Today was the first full day of the Wild Heart Expressive Arts Teacher Training Program with Chris Zydel and seven other wonderful women. There’s so much to share and process (just on Day 1). More to come on that later. For now I’ll just include a few pictures to set the scene.
Here’s a peek into part of the portable studio that another student and I helped Chris set up yesterday afternoon. There are large cardboard easels throughout the entire room.
Plenty of colorful paint to choose from. I loved opening up several brand new bottles – so satisfying!
We’re staying at the Mountain Home Ranch in Calistoga. I was actually here before about 4 years ago for another retreat which was quite challenging for me, so it’s been interesting to be back here with a new perspective. I know there’s lots of learning in looking at how far I’ve come since then and how differently I’m showing up now. There’s definitely more to write on that later!
It’s funny to hear the cows mooing while we’re in the painting studio. A great reminder about how expressive sound can be!
And I just love this huge dog. I can’t believe her name is Jessica.
Gotta get ready for another intense day tomorrow and I’m hoping that I can finally get a good night’s sleep!
BTW – Yes, my painting did get even larger today!