July means early bird savings and I want you to know first. . .
Pretty fantastic huh! Summer! (or Winter!. . .when in southern hemisphere)
On that note, I am greatly looking forward to visiting my dear family and lounging around with my sketchbook! Read more about this in ‘Tip of the Month’ below to get insights on what kind of art supplies to bring on holidays!
Now, as I get ready, I’ve been thinking about how content I am with how this year has been shaping up. . . As you know, I created lots of change since January. It was risky though felt much support from you all, that I knew it would be ok! Read below about new things on the horizon!
Last week, at the Atelier, we had our last painting retreat of the summer. We had 12 amazing participants, of which half flew in to town to join in. Can I just pause for a moment? I love this! This has given me such the feeling of being a tourist in my own city! We painted, connected, shared, discovered new techniques and of course enjoyed yummy meals.. . .
On Thursday morning, during the retreat, I squeezed in a Smart Session. The difference with these Smart Sessions is that we paint with a specific theme in mind. The idea here is to brainstorm on the topic in order to get to the essence and inspire change. We do this by taking a step back and reading the painting(s). I have fused art therapy with coaching here, and it works like a charm. The exact process is laid out in my book, Smart. Also pleased to share that since I started offering private 1:1 Smart Sessions they have really caught on. It is fullfilling for me to be able to witness multiple shifts and breakthroughs that have been happening. More about this below. . .including the first Smart Hands-On Workshop taking place in Vancouver, Canada!
Be sure to check out the tip of the month about what materials to bring with you on vacation. . .
Tip of the month!
Now for a summary of what creative workshops and retreats. I have going on these months:
1) Smart 1:1 Sessions- Where Art and Coaching meet. Available as single sessions & packages of 5 or 9. Both online and in person. Note: be prepared to transform your life!
2) Intuitive Painting Monthly Night Group is starting in September As mentioned earlier, this notion is becoming popular The idea is that we will meet the third tuesday evening of every month (with a couple of exceptions). Early Bird Registration is now OPEN!: Sept 8, Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 15, Jan 19, Feb 16, March 22, April 19. . .These 8 sessions will be a package open solely to participants of this group and to a one time participation for newbies. http://www.ateliermolenpad.com/painting_workshops/
3) Smart Session One Day Event in Vancouver– 8th of November, Early bird sign up is now open! This day will be all about painting and reading our painting in order to connect to what’s there. . .and gain insights. . . We will follow the S.M.A.R.T. process for brainstorming through art. We will spend a little extra time on the R (Read section). This is gonna be way fun.