Creating Along The Water {Washington is good for your soul}

I recently returned from teaching at Nurture Your Creative Seed.

This was the first retreat of Serena Berry {and I am sure so many more will be coming}.

I came in a day early to play with my good friends Lissa and Kim.

We ate our way through the city {the best way to see any city} and I always love seeing their sweet faces in person.

Lots of laughter binds me to women and both of these ladies have abundant joy.

After my time with friends I took the ferry to Bainbridge Island and made my way to the Hood Canal to teach.

The trees, water, mountains, house, girls, food and creative time was perfection and relaxing.

I loved my time with Mindy Lacefield, watching her create and getting to take her class along with all the girls.

Here is a peek at our time together…

{I taught both of these projects.  I taught journaling and portraits}

{A stone wall that surrounded the yard and I am a sucker for moss}

{Some of Mindy’s art supplies}

{Who agrees that the palette can be as pretty as the piece being worked on?}

{Capturing some of the journaling pages of one of the girls in the class}

{Loved seeing the girls sharing all of their work with one another}

{A quick peek at a few of my journal pages}

{The retreat house and our beautiful host}

{I had so many good talks and laughs with this girl}

If you have an opportunity to attend one of Serena’s retreats I hope you don’t hesitate.


In shop news one of our market bags was just featured in Flea Market Style!!

I LOVE this magazine and I am so honored to be featured.

They featured a market bag that is no longer in stock but we currently are offering THIS market bag.

We are also less than four weeks away from our BRAND NEW art course The Journey of Letting Go {creating beauty from ashes}.

You can register HERE or directly on our CREATIVE NETWORK.

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  1. amy

    love, love, love seeing your photography, jeanne! that area, with special women, creating…wow! thanks for sharing!

  2. Lynne Davey

    I grew up on Hood Canal, a truly magical place!! What a perfect spot for an art retreat. I am jealous!!

  3. kolein

    Love the photography! And seeing the faces of everyone is so wonderful. I’m into real people these days. I think I’ve been staring at too many photos of home decor!!! (which I adore, btw!)

    I’m gleaning so much wonderful truth and inspiration from your courses right now. Bless you for doing these!

  4. pam

    Mindy is going to be here in the End of April and I really want to take her class! I’m stashing my pennies away hoping I can get in on it last minute. Thanks for sharing a peek at it. Now I am excited even more!

  5. Kim L.

    Those beaches saved my sanity! Hard to believe that was 10 years ago, seems like just yesterday.

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