Find Your Tribe and Love Them Hard

I have just returned from a wonderful art retreat in North Carolina.  Eat, Paint and Love.

Not only was it wonderful being with other creatives, but our environment added to the joy and companionship of the experience.

Imagine a large, beautiful beach house right on the ocean.  Eleven women, delicious food, the beach, a painting studio and wild horses added to the mix.  It doesn't get any better than that!

The retreat was on Corolla Beach, on the outer banks.  Not an easy place to travel to, but well worth the days journey with two flights, 2 1/2 hour taxi ride and 4o  minute beach excursion.  We spotted a group of horses right from the get go.  

The recreation room of the home became our studio where we had daily lessons with Kelly Berkey and Chtista Thomas.  Painting a variety of subject matter in oils.  Sharing this time with others is so important for growth and development.  Loosing our ambitions and changing old habits.  

Talking, sharing, observing is so vital to developing our skill.  Knowing that we are not alone in our painting struggles.  Gaining wonderful friendships along the way.

I not only fell in love with this beautiful, majestic beach, but fell in love with the creative tribe of women that shared the week with me.