Category Archives: Retreat

Our Retreat “Emerging Artist” Scholarship Awarded!!

Tah-Dah … it was way back in 2009 that I first met this charming young lady. She came to me asking if I would mentor her in watercolor for her 8th Grade Project. Together we met for weeks, months. I … Continue reading

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Dreaming of the Upcoming “Women’s Art Discoveries” Retreat

Jean and I have dug deeper into our life and creative experiences to re-fashion this year’s retreat. Last year we used the time up in the Sierras for recharging, doing a local presentation for Journaling and re-shaping a retreat that will delve … Continue reading

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Friday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat ~ the Ending

Our final day of the Retreat begins quiet, stillness surrounding our yoga with just the waves lapping between asanas. But shortly, frivolity skittered at the breakfast table. Our attentive Chef Kim had planned for us decadent French Toast topped with fresh … Continue reading

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Thursday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat

This brilliant blue-bonnet-blue sky day brought us silent yoga by the lake, not even a boat nor fisherman floated nearby. We weave back through the village of cairns to a satisfying breakfast. I’m ready for two more of my most … Continue reading

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Wednesday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat

We were up early to stretch through our yoga (but had to stop and relish again, the delicate beauty of Hobbiton) and breakfasted before Wednesday activities. This mid-week apex in the Retreat is our time to shoot out from our comfy cabin … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat

The brilliant blue sky came to life as the sun peaked the ridge, flooding our Ponderosa Cabin with golden light. While we are gathering ourselves together to head down to the yoga rocks, Jean is already busy at work in her journal … Continue reading

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Monday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat

Monday dawned sunny and inviting. We meander our path down to our sandy rock outcropping where we do our mornin’ yoga.  The lake’s quiet and serene blue begins to further quiet our minds, emptying all thoughts save for that of connected-ness and creativity. Following … Continue reading

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Sunday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat, The Rocking Chair

There is a magic, an “other-worldly-ness” that starts to descend upon this annual retreat. With Jean and I arriving a couple days early, the spell seems to begin early. Upon arrival, we know we need to move around the furniture of … Continue reading

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Sunday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat, The Beginning

Having arrived a couple days early, Jean and I knew the rugged, magnificent country waiting. All those driving up to Lake Alpine for the first time were coming through Sacramento, then weaving along California’s Gold Country towns and the final … Continue reading

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“Emerging Artist” Scholarship Awarded ~ 2013’s Momentum

Late July, we began receiving applications for the “Emerging Artist” Scholarship we offer yearly at the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat. Jean and I spent time perusing the intent and experience behind the words – finding one young lady that particularly stood out! She’d … Continue reading

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