The project we’ll be working on over the three days of the retreat is “Mapping Our Journey,” which consists of a book housed in a box.

We’ll draw from our environment—the beautiful Ojo Caliente Spa and Resort—to gather materials for our artist’s book/art journal and box. We’ll use many techniques to create beautiful pages. Your book in a box will not be exactly like anyone else’s book in a box. The slideshow below shows a few examples.  (Click on the || symbol to pause, or the < > arrows to go forward or backward. Want to see the image much larger? Right-click, then left-click on “Open image in new tab.”)

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One of the techniques we’ll use is ecodyeing, as shown in the slideshow below.

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When you travel home, you’ll have an amazing keepsake that you can keep adding to as you journey through life.

There will also be a Creation Station for making tags, artist trading cards (ATCs), and Rolodex cards for swapping or placing in your artist’s book/art journal.

Come with an open mind. Leave with a full heart.