Nurture a Hibernating Creative Spirit

Girls Dream Weekend

Nurture Your Creative Spirit in the New Year

Cultivate dreams with painting and journaling. 

Inner Sanctum
Inner Sanctum, oil, willow charcoal, metallic copper pigment

Girls Dream Weekend

Join me in my Virginia studio by the pond for a weekend of dream journaling, interpreting dreams in watercolor, painting dreams, and heart-warming connections.

Winter is a perfect time to go within.

While the colors of the landscape are pallid and pale, winter is the best time to cultivate and nurture the brilliant colors of your Creative Spirit.

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Hidden within are vibrant colors. Wondrous harmonies of pastels and jewels are activated with the stroke of a brush and pen. In this special focused weekend, I will share the CreativSOUP Method I use to manifest dreams and paint brilliant, harmonious colors.

Your Creative Spirit deserves ~and requires~ special attention and nurturing during winter. You can use this proactive way of connecting your Creative heart and mind in the new year.

Join me in my studio, footsteps from the Chesapeake Bay, for a color-filled weekend of inspiration and a vibrant, flowing new year!

Beginners and Advanced Accepted

Dates & Accommodations

2-Day Weekend $500/person

CUSTOM DATES

Select 2-day, or 3-day weekend. Custom dates are available in January and February.  

ACCOMMODATIONS

Dorothy’s Art Cottage Suite with Woodlands Nest Queen Bedroom and Pond Within Full Bedroom share the full bath on first floor. Guest rooms filled with inspirational art and decor, luxury linens, and Dorothy’s private art library will nurture your Spirit.

MEALS 

Continental breakfast (granola, yogurt, fruit, coffee, tea) and one meal each day (lunch or dinner with Dorothy at a local eatery) are included. A list of local eateries is provided, along with use Dorothy’s fridge for stowing your favorite snacks.

ART PROGRAM 

Art Program includes Dorothy’s empowering painting demonstrations, one-on-one personalized instruction, and use of sunroom studio, palettes, and easels. Bring own paint, watercolor paper, brushes, and journal; or purchase watercolor kit for $15. Optional visit to Artisan Pottery Studio, Blacksmith, or Art Gallery can be arranged.

OPTIONAL 3rd day

Optional 3rd Day   Fabric Painting Dream Scarf is hand sewn with one of Dorothy’s original fabrics and ready for you to embellish with shimmering opalescent fabric paints. All materials and supplies to complete your scarf are included. You will take home an original, hand-painted scarf!

2-Day Girls Dream Weekend $500/person

3-Day Girls Weekend $700/person

Day 1

Arrive by 1 pm

1:00 – 3:00 pm   Journaling Dreams with Watercolor & Pen

4:00 pm    Tea & Chat

6:00 pm    Dinner

8:00 pm    Relax, Explore Dorothy’s Art Library, Watch a movie

11:00 pm   Dream & Wake Refreshed

tuscany watercolor paintings
In the Field, watercolor,

Day 2

8:00 am    Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 12:00    Painting Dreams  (Watercolor, Oils, Acrylics, or Pastels)

Noon – 2:00 pm    Lunch at Southwind with Dorothy

2:00 – 4:00 pm   Free Time (Visit Artisan Studios or paint, write, nap!)

4:00 pm    Tea & Chat

6:00 pm    Dinner  (on your own)

8:00 pm    Relax, Explore Dorothy’s Art Library, Watch a movie

11:00 pm   Dream & Wake Refreshed

WATERCOLOR ABSTRACT TREES
Happy Dance, watercolor,

Day 3 (oPTIONAL)

8:00 am    Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 12:00    Fabric Painting Dream Scarf

Noon – 2:00 pm    Lunch (on your own)

2:00 – 4:00 pm   Free Time (Visit Artisan Studios or paint, write, nap!)

4:00 pm    Tea & Chat

6:00 pm    Dinner with Dorothy at White Dog

8:00 pm    Relax, Explore Dorothy’s Art Library, Watch a movie

11:00 pm   Dream & Wake Refreshed

hand painted scarves
Select one of Dorothy’s original fabrics and hand paint  a scarf to wear home.

Day 4

8:00 am    Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 11:00    Dream Interpretation / Complete Scarf

11:00    Checkout

Footsteps from the Chesapeake Bay
2-Day or 3-Day Weekends
Custom Dates in January & February

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Silver Lining

What does a silver lining mean to you?

When I started this painting, it was not a sunset. I don’t even remember what it was, now that it is finished.

sunset oil painting
Silver Lining IV, oil on canvas, 24″ x 30″, Purchase Info>

The title was already penciled on the back of the canvas and this got me wondering. What was it that got me started on this painting?

It was rolled up with some other paintings in the studio. When I returned from my retreat in Tuscany, I found myself thinking about it. I’d done some small cloud paintings in Italy and wished to explore the idea on a larger canvas.

“Painting dreams feels like layering thin veils of color ~ all sparkly inside.”

Unrolling it and another along with it, I clipped them both on boards and set them on easels, side by side. Like a dream, I don’t really remember the middle part. I only remember painting very thin veils of color, one after another, until the painting looked like this.

That’s the way dreams seem to me ~ very thin, translucent veils, wavering in my being. Only the present one is clear. Then it is replaced by the next, and so on.

Until finally, I can see them all like a prism ~ and I feel amazed and sparkly all inside.

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