It’s time to PLAY!

cf iconToday is the day!   Final numbers need to be in by midnight TONIGHT.

We need to see how many lovely ones will be joining us in May, as I will contacting the Harrison Hot Springs Resort this Monday to give them our total numbers.

If we have enough students booked, we can still use all of the ballroom/classrooms that we have on our wish list.  🙂

Therefore, I must say that “the time for hesitation is though” (quote from the movie Empire Records).

You will not regret joining us on this wonderful adventure! We will have so much fun, learn new techniques, try out new creative products and laugh late into the night.

Oh My Starshine, the  joy and satisfaction you will feel after our artsy Spring Fling will be contagious!

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CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

SAVE YOUR SPACE

CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

NOTE:  REGISTRATION closes January 25th, 2014

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Sending you love and laughter,

Nicci (your Host)

FYI: You can always scan & email in your registration form & pay through paypal !

our Art Retreat logo in creation by Nicci Battilana (aka Nicci Dot C A)

our Art Retreat logo in creation by Nicci Battilana (aka Nicci Dot C A)

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Doing what you love!

Sometimes it takes courage to do what you love. Maybe we are afraid that we will not be good enough or just frustrate ourselves and not enjoy the process. These are battles that we unfortunately place on ourselves and only we can take these barriers down and throw them away.

When we say to ourselves that enough is enough and take that step forward, it may begin with trepidation and fear, but then end up with joy, freedom and the curiosity as to why we did not do this earlier in its place.

What would you love to do?:

  • take a few days away… just for you (and maybe a friend or two)
  • learn how to create with en-caustic wax
  • make your dream doll a reality using funky steampunk fashions and findings
  • use assemblage to create your very own creepy misfit toy
  • play with concrete in a whole new way
  • sew your own uniquely stylish crafting/cooking apron
  • learn the vastly growing trend of art journaling
  • sculpt a gorgeous silhouette dressed for dancing in a flowering field
  • create a warm and loved filled painted scroll to decorate your home
  • play with the ever popular ice resin and design your own necklace pendant
  • embellish your heart with all the love you can muster
  • create a 3D mixed media enigma
  • remake your favorite little bottle into something completely demented and vial
  • adorn your journal cover to reflect the ‘eye of the beholder’. (Mine would be a girl looking back at me… of course…lol. Have you seen my art? It’s all girls!)
  • give a face to your inner critic and empty your fears into her

Sometimes along our personal journey we get creatively stuck and need a jump start to recharge our batteries or just need to step aside from our normal everyday lives. Have time to breathe, laugh, make friends and take a leap of faith in ourselves.

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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The importance of PLAY

PLAY = less gadget activity and more real life interaction. PLAY is a huge part of truly living your life. PLAY brings laughter, joy, friendship and freedom of the soul. PLAY gives you permission to enjoy the moment, relish in the now. PLAY is what we all need to further enjoy our journey. For it is the journey and not the destination itself is what matters most.

Give yourself permission to PLAY!

We welcome you to come wiggle your toes in our sandbox!

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Letting your CREATIVITY fly!

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My good friend Satira came up across the ole USA/Canada border to hang out with me today. It was so nice to take a few SANY1164hours just to have some laughs and play. Thank you, my dear friend. I needed that!

 

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I look forward to having you join me in our late night creative sessions at our Spring 2014 ‘Into the heART’ Art Retreat in Harrison Hot Springs!

Sign up NOW and SAVE your space!countdown-10

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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Michael-pretty-vial-promo  WORKSHOP “Pretty Vial Things” with Michael deMeng

When I was a kid I loved the idea of magic potions. Remember how Alice drank from the bottle to become very very tall, and of course Dr. Jekyll turned into his hairy eye-browed buddy Mr. Hyde the same way…different recipe apparently. There must be some very interesting mojo in those little containers …some good…some not so good. In this class we are not going to be making the elixirs (that might be illegal in some states) but rather we are going to be designing the little bottles that house these strange liquids. We will be using various assemblage techniques to create some pretty vial things; part of the fun is deciding what they are going to hold and coming up with the appropriate housing. Whether it for turning into hairy monsters (which comes in handy), a potion for invisibility (also very handy), or a place to store the water from the fountain of youth (send me two right away), the containers will be as rich and strange as the contents. Down the hatch!

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WORKSHOPIsland of deMented Toys‘ with Michael deMeng

Remember the Island of Misfit Toys in the claymation epic “Rudolph the Red NosedReindeer”. Well that’s nothing compared to what we’re going to do in this class. You’re going to bring all sorts of parts and pieces from a variety of toys. You round up everything from Barbies ,to Tonka trucks, to snow globes, to wind-up zeppelins, and reassemble them “into something rich and strange” (to quote Shakespeare’s The Tempest). Don’t worry if you toys aren’t dismantled yet…we can take care of that…bwwwwahahahahahaha (evil laugh – in case you were wondering). Using various techniques of assemblage we will turn our classroom in to a laboratory of the weird. Barbie and Ken will never be the same….as I said before ….bwwwwahahahaha.

                                                            All SKILL levels welcome!

Golden Acrylic Paints ~ Retreat SPONSOR

 

CHECK OUT the crackle paste made by GOLDEN Acrylic Colors!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

SAVE YOUR SPACE!

CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

NOTE:  REGISTRATION closes January 25th, 2014

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Package 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

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CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

SAVE YOUR SPACE!

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All SKILL levels welcome! 

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.

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

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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

How to begin your amazing creative journey in 2014!

~ CARPOOL ~ to our Spring Weekend Get-a-way! Save on gas & increase your weekend adventure by traveling with fellow creative spirits!  Barb from Maple Ridge would love to have you join her, as I am sure many others would as well!

JOIN our new online CHAT GROUP to meet and make plans with other attendees (CLICK HERE)!countdown-18

CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

SAVE YOUR SPACE

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CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

NOTE:  REGISTRATION closes January 25th, 2014

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Package 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

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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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 CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

SAVE YOUR SPACE

CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

NOTE:  REGISTRATION closes January 25th, 2014

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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!