Thursday, May 3, 2012

Art Retreat in Place

I am devoting the next six days to an art retreat at home. I thought about going away somewhere, but there were too many reasons to stay home.  And I realized that it's better to be here where I have all my supplies rather than trying to pack up everything. 

I started getting a little stressed in anticipation - the expectations were sky high.  I was putting pressure on myself to get as much done as possible.  Last night I realized that I need to build in some quiet time to connect with my intuition.  So I won't just be in the studio 10 hours a day. It will be a true retreat in that I am taking time every day for meditation, reflection and spending time in nature. And I will be minimizing my computer time. 

I spent the past few days cleaning house and studio to minimize my distractions. Today it's an early start for a walk at a local nature center.  Then on to the studio to play with soy wax dye crayons.

Have a great week - I'll be back next Thursday.


  1. what a wonderful idea! hope you stay on task and enjoy your week......

  2. This is a fabulous idea!! We would have to turn off the phone, as well. Since we do not have TV service, that's no problem, but the computer is. I'm thinking Charlie and I would just have to go away from the house. We do have a plan in the works!! Hope your week is wonderful, productive - but not too much, and very renewing.

  3. Hope you're having a great retreat! I'm envious as I am in the midst of an extremely busy month away from home, only returning long enough to do laundry and repack my bags. I cannot wait to get back into the studio!

    Looking forward to seeing some retreat result pics!



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