August 10, 2012

Inspired by Nature Retreat

Details for my next Inspired by Nature Retreat are up.  It's going to be October 26th - 28th in South Haven, MI.  It will be three days of non-stop creativity surrounded by the beauty of nature.  I'm so looking forward to this! 

Along with the three classes that I'm teaching, designer extraordinaire Erin Prais-Hintz is joining us as a guest instructor leading a workshop on Saturday night.  My classes range from beadmaking, metalwork to bead embroidery.  The theme of the retreat is "Into the Woods" and all the projects have a woodland motif.

The leaves will be awash in autumn's splendor, the retreat cabin is surrounded by a deck that we can sit out and enjoy the scenery.  We'll gather in the beautiful lodge to create and connect with new friends.  We'll walk the nature trails nearby with camera's in hand hunting for colors to inspire our jewelry creations.  We'll listen to the river and the leaves rustling.  It will be like a Robert Frost poem!  Only with beads, which makes it even better. 

Check out all the details at the Inspired by Nature Retreat site.

I'm off for the weekend to sell at the Blueberry Festival in South Haven.  A great event, filled with lots of nostalgia for me, spending time with my family in my favorite little town - I couldn't ask for more.  Tomorrow is also my birthday, so I plan to make lots of wishes and spoil myself too!  And I will be eating one of these cupcakes or two. Okay, maybe just the frosting off two cupcakes - it's my birthday after all.

Wishing you a happy and creative weekend! 


Chris said...

Hi Heather, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Jenni said...

How wonderful to have a nature inspired retreat with like minded arty friends and idea of heaven! Wish I could be there!( WAY too far!)
Photos look great and happy birthday for tomorrow.

Regina said...

Happy Birthday!

Nana Louise Nielsen said...

Just sounds heavenly. Wish I could join you. Gorgeous photos and beads! Have the greatest time.

sandi m said...

Happy Birthday, Heather!!

Have a great time at the festival.

A Half-Baked Notion said...

I really must obtain the Star Trek "transporter" so I can attend that retreat! Your area sounds so much like it is here in northern New Brunswick, Canada: gorgeous autumn foliage on the hardwoods, lots of nature trails and river views... and undoubtably the same kind of friendly folks. All I'm missing here are your exciting classes; that bead embroidery sounds heavenly!

Enjoy your cupcake? or frosting?! Everyone knows the cake is only a vehicle for making frosting easier to eat ('cause if you take a spoon to the bowl, you might get carried away LOL). Enjoy your special day, Heather!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Your retreat sounds fantastic! Beads and nature; my idea of perfection! Plus you had me at "walking the nature trails with camera in hand". Jewelry making and photography are my life; this retreat is right up my alley!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

p.s. Hope you are having a wonderful time at the Blueberry Festival and enjoying your birthday (and those cupcakes)!