A five-day retreat to unearth and nourish your one-of-a-kind creative expression
Longtime collaborator, fellow artist, and friend, Lynzee Lynx, and I are excited to team up for this special retreat offering.
As creative guides, we often hear people express a deep desire to find their unique style of artistic expression, and we understand. We know making art that is unmistakably your own is both satisfying and integral, but we also recognize that finding your own style takes attention, patience, resourcefulness, and time.
In response to this hot topic and our passion for authentic creating, we’ve designed a powerful and playful curriculum with the intention of supporting you to discover and hone your own unique voice and style of painting.
Using the vehicles of mixed-media art, movement, meditation, and writing, we’ll explore personal experience, individual preference, story-telling, passion, intuition, and body wisdom. What we uncover through these inquiries will become fuel for our unique creative expression.
In addition to facilitated class time, you will have ample Open Studio hours available each day to immerse yourself in your art-making process. Table and wall space will be available.
“There are some people who vindicate the world, who help people live just by being there. Lynx and Flora are this: their presence and authenticity are inspiring and give me permission to seek and live my own truth. Being with them during this workshop broke open something in me that I am still discovering.”
– Denise G.
By the end of the retreat, you’ll leave with a fresh perspective, along with a rich, visual resource guide or “archive” of inspiration to reference and build upon for years to come. You’ll also have the chance to work on several large paintings on watercolor paper or canvas throughout the workshop to integrate what you’re learning along the way.
We believe the wealth of personal imagery, symbols, color palettes, stories, and techniques you’ll discover through this process will serve as invaluable support for your future art-making adventures, as well as your life beyond the canvas.
Why the prerequisite? This retreat does not focus on or teach the basics of intuitive painting. Instead, it encourages you to find your authentic voice by using the Brave Intuitive Painting process as a jumping off point.
If you’re ready to infuse more meaning, personal story, and depth into your work, while truly setting yourself apart from the rest, this workshop is for you.
Be a voice, not an echo.
– Albert Einstein
“Discovering Your Unique Style was a treasure trove of new ideas, insights, and useful tools to break up the “stuck” feeling. I’ve come away from this workshop feeling excited, motivated, and more confident to paint fearlessly. Four days of uncovering magic. It all goes by too quickly.”
– April F.
“I finally found and gave myself permission to pursue my own style without judgment. Loved it!”
Flora Bowley’s Portland, OR studio. Exact address will be sent upon registration.
Our retreat will begin Wednesday evening with an Opening Circle from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Retreat hours will take place between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day with ample optional Open Studio hours offered each morning and evening for luxurious integration time. We will end midday on Sunday.
We will provide an abundance of delicious, local, organic catered food throughout the retreat, including dinner on Wednesday, lunch on Thursday, a pizza party and campfire on Saturday night, and a farewell lunch on Sunday. Beautiful gourmet, seasonal platters, handcrafted tea, and fair trade coffee will be available throughout the weekend. All other meals will be on your own. There is a natural grocery store three blocks away, as well as many neighborhood restaurants. You are also welcome to bring your own lunch and relax in the studio over the break.
The workshop is limited to 14 students to ensure lots of personal attention, one-on-one support, and plenty of space to explore and create. Each participant will be invited to a private Facebook group to foster connections among the group.
There is a unique boutique hotel directly across the street from the studio, as well as many Airbnb options within walking distance. Links will be sent upon registration. Room and ride sharing will be facilitated through the private Facebook group.
Completion of the Bloom True E-Course, a Bloom True Retreat, or extensive experience with the Brave Intuitive Painting process.
There are no refunds for this workshop unless we are able to fill your spot. A $100 cancellation fee will apply if we are able to fill your spot.
Once you are enrolled in the retreat, you will receive several emails with details regarding the schedule, supplies, accommodations, and activities. Please feel free to email any questions to [email protected]. We are here to help!
“I really appreciated the studio time before and after class, and felt so supported to stay in my flow because you provided so much great nutritious food that I could stay and play.”
“This space is a sanctuary. Every need is taken care of.”
We will provide extensive mixed-media materials, as well as large watercolor paper, brushes, palettes, and rags. We will have 36″ x 36″ canvases available for purchase. You will be asked to bring the following (a more complete materials list will be emailed upon registration).
- A basic set of acrylic paints
- A journal
- A camera (phones are fine)
- Collage materials
- Your favorite art-making tools and supplies (all mediums are welcome)
- Loose, comfortable clothing. We’ll be moving our bodies and getting messy!
“Several layers of “protection” have literally been released. I’m taking away new freedom and courage to be me.”
- Twenty-four plus hours of facilitated retreat time, including plenty of one-on-one time with Flora and Lynx
- Fifteen hours of optional Open Studio time to integrate and play
- Ongoing support from the Bloom True team
- Mixed media art supplies, palettes, brushes, large watercolor paper, watercolors, water jars, rags, spray bottles, and your personal Archive Binder
- Light dinner on Wednesday’s Opening Circle
- Gourmet catered Lunch on Thursday and Sunday
- Healthy, seasonal snack platters, organic tea, coffee, and filtered water throughout the retreat
- Small, original, collaborative painting by Flora and Lynx
- Love-filled goody bags
- Live musical serenade
- Discounts on products and future courses
- Inspiration and connections to last a lifetime
“I truly feel that I have found my voice – for art making and for this new phase of my life.”
THERE IS NOTHING QUITE LIKE CREATING TOGETHER
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