Hi There Creative Soul,
We're heading to back to the amazing inspirational city of Marrakech, Morocco for our 4th Art Retreat there!
November 8-13, 2019
If you've been dreaming of joining us on this adventure, please know that we will not be running a Morocco Retreat in 2020 so now is your chance to jump in with us! There are so many reasons to give yourself this GIFT, here are a few of our favorites....
No. 1: THE ADVENTURE!It goes without saying that traveling to Marrakech is certainly an adventure! Any journey that we make outside of our comfort join will be an adventure on some level. I know that before I visited for the first time I longed to see the winding maze-like streets of the Marrakech Medina (old town) and to shop the glorious textiles in the ancient Souk Markets! Morocco was at the top of my "must visit" list for years, but I couldn't get my head around the logistics of how to plan such a big trip, where to go, what to see....and I definitely didn't want to do it alone! Once we began running our Retreats I knew that we needed to visit Marrakech, and it has really been such a dream getting to know this amazing city, people and culture! Traveling there with a group of women was the perfect way to do it, and we want to give that to you.....dive right into the adventure since we've figured out all the HARD PARTS!
No. 2: THE SISTERHOOD!Can we even say enough about this aspect of the Retreats? I don't think so!! IT is truly the most special pocket of time that we share together with the women on the Retreats! Connections are our favorite thing about our Retreats. When we leave our families and the responsibilities of our day-to-day lives, it opens up new space for us to feel, think and grow. For me right away I start to feel a deeper connection to myself, that soft quiet part of who I am at the core, she is able to feel louder and more free when I take this time to go away and re-connect with her. Connecting with other women when we are all experiencing this re-awakened sense of connection to ourselves and inspiration, well that has created amazing bonds of friendship & lifelong connection. There is nothing better!
No. 3: THE SHOPPING!You've probably heard about the shopping in Marrakech, do you wonder how good can it really be? We are here to tell you, it is everything you have heard and more. The gorgeous Marrakech Souks full of hand made goods truly holds some of the best shopping in the world. During our 3 previous trips we've learned about our favorite places to shop...and we have found the most amazing guide who takes us to all of his favorite places. The amount of hand crafted work feels endless, its a feast for the eyes. We especially have fallen in love with the rugs, as you can see in our shop Zuzu Bazaar, where we've brought back some of our favorites!! Finding YOUR favorites during the trip is the experience to always remember, and living with these finds in our homes afterwards makes us happy every day!
No. 4: THE INSPIRATION:In planning our Retreats we imagine the most delicious days EVER, we ask ourselves what would we want to do above all else, and then we invite you to come along with us! Picture yourself in absolute technicolor, life changing Marrakech heaven! Intricate patterns, saturated colors, secret gardens, new sites and sounds, all await you at every turn. Your senses are overwhelmed in the best way possible, and then we settle down each day to paint it out, capturing all of that inspiration to take back to your home studio with you. We always create so many paintings inspired by our time there, and this processing of the visual impressions and inspiration lasts for years....we have had Retreat participants tell us that it has changed the course of their work. Its amazing!
No. 5: THE ART!Last, but certainly not least are the transformative art workshops that we offer daily during the retreat! Mati & I will lead you through workshops on capturing inspiration with watercolor paint, providing you with the opportunity to meet the projects wherever you are in your art practice. These deeply Inspiring Watercolor Painting lessons will be based on our popular course: IN THE FLOW. You’ll gain so many new skills, ideas, prompts & new ways of approaching your work, these lessons will take your painting practice to the next level! We explore local symbols, colors & designs as we work in our rooftop studio there in Marrakech, bringing in the local culture and expanding our own personal vocabulary of marks & shapes. Painting there is full of so much joy and inspiration!
And the VERY BEST PART is that you get to learn on the Retreats with both Mati and I IN-PERSON!
We LOVE getting to know our students in this intimate way in a small group. We don't offer very many in-person classes these days, so our in-person Retreats are really such a special time! We'd love to paint and share this adventure with you!!
See you in Morocco!
Sending so much Inspiration your way,