Join Me for an Art Day Virtual Retreat!

Hello, Creative Heart!

Do you have piles of creative projects that you’re excited about but just never get to?

Have you signed up for a great creative class (or, let’s be honest, classes) but not gotten around to doing a lesson?

Are your cupboards loaded with crafting and art supplies waiting to be turned into something magical?

Do you try and set aside time to create and then find yourself giving in to the demands of the day?

Does you get kind of lonely always doing it on your own?

Me too!

That’s why I’ve been doing Art Days for years. My sister and I get together, make tea and pull out a project we’ve been aching to do! Sometimes we’re quiet, focused artists. Sometimes we’re giggling chatterboxes! But we’re always making art! We share what were struggling with, what we’re celebrating, what we’re thinking and what we’ve learned. Not only do we have a wonderful time, we deepen our art practice too.

Jamie Ridler in the Studio


Join me for Art Day and get creating!

Wouldn’t it be awesome to pull your creativity off the shelf and get it into the studio?

 Wouldn’t it rock to play with colour & words & yarn & paint & whatever else tickles your fancy and to do it with friendly folk, having fun, sharing and creating over cups of tea?

Wouldn’t it be a blessing to have time for you, nowhere to go and nothing to do but play, create and remember that you, in your heart of hearts, are an artist.

On the Art Day Virtual Retreat you will …

Create: You’ll bring your own creative activity or project to the retreat, something you’ve been aching to do – your knitting, your art journal or one of those many classes you’ve signed up for – and finally, blissfully dive in.

Connect: We’ll gather together, connecting to one another and to our creative hearts. We’ll encourage and celebrate one another while getting our own art moving!

Share: We’ll share our insights and our creative challenges so that all of us will receive the benefits of collective wisdom.

Nourish: We’ll nourish our creative hearts with artistic inspiration by devoting time to input as well as output.

Learn: Creating is transformation. Throughout the day, we’ll journal our way through the shifts and insights so that we can grow our awareness and deepen our practice.

Fill Your Well: You’ll have ongoing access to the Art Day recording. You can return to the retreat again and again, whenever you need to fill your creative well.

This retreat gives you enough form to feel supported and focused plus enough freedom to follow your own creative energy and flow! 

Gentler Skies

The Art Day Retreat Gives You…

  • Dedicated studio time devoted to your creativity – no new commitments, just time to actually do what you have been wanting to do!
  • A supportive schedule and structure designed to give you a day of creative renewal.
  • A balanced approach. Our creative hearts are nourished by both receiving and expressing. We’ll do both by taking time for inspiration and for creating!
  • The opportunity to share your creative challenges and get support from an encouraging community that gets it, including a professional creative living coach (Yep, that’s me!)
  • A journal practice that will support you in gathering learning whenever you create.
  • A retreat recording so that you can return to this creative sanctuary again and again.
  • An experience you’ll remember!

The Details

The Details

When: Saturday, April 1 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm EST (Plus Access to the Recording)

Yes, April Fool’s Day! What a wonderful way to turn this foolish day into a chance to breathe some fun, play and lightness into our creative lives.

Where: Online & In Your Creative Space!

You don’t have to travel to be a part of a gorgeous community of creative, friendly people! No flight to book. No hotel expense. No arriving exhausted or stressed out about where you are or where you’re going!

Get a good night’s sleep, grab a cuppa and meet me and a group of fabulous fun creatives live online! (You can even wear your pyjamas; I won’t tell!)

What You Need: Supplies

The Basics: You’ll need something to write with and something to write on. Ideally, bring your journal, some scratch paper, a pen and some colourful writing implements you enjoy using. You’ll also need your camera (your phone camera is fine), music you enjoy and an inspiring book or books.

Your Art Project(s): The Art Day Retreat is your opportunity to focus on your creativity. It’s the perfect time to get to something you’ve been aching to do! Drawing mandalas, crocheting granny squares, playing in your art journal, cake decorating, anything goes. You will have approximately 3 dedicated hours of focused art time. You can work on one large project or several smaller ones. This is your time.

Additional Supplies: Once you’ve decided on your art project(s) for Art Day, you’ll need any supplies specific to that activity.

Retreat Registration Fee: $87 USD 


Our lives are our studios. Devoting time and energy to our creative hearts awakens us to ourselves, our creative capacity and our life. Great magic is possible when you know that you can create. The distance between creating a sweater, a painting, a dance or a poem and creating your life and your dreams is really no distance at all.

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Join Me for the Art Day Virtual Retreat

Refresh Your Creative Life!

 Art Day Virtual Retreat

Registration is $87 USD

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The Details


  • Do I have to be an artist to participate? Only in the sense that every human being is an artist. If you come with a desire to create and something to work on, you’re in the right place.
  • What kind of project can I bring? Anything that stirs your creative heart and that you really want to work on. You could spend the retreat writing poetry, crocheting, planning your garden, collaging, stringing beads, cake decorating, creating choreography. If you feel attached to completing something during our time together, it should be something you could do within 3 hours.
  • What if I don’t know what to do? Spend the time between now and the retreat having a wonderful time exploring! Check out YouTube tutorials, cool projects on Pinterest, free classes at Creativebug, art and craft books from your library. Part of the fun is deciding what it is you’d like to create. If you have an idea but feel unsure about it, email me. I’m happy to give you feedback.
  • Do I have to attend for the whole day? Part of the power of retreat is that it is a focused period of time. This serves as a magical container that signals your creative heart that you are showing up and ready to play!  What I’d ask is that you make the most loving commitment you can and while you are in retreat, be there fully.
  • What if I can’t attend live? The recording will be available within 48 hours of the live event and you’ll be able to go through the entire process at a time that works for you.  You’ll have email access to me if you have any questions or want to share what the experience is like for you.

Still have questions? Email me.

Jamie Leads Art Day

About Me & Art Day

Whether you’re new to the studio or are a dear and familiar friend, I’m so glad you’re here and considering joining me for this Art Day retreat. I’ve been hosting lively, welcoming creative communities online for years! I’ve helped hundreds of women step into their creative lives with courage and confidence, grounded in who they are and what they love. As a creative who makes a regular practice of Art Day, I have experienced first hand the way it nourishes my heart, mind and spirit and keeps me present to myself and my artistic journey. I know it will do the same for you.


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Art Day

It’s Your Time to Create

 Art Day Virtual Retreat

Registration is $87 USD

Registration is now closed.