The retreat offers a supportive and restorative day filled with creativity, sharing, music, delicious food, friends, reflecting and play—all while thinking and feeling about the concept of “personal gifts”.
What do you see as your personal gifts or talents? Is your life an expression of—or in alignment with your gifts? Are the gifts others see in you the gifts you want to focus on during this time of your life? What new or old gifts are yet to be discovered or recovered? How can you use your gifts to enhance the new world humanity and earth are striving to co-create? You are invited to explore these questions and others at the…
Activating Our Gifts Playshop –a day ReTreat for Women
We will gather to write, create, reflect, play, dance and share around the concept of “Personal Gifts”
More information and to reserve your space, simply fill out registration form HERE and click submit at the bottom of page. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. Information will be sent closer to March including some writing/thinking prompts to help you contemplate your gifts. I hope you can join us!
I’m super excited to announce we will have a ღ Creative GIRL ღ playshop for girls ages 9 to 14 during the last week of track out, Monday October 5th through Wednesday October 7th from 10 am to 2 pm in Northeast Raleigh. We’ll gather to play with clay, experiment with bookmaking, make jewelry, paint AND generate a fun and thoughtful kindness campaign. For more information and to register visit this linky.
Suggested registration is $125 per girl. There is also a creative pay-what-you-can scholarship option that will not alienate girls due to financial constraints.
Creative GIRL was created in 2013 to provide a safe and unique experience for girls to gather outside of family and school to share and listen, to honor creativity, self and otherly kindness, expression and empowerment. Creative GIRL playshops hold talking circles and explore multiple expressive art forms like journaling and painting, and promote kindness in action. www.creativegirl.net or email Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It would be my great blessing to celebrate your daughter at our next program.
I’m very excited about this special week coming. (Bzzzzzzz….Hummingbirds in my tummy.) Our first ever, Mighty Creative Adventure™ will bring mothers and daughters together–new friends from far and wide–to share a new experience, co-create memories for four days and three nights at our enchanted forest in the North Carolina mountains. We will learn new things, make a few things, share old stories, enjoy some s’mores over our campfires, while activating the great beauty, power and creativity within us. How does this sound?
We still have space for you and your mother (daughters ages 8 to 14 and mothers of all ages) to gather together to learn from each other, share, shine and LAUGH together as we adventure in a secret sanctuary located in the heart of the Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina–one of the oldest woodlands in America.
It is not too late to say “Us too!” Much more info can be found at http://www.mightycreativeadventure.com or feel free to email me. We have one partial scholarship remaining, and a lodge room or shelter space for you. Oh, and yes, if you are flying we have a shuttle service to safely transport you from Asheville (AVL) airport to our secret gathering place.
What do you think? How does this sound? Can you join us? Me, my daughters, my dear friend and partner in creativity Wendy Cook, and the other moms and girls this Thursday? Let me know. We’d love to welcome you to the Mighty Creative Adventure.
Fall is nearly here. I can tell by the color the is sun casting upon the trees…. that mellow golden orangey yellow, different than the bright yellowy yellow of summer… the fluffy whiteness of the clouds … and that exquisite blue …. ooooooooooh!!!!! Fall is my FAVE 🙂
I’ve been daydreaming about our next CG playshop and have a few fall-fabulous fun ideas in the works.
If you played last Fall, you’ll remember we had tents outdoors and got to spend time together beneath the blue sky and white fluffy clouds. Yes, weather permitting, we will do this again!
Our FALL playshop will honor the beautiful expressive art form of POETRY. We will celebrate a few great poets, and apply our hearts and minds to the creative task of writing our own. We will make beaded dreamcatchers and a teeny special journal especially for thoughts and ideas you want to keep close to your heart. (We’ll make a few other creations too, but I like to have a few surprises.) ❤
WHAT: FALL Creative GIRL Playshop for girls ages 10 to 14ish. 12 8 spaces at this time.
WHEN: September 29-30th 2014 10 am to 4 pm daily
WHERE: NE Raleigh off Louisburg Road and Mitchell Mill Road–not far from Wake Forest and Rolesville. (Location shared privately.)
GIFTING: $100* per girl includes all supplies except a few things each girl will be asked to find in nature before coming.
*If your family cannot afford this, please contact me for information about the pay-what-you-can CG scholarship program. Donations are appreciated and accepted via paypal linky on the righthand side of this page.
Register here and hit submit and full registration form will be sent to your email address, including payment details. (This is not automated.)
to our fall creativity celebration… creatifully yours,
The night before every creative GIRL I get butterflies… like it’s Christmas!!!! kind of butterflies.
I get to set up a creative party for 12 girls. Art supplies, material, crafts AND upcycle materials. Then for 3 days I get to watch the girls make stuff, share with each other, and help one another. We talk about kindness, creativity and being our true selves.
This is my job. My sacred business. My JOY!
How lucky am I?!
wishing YOU creatiful blessings,
P.S. Our July playshop is full, but we have openings for the August 5-7 playshop. Contact me or fill out this form here to register and if it’s not time for your girl, I’d be so very grateful if you’d help me spread the word. (I don’t spend money on advertising … shhhh, don’t tell my college advertising prof.)
Wowzer!!!! (as my 4-year-old Sonshine loves to say)! What an amazing experience. I went to Carrboro, NC to be interviewed by an inspirational talk show host, Lee Anne McClymont for her program Courage Cocktail Radio. She invited me to come to share about Creative GIRL and the journey to where we are.
To say I needed courage for today, well is a bit of an understatement. Even though I love talking and public speaking, this was really different for me: this was about my heart, completely from my heart for all to hear. Yes I have written online and shared with friends privately (in talking circles) about stepping away from my career, but this was the first time I publicly aired some of what happened, so I had to dig deep. I knew going into the interview that Lee Anne would be a beautiful guide and help me through. Lee Anne was so delightful, curious, gracious and supportive … I am so grateful for the blessing she is.
I know with all my heart that courage is not about losing your fear, rather courage is about facing your fear and doing things anyway.
Below is a link to the interview. Listen and if you want to, comment below and let me know what you are thinking. (I’m in the first half hour, then Lee Anne has Dr. Kathy Gruver sharing tips about identifying and managing our reactions to stress.)
(right click to download here http://www.ibiblio.org/wcom/podcast/mp3s/CourageCocktail/CC04302014106.mp3 )
In the interview I share a writing exploration we did during a previous playshop: the “I Am” poem. Here it is. Everyone can be a poet. Check out this link . You can quickly create a thought-provoking poem about the most wonderful person in the world: YOU! I’d love to see your creation, and I know others will too. There is no right or wrong, good or bad … just enjoy the words that come through you and play with them.
Thank you for reading, for listening, and for playing together in this unusual way.
courage is creative,
P.S. Oooh and if you are interested in this summer’s playshops, check out this page for more details. I do not spend ANY money on advertising, so if you decide to share the Creative GIRL Web site with friends with middle-school-aged girls, maybe the world will be a bit shiny-er!?