New Year’s Day Art Retreat

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Every New Year, I crave clarity and a creative refresh. The New Year is a potent time; a hopeful time. A time to dream big, and to tenderly integrate the learnings and yearnings of the past year. In the past few years, I have grown increasingly QUIET on New Year’s, taking time to paint, collage, write, and reflect.  I’ve developed a ritual to help shepherd myself through this time of transition, and to set the stage for a powerful year.  This year, would love to share this process with you so you can begin your new year from a powerful, clear, creative place.

Enter the New Year’s Day Creative Re-TREAT.  I am going to host an intimate gathering, of eight brilliant creative souls, here in my art studio. We will gather and create, write and share and connect, and launch ourselves into the New Year from a powerful place. I’m going to make this a luxurious experience, with snacks and lunch and all the details handled, so that you can come, immerse, and enjoy. Sound good? Read on for all the details, and the link to register is below!

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Here’s how the retreat day will look: 
In the morning session, we will cozy up with hot beverages and do an art+writing process to chronicle our 2017. In celebrating, honoring, and sharing what we’ve learned, we will set ourselves up to complete the year: take the lessons, let the rest go, and move forward into what’s to come.

Catered lunch will be provided and your dietary needs will be thoughtfully met with delicious nourishment for all.

After lunch, we will have another session where we let ourselves dream. Dream BIG, dream wide, dream deep. Dream your 2018 into being.  We will collage and paint and dance and expaaaaand our visions to call forth our deepest desires and cravings for the year to come. You will create a piece of art that brings your vision to life. No art experience required – this is totally supported process and you’ll have exactly what you need to create your 2018 guiding piece.

After our expansive visioning session, we will replenish with afternoon tea and nourishing snacks.

The final session will be a grounding and clarifying goal-setting session. This is where you’ll be supported to translate your creative vision into tangible actions.  Bite-sized and absolutely achievable, we will set you up for success with plenty of support+awareness+forgiveness.  This ain’t your average New Year’s resolution, instead it’s a complete and grounded plan for making your creative dreams come true in 2018.

You’ll come away with:

  • A sense of completeness about your year in 2017.
  • A big vision for your year in 2018 and a piece of original art that reflects this vision.
  • Clear, bite-sized actions steps to lead you towards your goals in 2018.
  • Support and community connections throughout this process!

The retreat is now full! It filled in less than 24 hours. I am totally delighted and honored at the response, and I will definitely plan another retreat in Winter 2018.  If you would like to be on my mailing list to learn about new retreats when they are announced, please email me at 

$250 ($175 early bird) Price includes all art materials, lunch, and snacks.

In Annamieka’s Art Studio

2505 SE 11th Ave Suite 272 Portland OR 97202


New Year’s Day: Monday January 1st, 2018

YES you can buy this as a gift – just let me know and I’ll send a handwritten welcome card to the lucky recipient!

I will contact you personally with more details about the retreat once you sign up. Please allow me 24 hours to get in touch with you. You will receive a confirmation from Paypal when you register.

Questions? Email me at or call 541-556-9208

Cancellation Policy: Kindly note that your retreat payments are non-refundable. In the event that you must cancel, you may gift your spot to a friend.  If you find yourself in a pickle, let’s talk, but due to the intimate nature of this event, and preparations including food & supplies, it will be best if the retreat registrations are non-refundable. Thank you, Annamieka.