Finally, it’s done! I talked a couple of posts back about the retreat/workshop called Faraway Nearby. Honestly, when I set out at the end of August to gather together all the threads, moving parts and random bits and bobs I set myself a month to create it.
But the deep work was so much deeper than I imagined it would be.
3 months later, my little baby is taking her first tentative steps. Although it’s not the first time I’ve ‘taught’ online – I launched my first course in 2009 and have regularly offered mini courses, resources and free books since then – but I’ve taken a step back from a kind of ‘teachery’ tone with this. It’s not really my style anyway. So instead, it’s much more like a map. You choose your route and discover the things that interest you, with me as your friendly guide.
I offered it first to my subscribers with a discount last week, and now it’s available to all.
A BRIEF OVERVIEW:
Faraway Nearby is a self-paced retreat-style workshop, designed to be taken over 4 ‘weeks’, with content every 3 ‘days’. Structured this way so it’s not too fast or overwhelming, but helps to keep your momentum going.
I’ll show you how to construct a unique accordion book for you to take on your journey through an interconnected set of prompts. The book serves as a container of your emotions, a place for reflection or memories, or simply where you asked questions of yourself, with or without answers. Like a map you make as you create your path. You may encounter trials or struggles, but also there will be beautiful mistakes and happy accidents too. It will help you release yourself from perfectionism and truly tune in to your authentic voice.
The retreat will help you also cultivate listening in closely and embracing your ideas, imagination and curiosity. You will have examples, inspiration and exercises to help you dig deep into that creative space inside of you, and learn better how to access it – slowly, intentionally. If that sounds a bit intense, there is also plenty of fun too!
Above all this retreat is very relaxed, flexible and joyful. It can be done from home and in pockets of time to suit you.
Whether you enjoy creating but have never made an art book before, or whether you have more experience, there’s something for everyone here.