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A sneak peak of what your experience will be like in Jesse’s fabulous 2 day workshop this October! (warning minor verbal profanity)

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 almost time to save your spot for a get away to meet fun, talented artists!

PAINT, JOURNAL, CREATE with an unleashed soul surrounded by the beauty of Mother Nature in beautiful British Columbia! Immerse yourself in what you love, share stories with kindred spirits and have the time of your life!

CLICK the line below for workshop details :

Jesse: (2 day workshop) ~ Freedom to Create just a few spaces left!

Art Retreat EVENTS  PACKAGE includes:

  • SWAG bag filled with creative goodies to swoon over!
  • Welcome night reception Thursday night… where the  TRADES happen!
  • Two 6 hour classes with sought after Artists! (one class on Friday & one class on Saturday)
  • Two lunches

  • SHOW & TELL Saturday after class!
  • FRIDAY NIGHT Art In ~creative gathering to create, journal & giggle with your kindred spirits.

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…and we are LIVE!

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What a wonderful adventure! (pics)

It has been 2 weeks since we ventured out to the lovely Harrison Hot Springs for our ‘Into the heART’ Art Retreat!

What a wonderful adventure!  We had an absolute blast. Plus the Students and Instructors seemed to have a fabulous time. Yeah!

We could not have asked for a better outcome. Friends were made, laughs were heard, art was created and souls were rejuvenated!

Here are a few quick sneak peak photos for you:

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FYI: Jeni (our FAB Photographer) and I will be selecting our favorite photos from the MANY that were taken over the weekend to accompany the article we shall be sending in to MINGLE.  🙂

STAY TUNED for NEWS regarding our next Retreat!

The REVIEWS are in!

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REVIEWS from ‘Into the heART’ attendees of Spring 2014:

  • “Had a fantastic weekend. Loved the classes. Thanks to Nicci Battilana for organizing the retreat. You did an amazing job. Can’t wait until next year.” – Wendy
  • “Had a great time! Took away some amazing techniques and some fantastic memories. Awesome venue, Harrison is a little oasis tucked away in the mountains. Just far enough away to feel removed from everyday life. Loved the pools. Glad to be able to share this with a friend. Both classes from Megan and Michael were chock full of awe , wonder and a few ah ha moments as well. Couldn’t have asked for better guidance to creativity. Will be looking for the next gathering. Thank you Nicci Battilana for making it happen.” – Debbie
  • “Great time! Made some wonderful pieces and gained some incredible knowledge. Thanks Nicci Battilana” – Debbie
  • “Such an amazing weekend! Thank you Nicci for all your hard work! Looking forward to next year.” – Michel
  • “Awesome awesome job organizing , awesome teachers and company lookin forward to next year!!!!!!” – Tammy
  • “It was a great weekend and so nice to meet so many talented people!” – Lorraine
  • “Thank you so much for a great weekend with so many talented people I ended up having to leave sat night as our son had a big tournament this weekend and after missing his Sat event I felt I needed to be there Sun. I wish I could of stayed and kept playing. I look forward to future retreats.” – Kim
  • “What a great weekend! Can’t wait to hear the plans for the next one! Thanks for a wonderful weekend Nicci!!” – Christa
  • “It was by far my favourite art retreat! Loved it! Thank you. Xoxoxo” – Christina
  • “Excellent Event!” – Cheryl
  • “Such a good time and an amazing group of people!!” – Megan
  • “It was a fabulous weekend! You did an awesome job.” – Jeni
  • “I wish I had another week of playing with Andrea Matus deMeng – I was starting to get comfortable with being uncomfortable!” – Kim

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STAY TUNED for details regarding our Fall 2015 Art Retreat!

To keep up to date on all of our events LIKE US on facebook or SUBSCRIBE in the upper right corner of our home page with your email address!

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THANK YOU to my wonderful Volunteers, Teaching Staff, Resort Staff, fabulous attendees  and everyone that has helped spread the word. Without you this would not have been the success it was.

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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,

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You are invited!

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!2014 CFE Retreat postcard2 copy

 CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

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CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

Your Host, Nicci ~ photo by John Biehler

Your Host, Nicci ~ photo by John Biehler

Nicci Battilana invites you to do just that. She has organized an event where you may to take a short time out from the ‘norm’.

She has gathered  talented unique individuals to offer workshops just for you.

 

CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

SAVE YOUR SPACE!

 

May 22-25, 2014                                                      CLICK HERE for Art Retreat Info
Get away from your daily responsibilities by joining Artist/Organizer Nicci Dot CA and other creative souls at the inaugural “Into the heART” Art Retreat! Besides being surrounded

by creative individuals such as yourself, you will find that you are residing in a beautiful lake side Resort on the West Coast of Canada, just 2 hours drive from Vancouver, BC & one hours drive from the Abbotsford Airport.. 

PAINT, SCULPT, SEW, JOURNAL, CREATE with an unleashed soul surrounded by the beauty of Mother Nature! Immerse yourself in what you love, share stories with kindred spirits and have the time of your life!                          CLICK HERE for Art Retreat Info

 Just $510.00 CDN per person!

  • 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 (when staying 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.2013-RETREAT-Play-time2-bw-

 

Students:

CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

SAVE YOUR SPACE!

CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price infoCFE-promo-focus03-SANY0374-words

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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6 days…

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We are looking forward to our great Art Adventure of 2014!   Swag bags are arranged….ohhh the goodies we will get to play with during our nightly art jam sessions!

Registration:  Registration deadline is January 25th.

Staying Off Campus: There are other hotels in the Harrison Hot Springs area, however, we cannot open up registration for these types of bookings until we have filled our contracted booking requirements to the resort. Plus, honestly, Harrison Hot Springs Resort has given us a fabulous price, which includes the meals (as mentioned below), event rooms, late night crafting rooms, countdown-06classrooms, the use of their on-site natural hot spring pools and the great proximity to your classrooms and meal/event locations. There is also a very high possibility, as well, that we won’t even have classroom space left for anyone wishing to stay off site.

 

All SKILL levels welcome!

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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!

NOTE:  REGISTRATION closes January 25th, 2014

CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

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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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!