Paper Trails


Art Journal Workshop in Italy

For years, I dreamt about providing an environment where people could come together in an exotic locale and experience "la dolce vita" by reconnecting with their creative sides. Last October, I made this dream come true by forming, leading, and promoting a retreat in a tiny hilltop Italian village. Participants from different parts of the world came together for one glorious week to play with art supplies, write about their experiences, partake in the local splendor, and put it all together into very personal travel journals. This was one of the most incredible weeks of my life and if you look at the testimonials below, it's clear I wasn't alone in this sentiment.

Even beyond the magnificent land and scenery, this experience was one I will not forget. Shawne inspired me to look into my inner artist and to reach a higher level.  She has a gift to help others see the beauty of art in so many forms. I've learned so much.

-Saundra, Brooklyn, NY