August 8th through the 15th, 2020

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Have you longed to journey to Ireland? Let your heart soar and join Roxanne on the Wild Atlantic Coast!



Roxanne will be your guide as you explore: - creating hand crafted books - collage with paper and fabric - unique mark making- texturing and painting - creating small assemblages made of natural or man-made objects - stitch and wire our pieces together - create art inspired by Celtic Symbols especially the tree.


Your senses will come alive as we journey together for seven days and nights... and a new story is woven together through your creations. You will be renewed and transformed by the richness of your own art and your experiences. Your will go home inspired and alive with mystery and beauty from this experience that will stay in your heart forever.





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“May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder. ” 

 John O'Donohue


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LET’S TAKE A JOURNEY TO A MAGICAL LAND

I’m so excited to invite you to join me for an Art Escape to the west coast of Ireland where magic, mystery and myth enchant the very soil! This 7 night/8 day all inclusive creative journey will be hosted by The Essence of Mulranny Studio, run and operated by artist, Lora Murphy and located in the quaint coastal village of Mulranny! A place full of rugged beauty, fascinating history and endless inspiration!

August 8th through the 15th, 2020

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Bio: 

I live and create in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and the mountains and the river lands that surround my home are my constant inspiration.

I share my art in workshops throughout the United States and have had my work shown and been published internationally. I also teach online workshops to students who are from all over the world and design stencils for StencilGirl Products.

Teaching enables me to share my passion…nothing makes me more happy than helping my students through their own process of renewal. My goal is to help you find your own magic. Through my art I would like to convey the feeling of connecting, timelessness and re-creation.

My first book, Storytelling with Collage, was published in March 2016 by North Light Books. And my second book, Dancing on Raindrops, was just released in July, 2017. Both are available on Amazon Books.

As an artist I am constantly learning and growing. Art is my passion, my love, my soul.


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From our host Lora…

We invite you to imagine standing on the panoramic hillside of our studio, taking in the spectacular views of Clew bay and Croagh Patrick (Ireland’s holy mountain).

Open your heart to the profoundly moving drama of constantly shifting Atlantic skies, reflecting an ever changing light show on the bay. The wildness and drama of this spectacular area belie the peace and connection you will feel to Ireland and to this very special place.

Lay on a blanket in the heather and watch the stars emerge on a clear night or walk along the rocky shores, to gather shells, driftwood and memories. Find yourself letting go of the stress of everyday life, feel the mystery and beauty of this land, awakening your senses.

This unspoiled place provide a safe place of inspiration and experimentation to stretch your skills in whatever medium you are working on, in an amazing state of the art studio..




YOU ARE WARMLY INVITED TO STAY AWHILE

THE EDGE OF EUROPE

Being in Mulranny is all about being on the edge, on the edge of Europe, on the edge of land and the great ocean seas and the edge of yourself. Edges lead to new boundaries when invited to expand.

JOIN US IN MULRANNY, IRELAND


EXPLORE THE HISTORY

Dream about the history of past times, evident in every field with old stone walls, every stoic castle and each abandoned cottage.

LOCAL VILLAGES

Meet the local people, warm, friendly and always happy to chat and share a story or a cup of tea. Shop in our local village of Westport and pop into a local pub or two!

CONNECT WITH NATURE

Finding something to inspire you is not hard with the richness of the various eco systems surrounding Mulranny - from marine to mountain landscapes, with grasslands, bog and heather hills - this enchanted land casts a spell on any artist.

ENRICHING EXCURSIONS

Visit historic sites, Learn about the infamous Irish Pirate Queen and visit one of her many castles. Hear the story of our Stone Age ancestors and experience the myths and magic of Irelands spiritual roots while standing in one of the ancient stone circles. This is indeed a land of legends!

FIND YOUR INSPIRATION

Bring your camera , your sketchbooks and prepare to lose your heart in it all, your mind full of inspiration.

“Each of us is an artist of our days; the greater our integrity and awareness, the more original and creative our time will become.”John O Donoghue


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YOUR TIME WITH ROXANNE


Your 8 days will be a beautiful blend of studio time, delightful excursions, cultural experiences and of course, plenty of free time to rest and explore! You can arrive, unpack your suitcase (and your art supplies) and truly relax, at the gorgeous Essence of Mulranny Retreat center , run and operated by artist, Lora Murphy.

We will be visiting enchanting villages, strolling along the beautiful coastline, touring ancient castles and ruins, picnicking in the heather fields and creating all along the way! The creative inspiration will be all around you!


YOUR HOME FOR THE WEEK

This beautiful learning center is complete with well equipped mixed media/encaustic art studio, private bedrooms, a cozy gathering room with fireplace and group kitchen for those midnight snacks! All meals will be included and prepared by an on-site private chef and will focus on delicious, healthy cuisine. For larger groups we house students in the village, in apartments with spectacular views.

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Fabulous excursions


DATES: August 8th through the 15th, 2020

PRICE:

$2995 USD FOR A PRIVATE BEDROOM/SHARED BATHROOM

$3450 USD FOR A PRIVATE BEDROOM & BATHROOM

($500 NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT WILL SECURE YOUR PLACE)


INCLUDED IN YOUR RETREAT

  • Workshop instruction

  • Some supplies (we be specified closer to trip)

  • 7 nights lodging

  • Transportation from Westport to the Studio (it is recommended to fly into Dublin airport and get a train to Westport where we will meet you to take you to Mulrany.

  • All meals except - 2 lunches & 1 dinner

  • All tour & excursion fees

  • Wine with dinner and beverages.

  • New friends and an art tribe!

  • WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

    • Travel costs / Airfare

    • Passport fees, photos and processing where applicable

    • Additional nights lodging