Raleigh, NC, June 10, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The Mighty Creative Adventure™—a retreat experience celebrating mothers, girls, creativity and shared wisdom—will gather mothers and daughters in the Pisgah National Forest in Barnardsville, North Carolina, July 9 to the 12th 2015.
The retreat is especially for women and girls ages 8 to 14—the age when girls are most vulnerable and susceptible to messages and memories that will shape their emotional identities as teenagers and young women. Together the women will disconnect from all the daily requirements of life, to indulge and take time to more deeply connect with each other, to nature and activate their creative hearts in curiosity, play and joy.
“In ancient times women gathered and elders shared their wisdom, skills and craft with younger generations,” said Wendy Cook, MCA cofounder and founder of Mighty Girl ART, an empowerment program for girls in Virginia. “When women gather, they are given an opportunity to discover who they are and who they can become. In today’s world, girls are influenced by the media and a culture that sends harmful and devaluing messages. The Mighty Creative Adventure is a re-claiming of the women’s circle wherein we explore new and more meaningful practices that can enrich our lives with connection, creativity, intuition, and wisdom.”
“Wendy and I recognized the great need and opportunity for us to collaborate and create an event especially for the love and creativity shared between mothers and daughters,” said Becky Jaine, MCA cofounder and founder of Creative Girl workshops for girls in North Carolina. “Our retreat offers many wonder-filled experiences including talking circles, special ceremonies, creativity workshops and time for simply being together. We hope this weekend will nurture memorable moments that will help to more deeply define the women and girls’ connection to each other and to what it means to be human.”
Retreat registration is open and spaces are available at www.mightycreativeadventure.com .
The Mighty Creative Adventure™ (www.mightycreativeadventure.com) is a collaboration between Wendy Cook and Becky Jaine, two mothers and artists passionate about nurturing self-expression and creativity in girls and women. The Mighty Creative Adventure is a mother and daughter bonding experience intended to bring mothers and their daughters (ages 8 to 14) together to celebrate their familial connection and also to honor their development as human beings. The MCA explores meaningful practices intended to enrich participants’ lives with greater connection to each other and nature, activation of creativity, awareness of intuition, and sharing and exploration of wisdom.
About Wendy Cook
Wendy Cook is a visual artist whose disciplines include painting, photography, book arts, assemblage, and jewelry. She has been exhibiting her art since 1986. She has been published in the US, Canada and the UK. Her work has been sold at charity events such as the “Postcards From the Edge” benefit for Visual AIDS of NYC; Northern Virginia Family Service; and The Fund for Women Artists.
Wendy is the founder and facilitator of Mighty Girl Art™(www.mightygirlart.com) empowerment workshops for girls. Formerly a NYC native, she now resides in Northern Virginia.
About Becky Jaine
Becky Jaine is a writer, storyteller, social artist and musician celebrating the expressive arts through creativity playshops and retreats especially for girls and women. She founded the Sacred Kindness Circle; a women’s circle honoring creative kindness by making things to make a difference.
Becky’s company—Creative GIRL™ (www.creativegirl.net)–offers playshops for creativity, kindness, self-exploration and expression through painting, poetry, journaling, jewelry making and talking circles. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Together Becky and Wendy have combined their ideas and talents to birth a mother and daughter retreat experience that they believe is missing and very much needed in our world today: the Mighty Creative Adventure.