Creativity pure and simple


'The object isn't to make art, it's to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable'  ......Robert Henri


Creativity is about manifesting our dreams and passions into words and images, making our world brighter and sharper.


 Whether you want to ignite or re-awaken your creative flow, our retreats will help you discover your true creative self. A powerful experience, yet one where you will have fun and learn to play with word, colour and image.


                                            Let us take you on a journey of discovery.



                                                     The Tango of Creativity

Creativity and the Business Mind

   Wild Photography




Individual weekend sessions which are both profound and insightful. Here you take a journey into self and re-connect with your inner child, where the journey starts all over again..


                                                                     What we do


All our workshop/retreats are practical in nature and involve word and image and often dance and music too. Doing, making and producing endless quantities of work and, above all, loosening the tyranny of the rational mind. BIG painting, Haiku Poetry, Fun Mind Games, wellbeing classes, Yoga Longevity, Italian Cooking lessons and of course a few trips to Assisi; always working together having serious fun.


But that's just the practical side. 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


If you are an organiser and would like to help us bring one of our workshops to your town or country, please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details of how we organise these ventures.


 For any further details please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at Starstone


                              Check our programme page for retreat dates and details 


               And our Home Base? In the Sibillini Mountains of Le Marche Italy at Cittadella


                  Read what the Guardian writes about this beautiful, secret hideaway





Duncan Campbell writes:

I came to Michael’s Creative Mind workshop to help find the creativity that I know is inside me but is so often elusive thanks to the conditioning of today’s world. My hopes were high, but nothing in my expectation prepared me for the journey of discovery he launched me on.



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