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Anniversary Texture, Sierras in Black ~ September 11 and 14, 2013

Early September is usually pretty active. Not only am I packing and preparing for my Women’s Journaling Annual Retreat, but it is also my birthday and our anniversary too. So this page has whispers of how terrain between Roland and I had smoothed out, …

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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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Bandon’s Beauty

While on our annual family retreat to the Oregon coast we were blessed with beautiful skies after a heavy rain storm in Bandon by the Sea:

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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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Painting a Moving Target, by Stefan Baumann

Painting a moving target like waves in the ocean isn’t easy but there is a rhythm to nature and also to waves, and this pattern of movement can be captured in a brief time as I have done in this painting.

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Visits to a Hospital and a Birthday

My residual retreat memories juggled with my annual birthday collage creates pages in contrast.It was the final day at the retreat when one of my participants began feeling ill. We were blessed to have a retired nurse within our lil’ family group and t…

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