In the midst of winter’s gray chill, Jean and I get to fly off to memories of previous Lake Alpine retreats, and in our mind’s eye, begin to concoct the makings of the upcoming 2016 “Alpine Art Retreat: Celebrating Women’s Painting & Journaling”. Or it may have the subtitle “Women Celebrating Painting & Journaling” … you see, it’s still in the planning!
This year we nudged the gathering to mid-August, 14th – 19th to be exact (or you could stay through Sunday, the 21st if you sign up early)! Besides adding the flair of more energy, with campgrounds still open and summer music sometimes permeating the weekend air, there will be “more wildflowers” (to quote one of our potential participants)!!! We also hope this date change will open the retreat to those who can only attend during the summer – like you teachers or campus career women or all you students on vacation (don’t miss our “Emerging Artist” Scholarship possibility)!!!
Shaking up the makings of the agenda will subtract some processes and add lots more potential. We want creatives to feel they may come focusing on water media painting skills only – or – come loving only to journal. And the other option is: COME DO THEM BOTH!!! Jean will lean more towards exploring abstraction and feeling nature’s design while Elaine will encourage experimentation and dive deeper into intuition. But we are not set in stone . . . and imaginings still swirl.
So stay tuned for more exact visions of the “sugar plums dancing at our retreat” in the coming updated menu items, “Itinerary” and “Objectives”. All we are certain of, is that it’s going to be fun, expanding and refreshing! Won’t you join us?