In Sanskrit, the word for fire is agni. The ancient yogis saw this flame at the centre of the abdomen and believed it to be responsible for our vitality. When it is lit, we are connected to our purpose and sense that life is a sacred gift. It is said that those who cannot see the sacred around them have let their inner flame go out. Feel the call to reignite that fire, to cup your hands gently around those things you’ve forgotten and protect the flame, no matter how harshly the winds around you blow.
I seem to have developed a cottage industry in making these Freya’s Tears paintings. This one is the most recent and measures 24 inches by 30 inches so is quite a statement piece. She is flying over to the States. I can work to commission in creating one in any size. Email: email@example.com
When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.” Wendell Berry
Exploring Goddess Archetypes, Albox, Almeria, Spain. May 1st – May 8th 2021
Painting Goddess Archetypes. A week-long painting retreat in a lovely Spanish cortijo in Albox, Ameria, southern Spain. We will be exploring Goddess archetypes through oracle cards, painting, writing and guided meditations. This retreat will be self-catered. Albox has plenty of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.
All materials, art tuition and art supplies and lodging will be provided. Also, a guided walk with a local guide. Cost is £850 (GBP) per person payable via Paypal or bank transfer. A (refundable) deposit of £200 (GBP) is payable prior to the retreat. To secure your place please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form above. Flights and insurance are not included. I can arrange for transfers to and from the cortijo at additional cost. Balance is payable 4 weeks prior to the workshop.
Local painters are also most welcome. If you live close by or in Spain and have your own accommodation and want to join us, the cost is 50 euros per day.
Painting our Goddess Archetypes
Exploring Goddess Archetypes through Divine Feminine oracle cards, painting, writing, guided meditation and nature walks.
May 1st to May 8th 2021
Cost £850 GBP per person
Non-painting partners welcome, at £450 per person. (They will be with us for the walk and trips.)
(All deposits and pre-payments are refundable at this time, due to Covid-19 uncertainties.)
Saturday, May 1st 2021
10 am. Opening circle, introductions. Self-catered lunch 1 pm. Afternoon: 2pm. Guided meditation, writing and a discussion on Goddess archetypes. Painting together.
Sunday: 10 am: Painting together all day. Instruction and tuition by me throughout. All meals self-catered.
Monday: Discussion, sharing. Divine Feminine oracle cards, guided meditation. Painting all morning. Lunch 1pm. Afternoon trip guided by me to local beauty spots
Tuesday: Guided meditation, poetry writing, painting morning and afternoon.
Wednesday: Painting, lunch. Afternoon more painting or free time.
Thursday: Nature walk with local guide
Friday: Group discussion on our paintings. Sit and meditate with our paintings and ask what they are telling us. Painting, lunch, painting in afternoon.
Saturday: More painting, lunch, Closing circle.
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