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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NEED a little visual STIMULATION?

… for your creativity

…. for embracing what your SOUL craves

… for lifting your spirits and loving your life  …..

this is where YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS! 

We are so very excited! All SKILL levels welcome!

CLICK HERE for Student registration

or

CLICK HERE to register online!

 

REGISTER with deposit by Nov 30th, 2013 and SAVE $50.00 pp !!!

 

SAVE YOUR SPACE with a $150 deposit!

Workshops:

Friday May 23, 2014workshops-FRI

Saturday May 24, 2014workshops-SAT

 

 

JOIN ME, Nicci Dot C. A., Friday Night (May 23rd) as we wind down from the day and have some fun drawing faces in the Cheam Ballroom. Loads of laughs with new/old friends. Bring your sketch pads, pencils & Art Journals!

No experience necessary!

JOIN US!

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!

Online Registration is NOW AVAILABLE !!!

CLICK HERE

to register ONLINE !!!

* Please note that there is a fee associated with using the online registration. We tried to avoid this for you, but in the end it was not feasible. If you wish to save on the online reg fee, please feel free to visit our website and print off a copy of our paper application form (http://creativefinds.ca/apply/spring-2014-retreat-harrison-bc/).

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CLICK HERE

to register ONLINE !!!

* Please note that there is a fee associated with using the online registration. We tried to avoid this for you, but in the end it was not feasible. If you wish to save on the online reg fee, please feel free to visit our website and print off a copy of our paper application form (http://creativefinds.ca/apply/spring-2014-retreat-harrison-bc/).

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to register ONLINE !!!

* Please note that there is a fee associated with using the online registration. We tried to avoid this for you, but in the end it was not feasible. If you wish to save on the online reg fee, please feel free to visit our website and print off a copy of our paper application form (http://creativefinds.ca/apply/spring-2014-retreat-harrison-bc/).

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to register ONLINE !!!

* Please note that there is a fee associated with using the online registration. We tried to avoid this for you, but in the end it was not feasible. If you wish to save on the online reg fee, please feel free to visit our website and print off a copy of our paper application form (http://creativefinds.ca/apply/spring-2014-retreat-harrison-bc/).

What is on your BUCKET list?

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REGISTER with deposit by Nov 30th, 2103 and SAVE $50.00 pp !!!

At the centre point of everything in life, the heart if you will, lies creativity. We are all creative! If we weren’t, we would not have the almighty wheel, texting (aka the new age telegram), cars, roadways, homes, music, dancing, delicious food, a name, even family members for that matter? Where would we be?

 Learn how to use tools in a new or different way or even how to begin creating.
Try new techniques, and step out of your comfort zone!
Connect with a community of like minded artists at all skill levels!
It’s time to save your spot for a get away to meet fun, talented artists!

Workshops:

Friday May 23, 2014workshops-FRI

Saturday May 24, 2014workshops-SAT

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All SKILL levels welcome!

SAVE YOUR SPACE with a $150 deposit!

REGISTER with deposit by Nov 30th, 2103 and SAVE $50.00 pp !!!

CLICK HERE for Student registration

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 Learn how to use tools in a new or different way or even how to begin creating.
Try new techniques, and step out of your comfort zone!
Connect with a community of like minded artists at all skill levels!
It’s time to save your spot for a get away to meet fun, talented artists!

All SKILL levels welcome!

SAVE YOUR SPACE with a $150 deposit!

CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP Info

What new ART QUOTE will great you tomorrow?

Taking time out for you

2013 Poster girl  tall bwThis Falls retreat is focused on the lovely women out there that are looking for time to step away and just breathe and create. (This is due to the choices of accommodation being offered at Loon Lake Lodge for our group.) 

Next Spring we look forward to meeting many more women and loads of fabulously talented Gentlemen that are out there, as we will be staying at a Resort Hotel!  See all you guys in the Spring! We can’t wait to create with you!

CLICK HERE to register for Fall 2013 (printable pdf file)

Getting to know Lulu

lulu-profileThe wonderful Lulu is teaching two very fun workshops at our upcoming Fall Art Retreat at Loon Lake Lodge – Maple Ridge, BC!

Tuesday Sep 17th ~ ‘Shadow Box Dollhouse’

Wednesday Sep 18th ~ ‘All Bottled Up’

  • Which Artist inspires you the most & why?: Oh, so many inspiring artists! I think Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo are way up there because of their portraits that are filled with emotion. Paul Klee, Marc Chagall, Katie Kendrick, and Jill Mayberg because of their way with line, pattern, color, and playfulness.
  • What would you love to try next, creatively?: I want to do some larger sculptural pieces with gut. I know it sounds icky, but I’ve done some small pieces with it and I just love the potential it has. I also want to get back into doing art quilts.Lulu-shadowbox-2
  • Where do you find your muse/inspiration?: I love folkwear and folk art, nature, and people watching – faces! Fairy tales and kids’ books. Fabric stores.
  • I like to teach because: It’s really fun to show people that yes, they can be creative and express themselves! It’s also just so much fun to get together to make art, to experiment, and to inspire one another.
  • Who do you creatively relate with? I.E. Who does your work remind you of?: Hmm… It depends on which work we’re talking about because I dabble in a variety of styles. I think I’m still at a stage of being influenced by a lot of other artists. In general,I guess I would say that my work reminds me of Mexican folk art – colorful and fun.
  • The best part of living a creative life is: Trying lots of different things and playing with materials – being surprised a lot – and happy!

    Lulu's 'All Bottled Up'

    Lulu’s ‘All Bottled Up’ workshop

  • What is the worst part of living a creative life?: I love materials so much that I have too much stuff. I’m always thinking, “Oh, I might be able to use that in a piece!” It would be nice to have way less clutter.
  • What advice would you like to share?: Give yourself permission to make mistakes, and even to make ugly art. It’s all a process. With practice your work will eventually start to look like what you envision – or you will follow the trail that the “mistakes” take you on and find something even more exciting!
  • The best advice I have ever received is: “Let go and dance with it.” A painting teacher said this to me. It took about 28 years for me to follow this advice. (I just didn’t draw or paint for all that time because I didn’t think I was any good at it. Then I followed my own advice above, and now I can follow his advice!)Lulu-shadowbox-1
  • ‘Being creative’ means: You are receptive to seeing or hearing something that inspires you to act upon it in some way. I know a lot of non-artists who are very creative in other endeavors – teaching, inventing, experimenting scientifically… We just need to be open to new ways of thinking about things. “What would happen if I did this…?”
  • Name your favorite book of all time?: Is it even possible to name just one? How about Sayonara, Mrs. Kackleman, by Maira Kalman? I love all her kids’ books – I think they’re hilarious. There’s also In and Out of the Garden, by Sara Midda. It’s a beautiful watercolor garden journal. Also, The Courage to Create by Rollo May. Good stuff.
  • What was your scariest creative adventure?: My scariest would have to be my Bachelor of Fine Arts final project. It took over a year and a lot of experimentation to be able to do what I wanted to do, but the scariest part of it was that it was very autobiographical and psychologically dark. Of course, a lot of viewers didn’t even realize any of that, and some even described it as really fun. But I had to give a presentation to my fellow art students in the textiles department, and I bared it all. I felt really shaky after delivering that presentation, but a lot of people told me how much they appreciated my honesty.
  • The thing I love most about my life is: That I am following my heart. Creativity is my passion, and I am so blessed right now to have this time to be creative.
  • What makes your heart swell with joy?: That I was lucky enough to find someone who could love me for who I really am, and who supports my artistic endeavors and knows the importance of following one’s heart.
  • Three words to describe my work are: Colorful, playful, humorous.
  • What creative tool can you not live without (so-to-speak)?: My eyes – to take in color and form. I would be so sad if I couldn’t see color.
  • My favorite ‘pretend’ curse word is: Rassn-frassn-riff-raff, dang it, and rats.

CLICK HERE to register! (printable pdf file)