Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wishcasting Wednesday 2010

   Jamie from has the most intriguing prompt for this 'Wishcasting Wednesday', 'What dreams to do you wish to explore?' I have one recurring dream that I have always wanted to bring to life and that is to travel to an 'art retreat' where the sole purpose of the trip is to spend time with like minded people, creating, learning new techniques, experimenting with new mediums and just enjoying the creative process. I have always pushed that dream on the back burner because of family obligations, work etc. Well this year I am going to plan that trip!!!

I stumbled across this wonderful site during the holidays and it's all I can think of! At 'Navel Jelly Studios' they have an artist's retreat called 'Art in the Rough', it's only a few days long (certainly doable for my first retreat) and it takes place in the beautiful state of Maine (within driving distance)! I know many will think I'm crazy for wanting to camp instead of doing the whole hotel thing but it just sounds so charming I can't resist. Luxury camping in the beauty of nature, several workshops offered and meeting new people, PRICELESS! where did I put that credit card???


  1. "Art In The Rough" sounds fab to me. Can't wait to hear all about it!
    As Diva Kreszl wishes for herself, so I wish also.

  2. That sounds wonderful!! No better place to create than God's outdoor room. I look forward to hearing the outcome!
    As Diva Kreszl wishes for herself, so I wish for her also with abundance.

  3. Diva,
    I don't think that sounds insane at all. If its something you want to do and can, do it. Don't I sound brave? I go out the front door and come in the back. HA.
    I saw a picture of the book FRENCH GENERAL on one of your posts. I have the first edition 2006 and I looked it up on Amazon and its worth I think they said over 200 dollars. Well I'll be keeping that book.
    Thankyou so much for your comments over at my site, always nice to have the company.
    Nancy Jo

  4. I'm so happy for you. I know you'll have a wonderful time.

  5. Oh yes, sounds fantastic and such fun. Go book it now before you change your mind then be sure to tell us all about it.

  6. I wouldn't resist this either, Diva....
    As you wish for yourself, so i wish you ONLY the best of times at the retreat....

  7. That sound like such fun!

    As Diva Kreszl wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

  8. Wonderful wish Diva, mine is similar!

    As Diva wishes for herself, so do I wish for her also!

  9. What a wonderful idea! Being close to nature - and having the chance to create! Lovely!
    As Diva wishes for herself, I wish for her as well.

  10. I think this is a fabulous idea, Diva! But, you know, there is NOTHING to prevent you from hosting or co-hosting one of your own as well. You don't have to have an army of people who attend....just like-minded people. You could hold it anywhere: your home, a friend's home or the cabin. You might even be able to rent a warehouse or other large space.

    A retreat like this has your name written all over it...and then you could work on my commissioned piece....

  11. I would love to go to a retreat one day too, though I don't know about the rough part:)
    That first image is so beautiful, love how delicately she is holding that butterfly. Little girls are so precious.

    Thank you for visiting my blog & your words over at Wishstudio :)

    Shona Cole

  12. I think it sounds wonderful Diva! I love camping in luxury :)

    I hope you'll take pictures... hint... hint ;)


  13. I am so super jealous it's not even funny! lol I have never heard of an art retreat until now but now I need to find one. I hope you have fun. I can only imagine "roughing it" would highten your artistic experience.

    As Diva wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

  14. Good for you on planning to join that retreat, I think you will love it! I agree with you, I would much rather go camping in the beauty of nature than stay in a hotel. The creative juices will flow so much easier out in the open:-) xoxo

  15. I get excited just reading about your plans--not excited for me, but for YOU. I wouldn't do the tent, camping thing if you paid me. But I would love to be in Main doing almost anything. Keep is informed as details are worked out. I'm happy for you.

  16. As Diva wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. What a wonderful wish to give yourself, a creative retreat. I am attending one in Sept in New Hampshire it is call SQUAM Art workshops.