Ignite The Heart Retreat 2010

Have you ever wanted to get away from it all and discover your true, creative self?

Have you ever wondered what it takes to consistently create art with your camera?

Have you ever wanted to take Elida Field’s collage class and just couldn’t fit it into your busy schedule?

It’s time, ladies.

Be inspired.

Be pro-active.

Allow your heart to be IGNITED.

Where: The quaint town of Manzanita on the Oregon Coast

When: July 23 at 10:00 a.m to July 24th at 7:00 p.m.

The investment: $475

What the retreat includes for your investment:

-fantastic meals


-a photography workshop

-a collage clinic

-a blending of these two creative mediums

-time for reflection and conversation about what you want in life in the way of creativity

-a one on one talk with Lara and Elida about your plans and dreams

-the chance to cultivate new friendships

-a renewed/refreshed outlook for what lies ahead for you in the way of a creative life


A little about the “Ignite the Heart” girls~

Elida Field is a reknowned artist in the Northwest. She not only exhibits and sells her work all over the United States, she has a passion for teaching. Her “Art-Van-Go” classes for children are extremely sought after by schools in the Northwest as well as private classes in her home. Elida also created two sets of classes for adults called “Art-Women-Wine” and Collage Clinics. Visit her site and see what she’s been working on.

Lara Blair is a portrait photographer in the Northwest with a focus on dogs and “The Unexpected Portrait” for families, a styled “magazine-inspired” experience. She just signed a book contract with Amherst Media to write a book about dog portrait photography. Lara used to be a teacher and really enjoys this role, hence the new adventure of the “Ignite the Heart” series of retreats with her favorite creative pal, Elida. In fact, it was at an Elida collage clinic that Lara discovered mixed media and soldering jewelry, which she now sells on Etsy.

We plan on this being a very special weekend that you will never forget. It’s an exciting adventure for us as well! We are so excited about what creativity has done in our own lives that we want to share it with women who are ready to find that spark.

~”Ignite the Heart” retreats can be paid in increments before July 23rd…just let us know that you’d like to break it up so that you don’t miss out!~

For some of you out-of-town Blogland friends…I would love to host you at my own house for a couple of extra days to make the trip worth you travel. Just email me and we’ll nail it down.

We will only be able to accommodate 10 women for this experience.

If you would don’t want to miss out on this opportunity, please email me:   lara@larablairimages.com


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8 Responses to Ignite The Heart Retreat 2010

  1. jeanne says:

    I was ready to email you to sign me up…then I looked at the date….I will be in France. It sounds INCREDIBLE!!!! So sorry that the dates don’t work for me:-( I hope you do it again.

  2. Sounds A-MAzing!!!! Who wouldn’t want to spend a few days with you? And Oregon – I’ve never been.

  3. Kelly Tareski says:

    I would love to be involved with this workshop and have the opportunity to spend a couple of extra day with you. I am a shopkeeper and would need to make sure I can get away. I will double check my schedule tomorrow when I get to the shop. Until then, please consider me a “guest”. I would be traveling from Spokane, WA.


    PS: you can find me on Facebook and also my shops fan page under GardenStone.

  4. kasey says:

    it does sound amazing for sure!!!
    I can’t wait to hear all about it.

  5. Kim says:

    If anyone can put the magic into a weekend like this, it is you girlfriend~ I am so proud of you!!

  6. Oregon is the most besutiful place I have ever been! I was only there once @ years ago and fell in love. What a weekend that would be.

  7. Kelly Tareski says:


    I worked my schedule out… Yahoo, I am in for sure! I will contact you next week, so I can get officially registered…

  8. Nancy Cresswell says:

    How much room is left at this point?

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