Creativity pure and simple
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Exploring our Creativity Painting, poetry and enchanting mountain escapades
With Michael Eldridge
September 16 to 21, 2020 at Cittadella, Le Marche, Italy
Mid September in the Sibillini mountains is an exquisite time of year. The August heat has left Monte Vettore and her sister peaks, and although autumn starts a little earlier here than along the coastal strip, it is already beginning to announce itself in patches of rich reds and yellows higher up towards the peaks. as if celebrating the very richness of nature and her bountiful gifts, in a background of the crystal clear blue sky above. The mountain eagles are scouring the fields below, still searching for food for their offspring. Butterflies and honey bees abound in the unpolluted air, and we are all entranced by this symphony of life which thrives at this altitude.
Our days. We arise early of a morning before breakfast to stroll down to the pool for Tai Chi or Ci Kung.
Here, it is as if we are floating in the sky, or at least the swallows and house martins might think we are as they swoop down and around us and falcons glide blissfully high up above us.
The beautiful lake Fiastra, high up in the mountain range
Staying at Cittadella, you can't help but become absorbed in Nature, and there are places close by amongst these mountains which are somehow sacred by the waterfalls, the gushing streams and rivers, the ancient pathways. And our walks and adventures hereabouts allow us to shed ourselves for a while of the strains and stresses of our lives and to allow our creativity to flourish. We paint, we write poetry, we photograph, and we share our experiences with one another, forming new and lasting bonds in our lives.
So who would this attract? I would say, folks who have some experience with art expression; any type at all – photography, music, writing, sketching, painting, handicrafts, gardening,
They would have a love of sharing too and probably be less rational and more poetic by nature.
La Gola d'infernaccio (the throat of hell) The gateway to Le Marche along the ancient path from Rome
Our intentions are that you come away refreshed, clear and enthused about the next steps in your own personal artist’s journey…And it's a journey of re-discovery and learning how to keep awake in this restless world, awake to the wonder of nature and the necessity of keeping our creative selves alive
The pool at Cittadella
And our objective always is to take you back to your original creative self; to immerse you once more in the magic pool of your precious creativity which has been waiting for your attention for so long. Our programme works wonders and you'll love it! And what's more we give you a tool kit to take away with you so you never lose this gift again
Read what the Guardian says about Cittadella
Tutti i workshop sono presentati in italiano e inglese
Please contact me (see above) if you would like to come to this workshop, as, at this unsettling time, you will need to be sure, as I shall, that this workshop will go ahead. So I will happily send you weekly updates as the situation unfolds