(Cobbs Creek, VA, USA)
Entrance Art Cottage Studio
Art, Painting & Drawing
Winter is the perfect time to go within, to nurture dreams. An expert in cultivating dreams, artist Dorothy Fagan notes that it takes six weeks for seeds of dreams to germinate. While they are dormant in winter, there is a special opportunity to proactively cultivate and feed them. With her watercolor journaling method she calls creativSOUP, she demonstrates how to select and cultivate special dreams.
Dorothy’s life is a dream that manifested from a tiny watercolor postcard. She tells the story of how it happened in her book, Discovering Joy's Garden, about traveling to France on an artist's retreat. She now hosts retreats in Tuscany and Virginia for women that replicate the magic she experienced in France. Beginning with a watercolor postcard, her Girls Dream Weekend invites women to her art cottage studio in Virginia.
Footsteps from the Chesapeake Bay ... enter Dorothy’s dream world of vibrantly-colored landscape paintings, billowy clouds, and stunning sunsets. An oasis of creativity an hour east of Richmond, Virginia in Cobbs Creek, Dorothy’s creative paradise is filled with paintings, fiber art, and hand-painted jackets and silk scarves.
She invites each guest, or pair of guests to select their choice of painting media and interests. Easels and other studio equipment are provided. Guests are welcome to bring their own paint and other materials. Accommodations in the Woodland Nest Queen Bedroom or Pond Within Full Bedroom share a bath. Continental breakfast and lunch or dinner at a local eatery with Dorothy are included.
Custom itinerary selections include interpreting dreams in watercolor, painting a silk scarf on one of Dorothy’s original fabrics, oil painting, pastels, drawing, visiting nearby artisan studios and art galleries.
Dorothy discovered her passion for sharing creativity, painting, and designing silk jackets through her mother. After she died, Pauline came to Dorothy in dreams and paintings to finish what she had started teaching her as a child. Interpreting paintings and dreams, Dorothy discovered her own life purpose shared with her mother's ~ creating wellness and vitality through self expression.
Opening her art cottage studio to women traveling together or alone, Dorothy creates customized retreats for beginners and advanced alike.
Girls Dream Weekends
Dec. 30, 31, Jan. 1, 2018
Jan. 5, 6, 7
Jan. 12, 13, 14
Jan. 19, 20, 21
Jan. 26, 27, 28
Feb. 2, 3, 4
Feb. 9, 10. 11
Feb. 16, 17, 18
Feb. 23, 24, 25
Tuscany Creativity Retreat
Sept. 30 - Oct. 7, 2018
Info at http://thepaintinglesson.com/nurture-a-hibernating-creative-spirit/#.Wjk_W1WnGUk