Art & Dreams Retreat

Have you ever toyed with the idea of taking a creative retreat to get in touch with your inner muse?  Here’s a cool one led by the talented artist Carmen Torbus and hosted by the Purple Cottage…
Art & Dreams Bound with Carmen Torbus
May 21-23, 2010
Spend the weekend constructing your personal Dream Book. Explore a mixed assortment of techniques, exercises, prompts and methods to uniquely express your thoughts, emotions and individual artistic style. Cultivate your wildest creative dreams and tuck them neatly into your Dream Book to cherish, reflect upon and nourish your soul.

Enjoy a supportive atmosphere where you can give your muse the complete freedom to play and experiment with many techniques. My demos will use paint, papers, photos, ink, collage and other media. I will toss some exercises your way to challenge you to dream bigger and expand your vision. We’ll explore words and text to create personal affirmations and find creative ways to incorporate them in our Dream Books.

For more information, click to go to the Purple Cottage Retreats website.


  1. Very cool! I’m planning to take another retreat to my favorite place in Stockton, IL around that time. I’ll be bringing along my multimedia journal as well as my regular journal. No telling what I’ll create, but being on retreat is the ultimate in self care.

    But this one you found is very WOW. Definitely a temptation.


  2. Thanks for publishing about this. There’s a mass of solid tech info on the internet. You’ve got a lot of that info here on your website. I’m impressed – I try to keep a couple blogs pretty on-going, but it’s a struggle sometimes. You’ve done a great job with this one. How do you do it?


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