Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Into the Dark

On the weekend, my friend Sepha offered her two day workshop at a farmhouse retreat, what a wonderful way to spend a rainy weekend! We met the night before in the Wine Bar next to the studio for community, then moved into the studio for a little red Thread project.  
Saturday we went out to the refurbished turn-of the century farmhouse and set up for the weekend adventures. We brought soup and salad, tea and wine, and of course chocolate! 
Paint stations


Sepha's theme was Baba Yaga, "Fall is traditionally a time we look within. Sometimes we confront that shadow side, your Wild Woman. Learn how to embrace that dark place inside and use her teachings to open a new door in your conscious."

  • What are some of the dark places coming forward for healing?
  • What do you release to compost?
  • What joys does this slow season bring?
  • What gifts does your wise woman offer for your medicine Basket?
  • What seeds are you saving, to plant in the spring?
  • What treasures keep you cozy and warm?
My lady, "For a Breath I Tarry" (title from the poem by A.E. Hausman) WIP.


For a Breath I Tarry 


                           

14 comments:

thisyearinmusic said...

I remember Baba Yaga, that story scared the hell out of me as a kid!

vishal bheeroo said...

Nadya! It's such a beautiful post and so well written. Baba Yaga seems to be fascinating and your post hooks me, almost transported into this hell of experience.

shedreamsofthesea said...

lovely post, wonderful questions, and it looks like such a beautiful space to paint in.

minnemie said...

Oh what a fun weekend! Love the mysterious atmosphere of yr painting.

denthe said...

Beautiful painting ....

Nadya said...

Thank you!! It is a rather scary story! But receptive, female quest!
It was a fabulous place to paint, once we got the floors and surfaces well covered!

Giggles said...

Beautiful painting!


Hugs Giggles

June Walker said...

Beautiful painting. Interesting ideas to contemplate. How wonderful to have an art retreat weekend!!

Judith Richey said...

I LOVE the poem. Beautiful work. And a beautiful place to create. Thanks for letting me have a little glimpse into your weekend.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Well I don't know the story but this is beautiful. I love the magical feel of it. The colors are warm and cold at the same time a wonderful blend.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Fantastic ar tand a great studio!
Happy PPF!oxo Susi

Granny Annie said...

Your painting reflects the enjoyment of the workshop and your success.

Nadya said...
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Nadya said...

It was such a great weekend, and I was delighted to participate! My friend Sepha did a great job of finding a lovely place for the retreat, didn't she?!
She completed her painting, and submitted her 78 page Initiate book this week! Soon she'll also be a Certified as a Color of Woman Teacher.