On April 20, some amazing writers met with Dr. Will Donnelly, Professor of Creative Writing, to learn, to listen, to write and embrace the written word. Writers with all levels of experience came together to bond and appreciate their individual talents while dissecting prose, discussing aspects of story telling and writing with and without prompts. The day started off with coffee and a scrumptious breakfast, and getting acquainted. The morning session was intense and invigorating. After a delicious lunch writers meandered around the property, sitting under trees, lounging along the bayou or finding their own special place to compose. As we came back together, stories were shared and whole new worlds opened up for us. Thank you Will and thanks to all who participated in this most memorable day.
On December 1, 2012, twenty-three amazing women came together to “find their divine” on our five enchanting acres along Dickinson Bayou where we once again convened to celebrate and share. We discovered that “one small adjustment can make our lives work” as we watched a short film clip, learned about melted crayon art, altered couture, porcelain art, tai chi, meditation and other amazing wonderments.
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Our January 21 Seasons of Life Creativity Workshop included 14 women who came together to talk about new chapters and new choices for 2012. It was a great day for new friends and old acquaintances to enjoy delicious homemade scones, muffins, fruit, coffee and juice over morning chatter, and spend some down time in the airy, light-filled art studio on Dickinson Bayou. Guest speaker Rhonda Porter of A Peace within Wellness spoke to us about the benefits of aromatherapy as the room became permeated with cedar, lavender, lemon and other wonderful smells. Discussion time followed as two gypsy women read our fortunes and assured us all that George Clooney had a place in his heart for all of us. After a scrumptious lunch of sweet Italian turkey lasagna, full salad bar, vegan black bean soup with brown rice followed by homemade chocolate chip cookies and vegan baked apples with almond ice cream, everyone found their special place amongst the cottages and trees to write, draw or just simply reflect and meditate. More sharing followed with wine time at 5 p.m. in the main house where we talked about the day and celebrated our time together.
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Our next Creativity Workshop & Retreat has been scheduled for Saturday, January 21, 2012. The theme is entitled:
We have a discounted price right now if you register before Dec. 31, 2011. $75 instead of $85.
If you bring a friend who has never attended, you get an additional $10 off and the friend comes for $75. Sign up now!
The Seasons of Life Nov. 12 creative workshop/retreat for women was all about the “power of place.” We all had a wonderful day writing, conversing and meditating about what makes a place powerful and discovering where our inspiration truly lives.
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