Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Lisa LaRosa's Inspirational Retreat

This is long over due...the introduction of my step daughter's new teaching venue in Southern California...Lisa LaRosa's Inspirational Retreat.


In the beginning came the need, the vision, the desire, the possibilities, the inspiration, the enthusiasm and the first seeds that became a reality.

My step daughter, Lisa LaRosa, has bravely taken charge of her life and is opening up her home creating a new teaching venue in order to save her home, provide for her 5 children and create an opportunity to bring teachers and students together for inspiration and exploration of mutual interest.

Her beautiful home is in Old Agoura Hills, half hour from Malibu and an hour from Santa Barbara will be able to accommodate up to 25+ students comfortably and the teachers visiting will be staying in her guest cottage. Most of her neighbors have horses and the area is filled with many trails inhabited by both hikers and riders alike. It's peaceful and serene and truly a retreat for anyone visiting.

With what seems like a natural coarse of action, Lisa has already booked 5 teachers so far. She attended Art Unraveled in Phoenix the first part of August, introduced herself and the retreat and receive an overwhelmingly positive response.

Reva Solomon, http://CreativeRebelGal.blogspot.com a local artist, life coach and avid journaler, will be teaching in October.

Julie Haymaker Thompson, http://www.juliehaymaker.blogspot.com, an artist whom I admire and collect, will be teaching in January 2010....yeah!

Michael deMeng, http://www.michaeldemeng.com/, will be there in April 2010. I've taken 2 of Michaels classes at AU just recently...see my post on started creations.

On the list of almost booked/confirming dates are:
Carla Sonheim http://carlasonheim.wordpress.com/
Richard Salley http://rsalley.com/wordpress/
Cindy Kovack http://cindykovack.typepad.com/cindy_kovack/
Lesley Venable http://flatwoodsfolkart.typepad.com
So far.....the invite list is long.

This venture started about 5 weeks ago and has taken on a life of it's own. We are excited and overwhelmed at it's beginning success. It's been challenging to create, promote and to trust that it will all work out in the perfect time. Staying focused and positive is essential and sometimes difficult with everything else that is already existing in my life. However, it's a done deal!

I hope that whoever is reading this post, will visit Lisa's blog and follow to watch what will happen next...and come take a class ;o)

1 comment:

Jane Farr said...

Lisa's new venture sounds very exciting! Best wishes as you support her and the launching of her inspirational retreat!