We will meet at the charming Taman Bebek. Places are limited. Book early.
EARLY BIRD OPTION UNTIL 20 DEC
The Grain of Rice
What is it? A six-day creativity retreat with Horst and Jennifer Kornberger,
Paul and Nicole Lawrence and their Balinese friends.
There are many stories about rice. It is said that Buddha lived on one grain of rice. Jennifer has written a story about another. If you want to be part of this new story (in which there is no fasting) come along and write some of it yourself. Become a story teller. Be an actor, even if you've never acted before. Draw. Stand under a sacred Banyan tree. Walk to a holy spring. Meet a master Balinese dancer and learn from him. Eat at the Yellow Flower Cafe. Talk (because you have the time). Inspire and be inspired by a great crew in a great location.
A DIFFERENT RETREAT
Paul and Nicole have lived in Bali. They speak the language.
Some of the best Balinese musicians and dancers are their friends.
They know the best places to eat, where to go and when.
They can tell Bali time.
Horst and Jennifer have never lived in Bali and don't speak the language.
They don't know where to go but they are happy to go there.
Their forte is being creative and helping others to become creative too.
OUR GUEST TUTORS
Durga - the refreshing, no-nonsense goddess and companion of Shiva
Devi Sri - the Balinese Rice Goddess
Various deities of place - holy springs, rice paddies and temples
A Gamelan orchestra
Kadek Isa - Balinese master dancer
Kasta - Local Stage Manager
The taxi drivers of Ubud
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
'The best thing I have ever done in my life!' Anonymous
'This is it!' Abraham Lincoln
'Imagination is more important than knowledge and this is the retreat where
you will get it.' Albert Einstein
'This is the holiday I should have taken.' Ned Kelly
after a day of teaching felting
i put my feet up on the daybed.
there's heavy rain and howling wind outside
but i can here a ukulele and someone humming upstairs
and someone else is playing the piano...
then it's play time with lovely luna...
before two of my three men
start pottering around in the kitchen...
it's a simple and happy evening
in a small and cosy place :)
buy one get one free felting workshop this weekend!
to register go here
looking forward to meeting you in the online classroom :)
my dear friend emily and i are running our fun felting online workshop again, a 10 day fun and user-friendly introduction to wet felting - just in time to learn some skills and make some awesome gifts this holiday season!
so, do you want to felt?!!
This is a fantastical, fun introduction to felting! During the course you will be shown the nitty-gritty of what turns fluffy piles of wool into magical felted goods.
With that knowledge you will be guided to make several variations of felt for our projects:round felt beads, a layered felt flower, a flat felt scarfette and a 3-dimensional felt mobile-phone pouch, as well as a couple of fun bonus projects.
Armed with your new skills you will be ready to felt your little hearts out (warning: felting is higly addictive!) and fall in love with this delicious artform. Even if you have felted before, this workshop is definitley going to have you saying "AH-HA!"
nicole is an artist of life and a long time felt maker. her felt creations can be found in galleries in Western Australia - with 15 years of wool behind her, she is very enthusiactic about sharing her knowledge of felting with you!
nicole will be pouring inspiration at you live from her home in western australia.
emily = OBSESSED WITH FELT. enough said!
emily will be felting away with you at her kitchen table here in new england, most likely with food and kids and crazy all over the place (not really. but maybe.)
THE WORKSHOP WILL RUN FROM NOV 2, on a private section of this blog. After registration, participants will be emailed log-in access to the classroom. There will be four core 'lessons' during the 10-day-course (video and photo format), tips and tricks from the guru, a gallery to share your creations, and two live chats with Nicole and Emily.
You will be able to work at your own pace, downloading the project information at your leisure.
The classroom will remain 'open' until the end of 2012.
WOOL KITS are available in nicole's etsy shopwith the perfect amount of wool needed for all 4 projects (and yummy colour choices!), or you are free to source your own wool. Other supplies needed for the workshop can be found at home (ie old towel, bubblewrap etc) - a full list will be emailed upon registration.
COST OF CLASS IS $25
to register click here and press the paypal button at the end of emily's post
spring is here with mild and warm weather and a few showers inbetween.
i've been enjoying our little courtyard which is getting greener every day...
painting whenever i can...
this is canvas no.1 - still in progress...
sewing a couple of ikat cushions for the daybed...
and eating yummy hand-made pasta!