Contest #2

This contest is open to those who are  not currently registered for Art & Soul Portland 2011.  Shown is a partial photo of one of the class samples.  Visit the Portland section of our website to figure out which class and instructor it is and e-mail the answer to me at glenny@artandsoulretreat.com. (don’t list on FaceBook or this blog — you want to keep it a secret!)  I will put all correct answers into a drawing.  Two people will be selected and each will  receive a free class in Portland.   Hurry, the drawing will be September 15th.

So here is #2…

Please note that registration fees will be the responsibility of the winner. Good luck!

Well, she’s done it again! The inimitable Ricë Freeman Zachery has come out with another amazing book celebrating the creativity and connection of art retreats! She traveled the country, visiting some of the largest events in the nation, including — of course — Art & Soul. She takes you on a journey (right from the comfort of your living room) where you’ll find that these gatherings of like-minded souls not only seek out inspiration, but a sense of community — and they find it. Ricë has done the homework for you! If you’ve ever thought about attending an art retreat, or wished you knew what it was like, you need this book!

Ricë has even made a fun little video about her journey and the book — Destination Creativity: The Life-Altering Journey of the Art Retreat. Check it out…

And don’t forget to order your copy now on Amazon!  Or you can pick up a copy in our office at the Portland event.  Rice will be there to autograph your copy Sunday – Tues.  You’ll be uplifted and inspired!

This contest is open to those who are  not  currently registered for Art & Soul Portland 2011.  Each week, we will post a partial photo of one of the class samples.  Guess which class and instructor and email it to me at glenny@artandsoulretreat.com. (don’t list on FaceBook or this blog — you want to keep it a secret!)  I will put all correct answers into a drawing.  Two people will be selected and each will  receive a free class in Portland.   The drawing will be September 15th.  (registration fees will be the responsibility of the winner).
Here is #1

Contest #1

I’ve never been one to post philosophical thoughts on my blog or Facebook, but  cant help myself today.  We just came out of a full moon phase; a time that I ordinarily spend viewing the heavens and questioning our “being”.  The late summer and early fall are beautiful in the evenings; calm and pleasant.  But this time, forces have seemed out of control  — and not in a good way.   Has anyone else fallen into a series of bad circumstances?  I am fine, but have been surrounded by  tragedies and small disasters that have left me at a loss for words.  One thing after another has been piled on friends and acquaintances until you wonder just how much more they are expected to handle. 
Has there been a shift in the planets?  What causes so many things to spiral downward at all at once? 
I’m the original Pollyana  — I want everyone and everything to mesh, get along, be content and happy.  No unpleasantries; no discord. 
So lets start today with no more.  No more car accidents.  No more unexplained illnesses.  No more broken bodies.  No more financial woes.  No more squabbles.  NO MORE.
We will enjoy the ride; even if it is a roller coaster or a merry go round.  The ride can be harrowing or mundane — but we are living.  And I want to LIVE.

 

I know, I know! It seems like we just posted the 2012 Las Vegas classes for your perusal (because we did!) So hopefully, you’ve scoured your favorite workshops, looked through the talented list of instructors, and fallen in love with some of those example projects featuring so many amazingly creative pieces! And now it’s time to choose.

You’ll the information for the Vegas, June 14-18, 2012 event on our Art & Soul website now! So pick your lucky numbers, place your bets, and let those creative wheels start spinning… Woohoo!