Friday, January 14, 2011

My Soul is Sending me to Cali

As I've gotten older I've been spending a lot more time listening to my heart and listening to my soul. I am less concerned with what I should do or what I think people expect me to do. Doing this is what brought me to start this blog and to revisit my love affair with arts, crafts, and creativity.

And now it is taking me to California. I am heading off to a painting retreat with Chris Zydel in the Napa Valley area. I will be staying in a mountain resort and painting with wild abandon for a week! I will be spending time hiking in nature, connecting with fellow artists, soaking in the atmosphere, expressing my creativity, tuning into my intuition, playing with juicy, colorful paint, and taking some time to recharge my batteries.

I am so completely thrilled about it I could jump up and down clapping!

I may or may not be posting in the time that I am gone but I will be back and I will have a lot to share with you so have a great week!


  1. oh michelle! what a wonderful gift to yourself! have a fabulous time, can't wait to hear all about it!!!

  2. HI Michelle,
    I just found your blog through another - silke powers - and I am a student in Chris Zydel's teacher training. She is an amazingly wonderful woman and spiritual being and you will have so much wonderfulness there. xox Corrine

  3. Oh Corrine, I am so jealous! I REALLY wanted to do the teacher training with Chris but it was not to be at this time. But you are right! I had an amazing time at the retreat! Thanks so much for stopping by and saying hi!

  4. I will tell you that the second time painting was so different than the first, keep at it. We have all found(our group) that it's hard to paint in a vacuum with out the energy in the room, but you can figure it out. Chris is an amazing woman and if it's in your heart, you will find a way. Good luck!!! xox Corrine

  5. Hi Michelle, that sounds absolutely wonderful! Like heaven, in fact. :)
    Thanks for visiting my blog recently and for your very kind words about my artwork. I just posted about my encaustic workshop that I'll be doing in February. It's going to be in Evanston,IL. A little far from Aurora, but it should be a good time!

  6. Oh Bridget, that sounds great. I will have to check it out. Thanks for stopping by!