A Be.you.tiful Conversation & Creative Retreat
retreat| Thresholds | general audience, 16/up, cost $120,
medium: art journaling with mixed media (includes art
Are you stepping into a new threshold in your life story? Change can be full of so many
emotions—from fear of the unknown to sadness, to anticipation of a new adventure.
THRESHOLD: doorway, entrance, gateway, start, beginning, brink, verge, opening, dawn.
We are always facing something new in our lives, a transition of some sort, a change, a
decision we are facing, a new reality. So what is it that is new, unknown, beginning in this
chapter of your life story that you are about to enter, have just entered, are finding yourself
in the midst of having to face? Could be light or could be dark—thresholds can be either.
[Examples of naming a threshold: a new job, new school, loss of a job, search for my true
passion, new family member, becoming the caretaker of a family member, a season of the
empty-nest, a move to a new place, search for meaning in my life, overwhelmed by
your story is the canvas and art is the tool
take some time for “you” to be “you” and find new
perspective into your own story
those who shiver when asked to do art, will shine; and those who thrive
doing art will find a thread back to center.
busyness, search for clarity in the middle too much responsibility, beginnings of a new
special relationship, coping with the end of a relationship, dealing with a health
concern, etc.] Our life stories are constantly in motion . . . there is always a new
threshold appearing on the horizon. Be part of this creative, self-exploration journey
for adults complete with art journaling and mixed media collage, leaving with 3
beautifully finished art journaling pages. Welcome all who don’t see themselves as
creative . . . as well as all who do!
Note: alternatively description that has been used:
Where are you, and who are you in this season of life? Are you on the threshold of something new?
Change can be full of so many emotions—from fear of the unknown to sadness, to anticipation of a
new adventure. Explore and bring light to your own season of life through creativity! This “rubi
creative retreat” incorporates art journaling, mixed media work, and reflective writing, using a guided
creative process focused on your story as the canvas and collage-art as the tool, ending with a few
finished art journaling pages in your very own book to take home. You will see into your own life
STORY, gaining insight into who you are in this chapter of your story, and sparking imagination for
what might be next. We find our most authentic selves when we explore the natural tensions of
beauty and brokenness that exist in all stories. Come refresh, create, and experience transformation through art.