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Welcome beloved sister to MOSAIC 2023 women's retreat!

Barbara and I are excited to be your hosts again for a magical gathering.

This is a soul-filled adventure using art, writing, nature, and playful creativity to stretch your body, mind and spirit.


Honor the season of autumn! Energize your soul!

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You're Invited

Our theme this year is MOSAIC, meaning, we are all pieces of light, assembled together from our upbringing, our education, relationships, family, and our life experiences. At times, we may feel broken and unable to pull it together, overwhelmed and unheard. We might believe we aren't as magnificent as we really are, but we are all a patchwork of color, reflecting something precious and beautiful!

 This retreat is for women seeking a creative experience, who love to make a mess, and in the mess - find a "message" and seek wisdom. Perfectionism isn't encouraged here. Honoring what's right for you is celebrated. It's for mothers, daughters, sisters and best friends, it's for wild women, soulful women and wise women -

It's for YOU!



Friday evening kick-off September 29th 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Saturday September 30th 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


*This is a 2-part retreat with no over night accommodations.

However, their are many places to stay nearby if you wish to do so.


Located at

Riveredge Nature Center

4458 Hwy Y Saukville, WI

Connect with others

Our last retreat in 2021 was given rave reviews by participants!

Barbara and I have taken that same unique feel and created Mosaic for 2023. Our retreat is designed with YOU in mind, with a Friday evening and Saturday schedule at a beautiful location close to home in Ozaukee county. Convenient and affordable, a rich and soul filled experience where you can fill your cup!

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Enjoy creative writing prompts among natures beauty at Riveredge.

Sit, relax and reflect in small groups with other fabulous women.

Participants will create/assemble a journal, paint a goddess image with watercolors, and make a personal talisman with fibers & found objects.

No art or writing experience needed, just an open heart

and mind to what comes up.


Meals and music included!

Friday evening dinner and Saturday morning pastries and lunch in the barn.

Enjoy the beautiful music of artist Janelle McAfee

Mosaic is approximately 12 hours of art, creative writing, inner reflection,

and soul-filled inspiration among other fabulous women!

Friday Evening September 29th

4:00 pm 8:30 pm

Soul nourishment with journal making/mandala building

Greeting and circle connection with other women

Friday evening dinner & music

Forest Bathing

Journal inquiry with Barbara

Creative inspiration with Kelly



Saturday September 30th

Arrival 8:45 am

Pastries and coffee

Group forest meditation

Small group shares and creative writing with Barbara

Body movement walk in the woods

Intentional Creativity art class with Kelly

Saturday lunch in the Barn (options available)

Quiet time and reflection in the woods to re-imagine yourself

Creative Activity "Making your talisman"

Gallery walk and shares

Red Thread Ceremony to amplify retreat sisterhood

All participants will walk away with original art, journal writings and new friends!

Closing words 4:45 pm


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Your Retreat Hosts


Barbara Papamarcos

I am a creative warrior, a worker and a weaver of life’s tales...

I am an intuitive artist using colors and shapes to release life’s struggles into creative energy. My home studio was overflowing and I found a little studio space at the Grafton Arts Mill to continue my practice. Speaking from my soul through the creative process heals me from the inside out.


Kelly Thompson

Painter, teacher, dreamer, and healer with paint...

Kelly is an artist, teacher & Red Thread facilitator who guides women and girls in discovering their creative essence and inner wisdom. She uses Intentional Creativity® as a means to bring form and language to that which is uncovered during the creative process.
What is revealed can be healed through written words, symbols, drawing and painting. Through this sacred journey, women are empowered and develop a deeper connection to their own creative essence and personal medicine to transform themselves.

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Your investment in YOU is priceless. If you are longing for a retreat that focuses on creativity, nature, and a safe place to nourish yourself,


THIS is the time to say YES to YOU.

Mosaic Investment $239*

Hurry, space is limited. 


Your payment of $239 guarantees your spot. If after payment you can not

attend Mosaic, you will be issued a refund minus a $75 fee.

Mosaic Fall Retreat

Thanks for registering to our event. See you there!

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