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We just spent three days and two night at the beautiful Shenandoah River State Park in Warren County, Virginia for a Stitch and Bitch Retreat. We all brought projects that we were working on and stitched and chatted and ate and drank and hiked and laughed and even learned to play Mahjong! What a terrific time. It is so much fun being with women with like hobbies who are willing to cut loose and share in a good time. AWESOME!

We will be holding another one soon so watch for dates and since space is very limited go ahead and start thinking about how much fun you will have now so that when the dates are posted you can jump right in. ūüôā

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Capon Springs PondAre you ready to go to a magical place?¬† Capon Springs is such a place.¬† It’s close by and it is wonderful.¬† Come join us in May for our second Art Retreat there.¬† We will be there painting from Sunday, May 20th- Friday, May 25th. ¬† You can come for one night or all of them.¬† We’ll be doing something special each day.¬† Click here for more information then invite a couple of friends and come out for the fun.

Capon Springs is the best kept secret around.¬† You don’t want to miss it!

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We arrived yesterday afternoon at Capon Springs Resort and Farm for an artist Retreat that will run through Thursday.¬† Last night we had a Paint Party that was open to everyone…even if you had never painted before.¬† And I think we may have some converts!

I love it when people paint for the first time and find that they can really do it!¬† What fun…and we had some really nice paintings come out of this group.¬† Today we are setting up for our first session which is and Introduction to Painting.¬† While we have some people coming to the Retreat that have painted for years, we have many who are new to art.¬† There will be something for everyone.

And look…I’m the “Artist in Residence”.¬† Cool, huh??!! ¬†¬† It’s not too late.¬† If you are close enough and are interested you can join us.¬† Just contact Capon Springs for room availability.¬† It’s just $99 per night and includes 3 meals and all art instruction.¬† Bring your own supplies or use ours for a small supply fee.¬† You won’t regret it.¬† This place is AWESOME!¬† Did I mention the spa and mineral springs??!!

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The very first Paint Party ever at Capon Springs was a HUGE success!  The painters were terrific and did a fabulous job creating a beautiful work of art featuring the Band Stand at the Resort.

Capon Springs is an all inclusive family mountain resort …. and while it is only about 32 miles from Front Royal it seems a really long way away.¬† It’s like going back in time.¬† I told my friend who went last night to help with the Paint Party that it is “32 miles and 6 decades away”!¬† It’s wonderful.¬† You can learn more about it here. ¬†We had a grand time enjoying dinner there before the Paint Party.¬† It was delightful to see all these multi-generational families sitting together passes plates and bowls of food around the table and having conversations while dining.¬† I am thrilled that Jonathan, one of the owners of this gem, has invited me to come back and teach again.

I’ll be back for another Paint Party and we will also be offering a multi disciplined Art Week in the Fall.¬† Stay tuned for more info soon.¬† You will definitely want to plan to go for a few days.

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Retreat groupRetreat outbuildingRetreat BarnRetreat Painting ArborHere are some more scenes from our Art Retreat along with the first painting I started there. ¬†It’s almost complete. ¬†We return today back home but a great time was had by the attendees. ¬†We can’t wait to go again.

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11412276_10204656261621572_4660760256200254239_nHere is a recap of the Wildflower Retreat as seen by Suzanne McMinn. ¬†This is what she posted on her blog today. ¬†Be sure to click and take a look….loads of great photos and you will see Maya – the tutu wearing goat!

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Photo by Suzanne McMinn

Photo by Suzanne McMinn

There is one more Primitives & Pioneers Retreat coming up.  This is the last one this year.  Sign up today and join us on Saturday-Sunday, October 11-12, 2014 at Sassafras Farm and learn old-fashioned cooking, canning, art, and craft techniques.  No experience is necessary.

Check out more photos from last month’s retreat here on “Chickens in the Road” Blog.

 

Painted Buckets from the Retreat

Painted Buckets from the Retreat

Learn more about the Retreat and how to register here.¬† Or contact kwalker@doubledogdesigns.com for more information. ¬† This is a really fun weekend with LOTS of great take-home items including a painted bucket, canvas painting, loaf of bread, corncob jelly, burnt sugar cake, taper candles, and more! ¬†You don’t want to miss it!

 

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