An Invitation to Treasured Women Near and Far,
Are you looking for a place to gather, relax, and learn new modes of making art this summer? I invite you to join myself and some of my favorite artists and friends to indulge in Art Magic in the Mountains at beautiful Bliss Farm & Retreat Center here in naturally abundant and divine North Carolina. Let us welcome you with fresh mountain air, atmospheric and ambient art making everyday, delicious & life-giving meals, and endless ways to relax including soothing fireside evenings under the stars.
To begin Art Magic in the Mountains you will arrive at Bliss Farm & Retreat which is located about 45 minutes from the Asheville Airport and you will be greeted with a flavorful treat and led to your choice of abode of the main farmhouse or a new cabin. Every accommodation has a convenient payment plan in place. From every dwelling you will be greeted with magnificent views of the countryside and valley below. From there we will tour lush green trails with soaring trees that will lead you to the main farmhouse, the fire circle, natural springs with the most enjoyable fresh water, and many little nooks around this resplendent property where we will be creating ambient and atmospheric art with mixed media and cyanotype materials. We will also meet the resident farm animals and get to know them by collecting eggs from chickens or milking goats (totally optional :)! Beautiful Women, Absolutely no artistic experience is required to indulge in this retreat and if you are already a maker then this retreat is a perfect way to enhance your creative toolbox for creating artful ambience.
What will we be making, you ask? Together we will create unique art for entertaining artistically and making space festive with a variety of 2D and 3D techniques. These techniques will include using cyanotype (printing with the sun), abstract drawing & painting, working with up-cycled materials & mixed media materials, and creating a Wall-hanging that you will be able to feature at your next gathering. Throughout the retreat we will explore what creating space means to us and discuss different ways to adorn your place and your table for welcoming guests with everyday objects and the art we create. I have also invited several of my closest and most creatively talented artist friends to share with you magic morsels such as “Fun With Line” art class with Court McCracken, Crystal Talk with Mary Schmaling, and Dine & Dye with Coco Nuco.
All the while we will be pausing to create a collective altar, to celebrate the Summer Solstice with ceremony, to move our bodies alive with yoga, dancing and traversing the hillside, to relax into massage by Geode Bodywork, and to nourish ourselves with scrumptious & homemade meals made by the owners of Bliss Farm & Retreat Center and surrounding local restaurants. Candlelit dinners will be a regular part of our retreat as well as collaborations with nature to create dining table vignettes that will be sure to wow your future guests!
Throughout Art Magic in the Mountains Retreat we will each complete several pieces of two dimensional and three dimensional arts made specifically to create ambience that you will be able to take home and that we will display as part of our atmospheric panorama for our finale dinner together. Early in the afternoon that day we will enjoy styling, costuming, and playing dress-up, and optional body painting with Mary Schmaling. We will then gather at the golden hour for a group photo shoot with professional photographer Chelsea Lane!
Finally we will feast under the summer night sky. We will surround ourselves with the art we have created throughout the retreat adorning our table and the trees. We will clink our glasses together in celebration of summer and each other. There are payment plans in place for all accommodations an I invite you to use code SUMMERSOLSTICE to receive $100 OFF your retreat. I will be honored to gather and make art with you in June!
Neighboring Osa Cabin, this gem includes delightful décor reminiscent of our time in Koh Lanta, with one (1) queen bed and two (2) single beds or loft beds, private bathroom and plush linens. This cabin is right beside a babbling brook and sleeping here will be an incredible opportunity to connect with nature. This cabins sleeps a maximum of 3 women. This listing is for one single bed. All accommodations come with a payment plan after deposit!
Neighboring Osa, this gem includes delightful décor reminiscent of our time in Koh Lanta, with one (1) queen bed and two (2) bunk beds or loft beds, private bathroom and plush linens. This is right beside a babbling brook and sleeping here will be an incredible opportunity to connect with nature. This cabins sleeps a maximum of 3 women. This listing is for the queen bed/1 person. All accommodations come with a payment plan after deposit!
We will wake up at Bliss Farm and Retreat Center each day to delicious and healthful breakfast. From there we will either engage in a calming meditative practice or partake in moving our bodies with guest artists and healers. Around noon we will sit down for a fresh lunch followed by an afternoon of art making, a divine dinner, and a fire circle ceremony each evening. Much of our activities will take place outdoors so we will have plenty of time to soak up the nature of Western North Carolina. Each day will be packed full of art making, learning, exploring the farm, and yes, relaxing. All art materials are included in retreat price. I look forward to being with you at Art Magic in the Mountains and providing you with a dreamy retreat! When you register for retreat I will reveal to you more details of our itinerary and the magic morsels it contains.