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 for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

NOTE:  REGISTRATION closes January 25th, 2014

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Letting your CREATIVITY fly!





SANY1161SANY1158There is nothing like just sitting down with a kindred spirit and letting the paint and paper take you on a holiday!

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!



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 for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

NOTE:  REGISTRATION closes January 25th, 2014

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Shhhhh… this is for your eyes only….

We would love to laugh and create with you



You can’t paint!

You Can't Paint

 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!


What new ART QUOTE will great you tomorrow?

It is TIME!


WORKSHOPS available for all skill levels


Time to ruffle your feathers with WORKSHOP #12 !

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 WORKSHOP ‘Fit To Be Tied’ with Michelle Purcell

This class is for the inner you! Create a personalized apron that brings out your own personality. I will show you how to design without a pattern and then embellish it to accomplish a one of a kind fashion statement. Learn new shortcuts which make sewing SEW much easier.

With Aprons being all the rage, one must have one of their own! Be it retro, fun, sassy, frilly or just plain functional, Michelle will show you some tricks and guide you along on this wonderfully fun journey!   For even more fun fabric combination ideas to inspire you for this workshop, check out the Apronology magazines & Pinterest boards!

BIO: Michelle has been an avid sewing, quilting and embroidery enthusiast for over 30 years. Any medium that uses fabric excites her and with all the new methods for machine embroidery and embellishments Michelle can’t get enough. Sharing her expertise at various quilt guilds, teaching classes in her home and running a home business allow her many hours of creativity.

Teacher will supply:

  • Assorted laces trims and edgings
  • Misc fabrics to use as accent pieces
  • Beads, buttons & bows
  • Embroidery machine if you want to personalize or add names
  • Surprise package for all!

Supply list:

  • Sewing machine with bobbins, regular sewing foot
  • a ruffled or gathering foot (if you have them)
  • Pins
  • Thread
  • scissors
  • 2 m cotton fabric (Choose something you like)
  • Sharp rotary cutter
  • cutting mat
  • Tape measure
  • construction thread to match fabric

PACKAGE Pricing will be uploaded at 8pm (P.S.T.) September 18th!

Student registration BEGINS Sept 21, 2013

CFE is looking for YOU !


ARTISTS apply for a teaching position:

We cannot wait to see what you have to offer our fabulous clientele!

We have great NEW pricing incentives just for you! Without great Instructors, where would ‘Into the heART’ be?  You can find all the details on our application.

Where ART Happens & Mineral Spas Occur Naturally

Since 1886 people have made Harrison Hot Springs a destination in their travels.


Imagine relaxing in these lovely pools after attending one of our fabulous workshops!

Pool info and temps can be found by clicking HERE.

We look forward to seeing you next Spring! Registration begins this September.

Instructor applications are currently being accepted (CLICK HERE).

FREE wallpaper for July 2013 !

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Happy July!!!   Don’t forget that our REGISTRATION DEADLINE is July 12th for this Falls ART RETREAT!   You can also pay via paypal, if you are worried that you are cutting it too close too the deadline.

You know you want to teach at ‘Into the heART’!

Workshop Instructor SEARCH will be on soon for our SPRING 2014 “Into the heART” retreat, which will be held at a lovely local HOT SPRINGS Resort right here in beautiful British Columbia, CANADA!!

CONTACT US if you would like to be on our Instructor Application list.
You can also let us know who your ideal Instructor would be to take a class from.

Thanx ♥