With talk of finding balance?
With the sounds of joyous laughter?
With tales of sweetness and sisterhood?
Of dancing (and painting) in the rain?
Oh there was painting on dry land.....
(Photo of me above provided by Indigo Carlton.)
My first painting brought neon creatures out of hiding . . . creatures already there lurking in the thickly colored backgrounds. They needed only a pencil or fine brush to bring them forth.
My next felt deeper, more serious....
I've still much to do on that one - can you see the shapes in the background I'm beginning to bring out with pencil?
(Photo of me above provided by Connie Hozvicka.)
About this retreat:
Our FEARLESS™ Painting Tribe met in Sedona on September 29, 2011 for four bliss-FULL days. Our FEARLESS™ leader Connie Hozvicka gathered us together for the first annual Total Alignment Painting Retreat. I had met two of the ladies before, but otherwise none of us had ever met in real life. It is a testament to the kind of online community that Connie creates in her workshops that we were immediately at ease and felt as if we'd known each other for years!
Each day we began our days under cloudless blue skies. Temperatures were desert warm! We hiked each morning in the shadows of the Red Rocks, then painted until dark. Afterwards we enjoyed Yoga Nidra led by Connie, who is nearing completion of her yoga teaching credential.
Incredibly delicious food was prepared by the ever-smiling Hansel Solera, Connie's beloved. (All this really worked up an appetite!) Hansel is also a pro-photographer! The delightful Opal Keen assisted in all things food, hiking and paint related.
My FEARLESS™ Tribe Sisters are (links are there for those who have blogs):
Betsy Canas Garmon
Kim Philips van Buren
Charlie (Shamsi) Pettus
Christine Graziano Miner
Hansel A. Solera and his beautiful photography can be found here. (If you're nice, he just might cook for you!)