Painting the Divine Diva 2 Day Retreat

A 2 Day Celebration Retreat for Women – April 1 & 2 in Keswick VA
Paint the Blessing That Is Your Body

Paint The Divine Diva.pngJoin me in celebrating Spring and the expression of love for your own body in a 13 step painting process. You  need no experience in painting or art – simply the desire to be creative, share in a celebration with other women and explore with deep inquiry in how your body is a blessing.

We will journey in imagination, move in joyful dance, use magic paintbrushes and cosmic canvases, write words in journals – all in a beautiful retreat center quietly tucked away in the beauty of Keswick VA. There will be time for painting, journaling, connecting, private thought & creative inquiry, as well as joyful movement, walks, and fresh air.

Come join us and create an altar to the temple of your present self in healthy, happy ageless beauty, trust for the body you live in and release any old beliefs about perfection & body image. Let’s connect on a magical journey of transformation & healing using Intentional Creativity, with gentle encouragement toward abundance, deep inner knowing, & self expression.

The retreat investment is $197 for Saturday & Sunday from 10am-4pm. All the supplies you will need are included: canvas, brushes, paint, music, delicious snacks and a community of like-minded women in community. Accommodations are available for anyone wanting to stay overnight with sauna, hot tub, Japanese bath, and beautiful water views and gardens. Visit Bridge Between the Worlds for more information and pricing. Bodywork may be available before and after the workshop times by appointment. Download the DivineDiva-Registration-Form for more details.

The cost is $197 for two days of creative celebration including all supplies and snacks/tea/chocolate & more. For more information and to inquire about reserving your space, contact me here: (I promise your privacy!)

I guide heartfelt, spirited women like you who want to connect with your innate creativity by helping to open a portal between heart, mind & soul with paint, words & journey to your internal “wildish nature.”

We use Intentional Creativity as a method, following a number of steps to reveal hidden messages from your feminine soul voice, a connection to your inner wisdom & knowledge.

I love how this work creates deep change, allowing you to walk with a renewed sense of yourself, excited about the next stage of your life.





To anyone feeling alone and scared in the world today…

This is my contribution to the movement of fellow artists in a message to people everywhere. We are experiencing fear and concern in so many places, from too much negative and uninformed information, and a message of support is needed.

It is my intention to be a voice for truth, love and light in the world.

Therefore, I am sharing this with anyone who needs support, wants to share a positive message, and stand up for anyone feeling scared.

Artists for Love

Artists for Love


From Flora Bowley’s FB page: “In an effort to foster more love and compassion in the world, a group of my artist friends have created posters expressing our solidarity with those feeling scared and marginalized right now. This project is not intended to create further divide, but rather to build bridges of kindness and inclusivity.

Find all the free, downloadable art by Kelly Rae Roberts, Lynzee Lynx Malsin, Alisa Burke, Pixie Lighthorse, Jennifer Mercede, Alena Hennessy, Simone Star, and Orly Avineri, and read more about what it means to me to “stand with” others right now over on my blog.

If you feel inspired to join the Artists For Love movement, please download, print, and hang these posters in your community, share them digitally, or create your own versions to share. Use the #artistsforlove hashtag so we can watch this movement of love ripple far and wide!

I also encourage you to read Kelly Rae’s moving thoughts about this project on her blog:

“This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no place for despair, no time for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. This is how civilizations heal.” – Toni Morrison

With love. 💛


2 Day Painting Workshop


Update:  The 2 Day Painting Workshop held on October 15 & 16 was a great success!  Tea & Chocolate with the Muse was our painting subject and we had several participants and visitors. 

Thanks to Luminous Enterprises for sponsoring and hosting us! 

The winner for our giveaway is Cathy Dietrick!


Upcoming 2 Day Painting Workshop October 15 & 16:  Painting Your Sacred Self – All supplies included. I’m still confirming location and times so check back or connect with me below for more info coming. There will be an online class available after the live class for anyone not able to attend, so if you’re not in or near Charlottesville VA area that weekend, no worries!

I’m having a giveaway for one spot in the online class if you sign up for my artsy e-letter and share this post on social media. Comment below that you have signed up and what social media platform(s) you shared. Each share counts as one submission, so share away!

Artist Hobby Parent

My name is Hobby Parent and welcome to my new Artist website. While I’m busy building and designing my site, and painting, art journaling, and being creative… Visit my blog and other social media sites.