It’s TIME TO PACK!

Hi all my Art Retreat Lovelies!,

The weather looks great for next week & I know you are all eager to pack your bags and make you way to Harrison Hot Springs. We are excited to see you as well!!

weather-harrison-hot-springHere is a suggested packing list for you all (CLICK HERE: art retreat packing list).  This is just a suggested list, as everyone has personal likes and habits…lol.

See you all soon!

PS: For those that have not booked yet, but would like to join in on the fun, there is still time to register online!

Regards,

Nicci & the CFE Team03-SANY0374-words

 

Check your MAILBOX!

mail-out-promoInside our registrants will find their juicy booklet filled with retreat info & art to colour. Plus some inspiring art journal tid-bits to play with while they count down each day until May 22nd arrives!03-SANY0374-words

All SKILL levels welcome!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

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CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

Spend a Friday with Andrea…

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WORKSHOP“Marquis de Scroll” with Andrea Matus

SkillLevel: All levels

I was recently pondering what makes scrolls so intriguing. Was it the rich vast history they embody? Was it how they manage to bridge the artistic and the literary? Actually what I find to be the most fascinating aspect is its transformative nature. Totally unfurled the entire visual story can be revealed…or it can be revealed in smaller segments, making it so that a multitude of compositions are possible. Unfurl the only the top half and a totally different story is told than if the lower portion is revealed. In this class we are going to be working large! We’ll start off with a five-foot length of canvas (12” wide) and with our skillful addition of layers of paint, pastel and collage we’ll transform it into a visual narrative that can be deciphered and displayed like a scroll.

Some of the specific skills we’ll be tackling in this workshop include:

-using a compendium of collage material to formulate a visual narrative and a cohesive composition

-paint techniques, choosing colors, mixing colors, and combining paint with collage harmoniously

-collage techniques, including special tips for collaging unstretched canvas

-using layers of mixed media to seamlessly integrate collage items

BIO: Andrea is a mixed media artist from Vancouver, British Columbia. Her creative career began at the University of Waterloo and led her to the world of graphic design and teaching Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers. This unique combination of expertise allows Andrea to infuse her artworks with digitally manipulated imagery merged with the unconventional use of traditional mediums. The result is what she likes to call highly dimensional collage-semmblages.

As an art instructor, Andrea conducts workshops from coast-to-coast across North America, and is including workshops in Europe and Australia in the upcoming months.

Her most recent project involves co-authoring a book with her artist-husband Michael deMeng. The book entitled “Art Abandonment” is due for release in the spring of 2014.                                                           Blog: http://paradoxicalgypsy.blogspot.com

Teacher will bring:

  • Paper towel
  • Collage tools for our large-scale work
  • Metallic paint
  • Portfolio Brand Pastels
  • Other mark making tools

Kit Fee: $10.00

Canvas scroll – primed on one side

Supply List:

  • Images –lots: photos (vintage, family, copies from your favourite books…..), as well as lots of symbolic images you like (butterflies, flowers, astrologically, etc.) **no inkjet printouts please, laser print, or photocopies only.
  • Paper, ephemera and collage items (words, patterned papers, textured papers, stamps, etc.)
  • Papers for background – text, old wrapping paper, pieces of wallpaper, scrapbook paper –make sure some of these are kind of neutral colours….not too dark
  • Paint: Golden Acrylics fluid or heavy body (white, black, any blue, red, and yellow, plus a couple more of your favorites)
  • Paint Palette (a paper plate will suffice)
  • Paintbrushes: bring just a few in different sizes, and one detail brush
  • Water Container
  • Golden Matte Medium (large bottle) (should sound “syrupy” when you shake it)
  • Golden Gloss Medium (small bottle) (should sound “syrupy” when you shake it)
  • Scissors
  • E6000 Adhesive

Optional: Heat gun & Fabric trimmings

Andrea’s PRINTABLE class info PDF

CLICK HERE for Student registration

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NEW art PACKAGES available!!!!

SANY0808‘NEW’ Art Retreat EVENTS  PACKAGE price includes:

  • SWAG bag filled with creative goodies to swoon over!
  • Welcome night reception (hors d’oeuvres)… where the  TRADES happen!
  • Two 6 hour classes with sought after Artists! (one class on Friday & one class on Saturday)
  • Strolls on the sandy BEACH (a great free time option)
  • Use of the Natural Hot Spring Pools (located on site)!
  • Handmade VENDOR Market (open to the public) Friday Night!
  • SHOW & TELL Saturday Night!
  • NIGHTLY fun & artistic creative gatherings to create, journal & giggle with kindred spirits.
  • NOTE: Accommodation & meals are not included.

Workshops:

Friday May 23, 2014

Saturday May 24, 2014

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All SKILL levels welcome!

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 Into the heART RETREAT Package pricing in CDN per person for Spring 2014:

  • Art Retreat EVENTS only package …………..price: $ 510.00 per person
  • VENDOR table at our Public Night Market … price:  $100.00 per table

All SKILL levels welcome!

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CLICK HERE to REGISTER !

Registration is now open!

Please scan & email in your completed registration form, pay through paypal and then mail a hard copy through the post. Payment details can be found on page 4 or our registration form.

Are you UNDER 19 and want to attend?: We would love for you to join us with your parent(s). What a great bonding get-a-way this would be for you! Contact us for details!

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CLICK HERE to REGISTER !

Registration is now open!

We are on the NEWSSTAND!

Last night we went to our local bookstore to look for inspiration on the magazine rack… and what did we find?

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Thank you Somerset Studio, your rock for sharing our great event!countdown-15All SKILL levels welcome!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

NOTE:  REGISTRATION closes January 25th, 2014

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On a side note, here is a sneak peak at Nicci‘s planner/workbook for 2014:

This planner encompasses ‘The Documented Life Project‘ & Leonie Dawson 2014 printable business planner. She was also going to record her ‘Lifebook 2014‘, however the planner was already getting too full and it is only January…lol. Lifebook will need it’s own home this year.

Need a fresh start in 2014 ?

… so did I! That is one of the reasons I moved my art studio into a new room of our home.

Welcome to my new ART STUDIO.

It is still a work in progress, but it is a lovely project to have to work on…lol.

This studio space is smaller than the last, but will be more prominent and welcoming for guests at my next OPEN HOUSE (date T.B.A.).

As mentioned in my video shown above, My lovely Grandma Fran turned a young 90 yesterday (delay in posting due to uploading glitches)! We had a wonderful celebration for her last Saturday with over 100 guests!

HaPpY BiRtHdAy Grandma! xoxoxox

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Into the HeART Art Retreat Info:

All SKILL levels welcome!

 

CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

SAVE YOUR SPACE!countdown-16

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LINKS:

My ART EVENTS
The Documented Life
Life Book 2014
Leonie Dawson 2014 printable planners

Wow! Have you seen this yet?

 We are inviting you to spend 4 magical days with us on a creative journey for the heART and soul!

Leave your cell-phone in your pocket to rest in silence and open yourself up to creating new lifetime memories. We are here to help you explore, create, laugh and breath.

Bring a friend or come on your own, we will be here to greet you!

countdown-17Package price includes:

  • SWAG bag filled with creative goodies to swoon over!
  • 3 nights accommodation at Harrison Hot Springs Resort, B.C. (May 22-25, 2014)
  • Welcome night reception (hors d’oeuvres)… where the TRADES happen!
  • Breakfast each morning in the Lakeside Cafe
  • Lunch 2 days (Fri & Sat)
  • Dinner Friday evening
  • Two 6 hour classes (one on Friday & one on Saturday)
  • Strolls on the sandy BEACH
  • Use of the Natural Hot Spring Pools (located on site)!
  • Handmade VENDOR Market (open to the public) Friday Night!
  • SHOW & TELL Saturday Night in the Cascade Ballroom!
  • NIGHTLY creative gatherings to create, giggle & greet new and old friends.
  • all taxes and hotel staff gratuities

Banner-FRIDAYBanner-SATURDAYWorkshops:

Friday May 23, 2014

Saturday May 24, 2014

01aAll SKILL levels welcome!

SAVE YOUR SPACE!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

NOTE:  REGISTRATION closes January 25th, 201403-SANY0374-words

SPOUSAL/COMPANION RATE: when based on double occupancy…. and when only one person is attending the Art Retreat… that one Art Retreat Attendee is to pay the SINGLE room rate and then their spouse can stay in the same room, but the spouse will have no meals or retreat events included in their stay. Please include your spouses name at time of booking.  FYI: $50 early booking bonus does not apply to ‘spousal rate’. The $50 early booking bonus only applies to Spring 2014 ‘Into the heART’ Retreat attendees.

Are you UNDER 19 and want to attend?: We would love for you to join us with your parent(s). What a great bonding get-a-way this would be for you! Contact us for details!

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All SKILL levels welcome!

SAVE YOUR SPACE!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

NOTE:  REGISTRATION closes January 25th, 2014

REALLY excited about this…

This is the year! The year to step out, step up and jump into a life adventure with both feet.

Say YES to making yourself happy, to putting yourself first, to making a better more improved happier version of your! Your friends and family will love you for it… and most importantly… you will love yourself for it!

The lovely people featured in this blog post are waiting to share their gifts with you.

Make 2014 your year!

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  • SWAG bag filled with creative goodies to swoon over!
  • 3 nights accommodation at Harrison Hot Springs Resort, B.C. (May 22-25, 2014)
  • Welcome night reception (hors d’oeuvres)… where the TRADES happen!
  • Breakfast each morning in the Lakeside Cafe
  • Lunch 2 days (Fri & Sat)
  • Dinner Friday evening
  • Two 6 hour classes (one on Friday & one on Saturday)
  • Strolls on the sandy BEACH
  • Use of the Natural Hot Spring Pools (located on site)!
  • Handmade VENDOR Market (open to the public) Friday Night!
  • SHOW & TELL Saturday Night in the Cascade Ballroom!
  • NIGHTLY creative gatherings to create, giggle & greet new and old friends.
  • all taxes and hotel staff gratuities

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All SKILL levels welcome!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

NOTE:  REGISTRATION closes January 25th, 2014

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Banner-FRIDAY Banner-SATURDAYMy team & I have been working very hard over the last 8 months to bring a wide variety or creative adventures and talented workshop Instructors for you to learn from and create with. No experience necessary. This weekend will be about letting go, taking a deep breath and just having one of the best times of your life! 

Make new friends, meet up with old ones, share hugs and laughter. Be yourself! Push the 9-5, the household chores, the kids activity schedules on the back burner for just a few hours out of the year to enjoy being you. We cannot wait to welcome you at our get-a-way of all get-a-ways! Sign up today and pack your bags this Spring!IMG_3290--WARNING

*PLUS we have:

  • full reign of the natural hot spring pools to soak our worries away in…lol!
  • MARKET NIGHT to buy and sell lovely & whimsical creative wares made by our artsy friends and favorite Artists!
  • Art & SIP evenings at our leisure when the day is done!
  • Welcome reception to greet old and new friends alike while we trade our mini art shares (ie: printable journal page prompts, pins, business cards, handmade creations, etc)
  • and many more surprise inclusions!SANY0982-2

    CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

    CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

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NOTE:  REGISTRATION closes January 25th, 2014

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See you soon!

May 2014 be a fabulous and inspiring year for you and your loved ones!

Happy New Year & much love!

from all of us at Creative Finds Events!

Manifest your desires in 2014! We can help you…

The countdown has begun! 2014 is almost upon us!badge-girl-2012-07-6x6

  • What do you hope for in the new year?
  • What goal(s) will you work hard towards achieving in 2014?

 

What we wish for you in 2014, is to:beanie-cruella-2012-07-6x4

  • have positive life experiences with friends and family.
  • feel cherished for who you are.
  • help those around you. It should always be about paying it forward, shouldn’t it?
  • shine, we want you to SHINE!
  • laugh, giggle and guffaw to your heart’s content.
  • know that making a few mistakes is okay.
  • feel free to dance in the grocery store isles.
  • that a good cry can clear your emotions for a fresh start.
  • cover your hands in paint at least once a week in creative bliss.
  • find glitter on your nose when you look in the mirror.
  • feel free and add a fun streak of color in your hair. Do not wish for it any more, just do it already…lol.
  • feel empowered enough to wear fun’n’funky socks!
  • enjoy the freedom of just letting go! Let go of what worries you, let go of what keeps you up at night, let go of holding yourself back (even if it is just for a few hours/days each week). Your soul will thank you.
  • take time for you! By making yourself happy & healthy. You will then be a better you to share with those you love and cherish.

press-2012-07-4x6We hope your journey will include a short side trip, so that you may enjoy the warm spirits that await you at the ‘Into the heART’ retreat in Harrison Hot Springs May 22-25, 2014.

You will leave us feeling empowered, cherished and looking forward to your next life adventure.

2014 is almost here… are you ready!?

Plan your creative year with The Documented Life Project

and get your creative juices flowing, as you register to join us this Spring!

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 GET YOUR printable 2014 calendar FREE with your ‘Into the heART’ registration!