Thursday, August 31, 2017

Girls Just Wanna paint Challenge: August 2017: "Still Life"

This is a watercolor sketch of the beautiful house my husband and I stayed at last month on Gotts island  in Maine. The challenge for the Girls Just wanna Paint was "still life". Not a bowl of fruit- but the chairs and walls that stayed still!
See all the other art here.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Damons Point Sunrise

Got up early to touch up the lighthouse pole in Marshfield center so on my way stopped to see the sunrise! The fish were jumping- this guy was waiting for his breakfast.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

One Morning in Maine and Yoga Painting Retreat!

I was recently in Gotts Island Maine- a lovely tiny island where there are no cars , or electricity- so quiet and beautiful. We enjoyed a view of the milky way and brilliant stars every night. I filled a sketchbook with loose watercolors. Its was so restorative!
This is a veiw from behind the island Cemetery looking at a couple  of the beautiful houses.
I'd love to spend a couple of weeks there to paint. Next year perhaps!

Speaking of Maine and watercolors, Join me and Yogini Tricia Glynn at Namaste Yoga this October for a fun weekend!
We will be painting, doing yoga and relaxing together. This is a "real person " yoga retreat- 
( in other words wine is allowed LOL)
Contact Tricia here if you want to sign up!

Southern Maine Farmhouse Retreat
October 13-15, 2017
Now Booking!
14 Guest Max for this retreat. Sign up early!

You do not have to be a yogi or an artist to attend this retreat. 

YOGIS- So you're not an artist?  That's OK!  Remember way back when you were a child and you would paint a picture just for fun?  You didn't care if it was good or bad.  It was fun!  Painting classes are all levels and beginners, or those "afraid that they will be terrible" :-) are encouraged to try, but if you choose not to participate in the painting you will still get a LOT of yoga on this retreat. The painting workshop is half yoga and half painting.  If you do not want to paint, during the times when guests are invited to leave their yoga mats and go to their art work you can take a break, stay on your mat and stretch on your own, or practice your savasana.  I promise, no one will make you paint, but if you choose to try we are happy to help.

ARTISTS- So, you're not a yogi?  That is also ok!  Yoga classes are ALL levels.  Beginners are more than welcome.  Classes move slow to make it safe for beginners and those who prefer a gentle style class.  Challenges are also offered for students looking for a stronger practice.  We will move slowly working advanced posture from level 1 to 4, so you can decide how deep you want to travel into the work.  Breaks are encouraged when you need them.  Your yoga practice should feel good.  It should be an enjoyable time and I hope you will try it.  If not, The studio will be open to you during the weekend and you are welcome to come in and paint at any time.  Even during the yoga classes, as long as you are quiet and pause from your work or take a break during the Savasana (The last 10 minutes of each class).  If weather permits, you will not even want to be in the studio because the grounds are BEAUTIFUL!!!  Jorgi is the gardener and he is incredible.  You will feel the love that he has for his flowers and vegetables the moment you step outside.
Package Details
  • 2 Nights in a Traditional New England Farmhouse- All twin size beds. 
  • All Meals- Healthy, Delicious & Gluten Free.  Caterer has experience with special diets and is happy to meet your dietary needs.
  • ​One Yoga & Painting Workshop
  • Several 5 Minute Painting Tips Mini Classes throughout the weekend
  • 5 Yoga/Meditation Classes

Your non refundable deposit for this retreat is $100.  Your deposit holds your spot, so don't forget to send it with your registration.  A deposit for all guests staying in a private room must be sent to reserve a private room.  Final payment is due on or before August 31st.
14 Guest Maximum for this retreat.

Shared Room

$450pp-Quad Occupancy - $100 Deposit = $350 

Private Rooms
$450pp - Quad Occupancy- $100 Deposit = $350 

$500pp - Triple Occupancy- $100 Deposit = $400 
$550pp - Double Occupancy- $100 Deposit = $450 
$800 - Single Occupancy (Only one available)- $100 Deposit = $700