Saturday, October 8, 2011

The FEARLESS™ Painting Tribe - Sedona

Saturday, October 8, 2011
How do I begin? By sharing a bit about our time in nature?

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):
Connie Hozvicka
Lauren Strach
Betsy Canas Garmon
Indigo Carlton
Shauna Meiri
Kim Philips van Buren
Charlie (Shamsi) Pettus
Jennifer Hunteman
Lisa Wilson
Christine Graziano Miner
Natasha Reilly
Lisa Hofmann
Opal Keen

Hansel A. Solera and his beautiful photography can be found here. (If you're nice, he just might cook for you!)


Bonita Rose said...

sounds so wonderful.. I'd love to attend something like this one day.. sadly, this year our trvl budget is nil. makes me sad.. but happy for you xo

Indigo Carlton said...

oh, takes me back right there. sigh. beautiful!
thank you tracie!

Margie said...

Wow, wow, WOW!

Lis said...

You may think you don't have the words yet, but these images speak volumes!

Since coming home I too have been playing with this process of intuitive painting (or ink dropping - really fun!) and then letting the images emerge ... like creative dreamwork ... I love it! I can't wait to see where your new piece goes ... just last night I was finishing up Anam Cara and he talks about how the dead may always be with us ... that is what I thought when I saw your work: it is the whole of your guides, angels, guardians, loved ones surrounding you, coming forth to support you ...

Love to you Sedona Sister!

xo Lis