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Nature Sketching & Journaling - Table Rock Hike Saturday, May 6

Nature Sketching & Journaling - Table Rock Hike

Nature Sketching & Journaling – Table Rock Hike Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9:00 a.m. at Lower Table Rock

The iconic Upper and Lower Table Rocks—formed seven million years ago by a volcanic eruption—are prominent reminders of the rich natural and cultural heritage found in the Rogue Valley. For thousands of years the Takelma Indians called Table Rocks their home, and early settlers hiked to their summits in long skirts and full suits. Today more than 50,000 people each year connect with nature and history while walking their trails. These “Islands in the Sky” are designated as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern and an America’s Great Outdoors site to protect their diverse habitats, expansive views, abundant wildlife and a wealth of wildflowers, including the extremely rare Dwarf-wooly Meadowfoam that grows nowhere else in the world.

Join a couple of scientists-turned-artists for a hike and exploration of art in nature

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Dreaming of the Upcoming “Women’s Art Discoveries” Retreat

Jean and I have dug deeper into our life and creative experiences to re-fashion this year’s retreat. Last year we used the time up in the Sierras for recharging, doing a local presentation for Journaling and re-shaping a retreat that will delve … Continue reading

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Looking Forward to the 2014 Retreat!

This is where you will find posts about the 2014 retreat…once I write them! In the meantime, please select the “Objectives & Summary” page for the 2014 Retreat to learn more…Filed under: 2014 Retreat Tagged: 2014 lake alpine retreat

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Saturday after the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat ~ the playing

Our first wide open, uncommitted, untangled, footloose day at Lake Alpine dawned with blue skies. Those who’d registered in time for our Early Bird qualification, were gifted these two additional free nights stay to play! We dug into our breakfast … Continue reading

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Friday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat ~ the Ending

Our final day of the Retreat begins quiet, stillness surrounding our yoga with just the waves lapping between asanas. But shortly, frivolity skittered at the breakfast table. Our attentive Chef Kim had planned for us decadent French Toast topped with fresh … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat

The brilliant blue sky came to life as the sun peaked the ridge, flooding our Ponderosa Cabin with golden light. While we are gathering ourselves together to head down to the yoga rocks, Jean is already busy at work in her journal … Continue reading

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Sunday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat, The Beginning

Having arrived a couple days early, Jean and I knew the rugged, magnificent country waiting. All those driving up to Lake Alpine for the first time were coming through Sacramento, then weaving along California’s Gold Country towns and the final … Continue reading

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“Emerging Artist” Scholarship Awarded ~ 2013′s Momentum

Rebecca LaMonte

Late July, we began receiving applications for the ”Emerging Artist” Scholarship we offer yearly at the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat. Jean and I spent time perusing the intent and experience behind the words – finding one young lady that particularly stood out!

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Retreat 2013 ~ Preparation

As summer spills across our lives, Jean and I are excitedly whispering about the Fourth Annual Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat. We have our reservations secured for the Ponderosa and the Sequoia Cabins and have begun weaving thru our upstart of … Continue reading

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Writing, Learning, Living in the Blogosphere

Stephanie and Ivy

Editor’s Note: We hope artists will find value in Geneva’s interview with this mom and blogger who has successfully written her blogs for compensation. Plenty of food for thought here, and not just for mothers!

Geneva Miller for Southern Oregon Artists Resource

Adventures in Babywearing blogger Stephanie Precourt took her blog from an online parent journal to a wage earning site. Since her move to Bandon, Oregon, she’s rebooted her personal adventures in blogging—writing about the move, her children, her life. No product reviews required.

Adventures excerpt, Feb 15 I haven’t counted the stop lights yet but there are only a few, and two fast-food restaurants – Dairy Queen and Subway. We have plenty of coffee shops and cafes, which I also love. And a hardware store with a dog who follows you around . . . . This place doesn’t feel foreign to me . . .

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