Last week I attended Mary Lou Peters' Watercolor Nature Journaling Retreat at Kettunen Retreat Center in Tustin, Michigan and it was spectacular!
Watercolor is not my typical medium. I definitely felt out of my comfort zone - but because Mary Lou was such a kindhearted teacher, I was quickly able to relax so I could play with and learn how to interact with the watercolors.
The entire retreat was relaxing, blissful and so peaceful!
Oh, and did I mention the other wonderful women who were in attendance? That was the big bonus of the retreat! We shared stories, learned about each other's lives and connected in such a magical way! I can't wait to do this again next year!
Here are some of the watercolor painting and journaling that I did on the retreat - you might notice that as the retreat went on I began to connected with nature in a more abstract way.
I am so glad I took the time for ME! Getting out of my comfort zone and getting out into the woods to paint left me feeling refreshed, renewed and inspired!
Who wants to join me next year?!!!??
Make it a HAPPY day!
ps - if you want to learn more about Mary Lou Peters and her spectacular art - check out her website at www.maryloupeters.com