Friday, September 5, 2008

More on the Journey

Thanks so much to those of you who have left comments and have emailed me privately, encouraging me in my dream to create An Artful Journey. I'm so thrilled and uplifted by your support! You've asked for more details, so here's what I know for now: the first retreat is scheduled for Feb. 18-22, 2010 with Lesley Riley, Nina Bagley, Albie Smith, DJ Pettitt, and Kelly Rae Roberts and Mati McDonough.

The 2nd event will be on July 18-22, 2010 with Stephanie Lee, Judy Wise, Katie Kendrick Richard Salley, and DJ Pettitt. And I'm thrilled to announce that Kelly Rae Roberts will also be participating in some capacity--she's an amazing, inspirational young woman, just brimming with talent. In case you haven't heard, her new book just hit the shelves and it's a real treasure, so be sure and check it out!

When DJ was visiting here recently, we had the chance to go up to the Presentation Center for another look, and she kindly took these great photos and posted on her blog about the center. I'm so thrilled that she could feel the serenity and uniqueness of the venue, and that she was as excited about it as I was when I first laid eyes on it!
Prices haven't been finalized yet, but one fee will cover 4 nights lodging, 3 days of classes with one instructor, all meals, evening gatherings and other fun activities and treats. The center has places to gather as a group, but also special little areas to escape to if you need some quiet time--walking trails through the forest, small tables out on the patio, and benches scattered both indoors and out. There's a little something for everyone!
I've got a website in the works, so all the details will be posted there as we go along. My webhost just had her first baby, and is taking some time off to get acquainted with the little one (congratulations, Rachelle!), but we'll have it up soon. Once she's back, I'll be sure and put up a 'subscribe' button on the blog, and will do my best to accommodate any other requests. If you have any questions/comments/suggestions, please don't hesitate to contact me on the
'contact me' addy listed here on the blog--I'd love to hear from you!

And yes, I'm also hoping to offer a few "Day Journeys" in 2009--single workshops with guest instructors, to be held here in Los Gatos, CA. As soon as I have things confirmed, you'll be the first to know! Stay tuned...


Stephanie Lee said...

Cindy, this venue looks AMAZING!!! I can't WAIT to be a part of the vision you are creating!


Robin Olsen said...

Wow--what a gorgeous place for a retreat! I love the California mission look the building has. How far is this from Santa Cruz? I think a few extra days in my favorite arty town tacked on to a retreat sounds lovely. Great idea to have 3 days with one teacher for more in-depth work. Definitely something to look forward to!

Jamie said...

I am definitely going to be there! As a former CA girl (living in MT for the past 21 years...) I want to come spend some time in this beautiful place! Can't wait! (BTW - 2010 will be my 50th year... so this will be my gift to myself!) Jamie V in MT

Lorri Scott said...


I'm glad this palce worked out for you and that others like it as well. I don't have a 2010 calendar yet but as soon as I do I will pencil these dates in.

See you soon,


Lost Aussie said...

Sounds like you are making wonderful progress, it looks like a wonderful spot.

Anonymous said...

Please let me know when you have the details of the February 2010 event. I live in SF and this would be a great chance for me to take workshops with the wonderful artists who will be leading them.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

how very inspiring...i'd love to know more about your sweet dream adventure!

Amy Steinberg said...

Oh my gosh! I can't wait to hear more and you are in my neck of the woods. I'll definitely stay tuned! Cheers - Amy @ Charming Sam Studio