20 registrants will receive a Welcome Bag full of secret surprises.

Register Here

As I prepare to move to North Carolina it is comforting to know that I will be here for the retreat AND we hope to make it an annual event.  I'd love to be able to stay in touch with you all.

In the next episode of the Studio Alchemy Podcast, Victoria and I chat about the importance of building community.  Listen here in early June when it is released.

Amen sister!

 Addie, Katie and Victoria at the Metamorphoses Show!

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