Another new retreat this year is RAEvN's Nest in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, hosted by Kim Rae Nugent. This retreat will be held October 16-19 and the sign-ups begin on March 1st although to get the classes of your choice guaranteed you should have your registration postmarked on that day. I am teaching three classes; encaustic collage (samples above), the Artful Journal, and a business class for those of you ready to take flight and sell your work.
The town of Cedarburg is old and lovely; we will be staying at the historic Washington House and the Stagecoach Inn. I have a friend with close ties to this town and she speaks of it with great affection. She says it is lovely, with an old-world gentleness. Never having been to Wisconsin, but hearing such glowing things about the area from my friend, I jumped at the opportunity to travel here to teach.
Of course I've said many times how much I love teaching the journaling class. My journal is the engine that drives all my dreams in life. To live consciously, kindly, with a mission to help others who aspire to living a life of joy. Right livelihood, clear relationships, choosing a path of wisdom. Making visible what lies within the heart. It is so healthful to express our dreams and to make them manifest in a work of art.
Over many years I've gained useful business experience. I'm taking a workshop on grant writing in March so that I can add that to my business class. I want to be able to help others have a life of making art if that is what they are set on doing. Although I have never applied for a grant myself that is one way artists finance their work. We'll talk!!
Regular programming to resume in the next post. It is also Art Unraveled sign-up time for Phoenix in August but that is an established retreat that you probably already know about. If not, there is a link up there to the right where you can read about the classes I'm teaching there. And I have more exciting news brewing here too. I'll be working on that today. Thanks for stopping by.