Invoking the Muse

Fall Retreat with Jacqueline Sullivan

cold wax painting with acrylic textures

Sunday SEPT 19 – Wednesday, SEPT 22, 2021


St. Mary's

Transfiguration Spirituality Center

495 Albion Ave

Glendale, Ohio 45246

Dive in with kindreds amongst the serene empowering presence of the beautiful St. Mary's campus at

Transfiguration Spirituality Center. 

painting with cold wax and acrylic textures

working from nature (outside or from reference photos) 

using feelings experienced from nature and incorporating them into landscapes

exercising creative muscles in a new way.

filling our inner well with new ideas and experiences

Enjoy inhabiting the space fully with you (and your muse) for unique abstract expressions.

Muse: noun 

1. (in Greek and Roman mythology) each of nine goddesses, the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, who preside over the arts and sciences.

2. a person or personified force who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.


Inspiration comes from many different ways so we'll invite, explore and create with cold wax and acrylics on quality Ampersand art boards; two 12": X 12" and a few 5" x 7". 

This is a special Sunday through Wednesday creative time devoted to you in a sacred place of belonging.

If you've ever wanted to explore cold wax painting with the encouraging guidance of a skilled and caring artist - this your chance!

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Mixed Media Artist, Calligrapher and Instructor  

Golden Certified Artist Educator

Zoom Classes & Online Store

StencilGirl Products Stencil Designer

“Your work is to discover your work – and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” 


Highlights of Invoking the Muse 2021

All inclusive $625 ticket includes lodging, meals, workshops + extras!

Limited to 18 guests for small group optimal experience

Dedicated table and work space

3 nights private room / ensuite bathroom lodging

8 onsite chef prepared meals + lots of extra goodies

Everything included (except a few things found on supply list)

Oil based painted abstracts with wax medium over acrylic textural collage elements

Create at least two art 12" x 12" and several 5" x 7" pieces on Ampersand art boards.

Meditative Muse sketches on oil wax + watercolor color paper

Discover and welcome the empowering presence of your Muse

Speciality art products: Ampersand art boards, Marabu Creatives, Golden Products and StencilGirl Products

Native American Flutist performance from Rusty Harden

Full moon September 20, 2021

Gorgeous nature campus, koi pond, covered patio/gazebo, and walking trails

Creative Communion Hullabaloo

Much- Much – MORE to come!


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Your all inclusive ticket includes most specialty art supplies needed to enhance your cold wax painting with acrylic textures experience.

You will be asked to bring things to enhance your experience which can easily be found at hobby, craft or hardware stores.

An official supply list will be added to the event page in early Winter 2021. 

Other things to Consider Bringing:

  • seasonal outerwear & footwear to enjoy the accessible trails
  • comfortable indoor clothes for creating + lounging.

  • slippers or indoor footwear

  • water bottle for H20 station

  • hair dryer (towels, linens provided)

  • a light for working on your table - the space has natural good ambient lighting. 

  • bug spray if you want to sit outside (seasonal issue)

  • cash for tips for St. Mary's staff, on site store

  • funds for Jacqueline's pop up shop​​


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St. Mary's Building

Transfiguration Spirituality Center

495 Albion Ave, Glendale, OH 45246


Read Contemplative Journal feature review here

Once the fun begins Friday afternoon, you won’t need to leave for a thing until check out Monday morning.  If you need transportation from the airport, here are some options from the closest airport to St. Mary’s. 

CVG Airport 36 miles away

Ground Transportation options


The heart of the matter is creative immersion. 

Process vs Product.

Experience vs Event.

Deep Dive vs. Surface Skimming.

What does all this mean? You are considered a valued guest; one who is interested in expanding and strengthening talents, skills and interests with others. By making and creating you get to express feelings and explore new ways of being. In a collaborative circle of belonging, the artist instructor is also giving their expertise, inspiration and guidance.


All of this is happening in a secluded nurturing environment where we can all learn, share and enrich the other.


  1. JUST BE YOU:  This is a judgment free, non-competitive, just have a darn good time experience. You are perfect just the way you are. 

  2. COMFORT ZONE NUDGES: Allow yourself to expand your craft and welcome the beauty of imperfection. 

  3. DRESS 4 MESS: Bring an apron [or gloves if you’re worried about your hands] because we'll be making beautiful messes!


It is understandable that “life happens” and unforeseen circumstances may prevent you from attending a ticketed event. In the case where you cannot participate, please notify me as soon as possible. Due to event/instructor’s financial commitments, reservation/s and contract obligations Save my Seat deposits are applied to your ticket balance but are not refundable if you cancel at any time. Full refunds of any ticket/s are only available up until MARCH 23, 2021. If you purchase a ticket after this date, please know you are buying a non-refundable ticket. Info re: COVID-19 emergency.

What if you can't come after you have purchased your ticket? 

If there is a waiting list, I will put you in contact with the first person on the list to coordinate possible arrangements for the sale of your ticket. If a transaction is mutually agreed upon and completed, your spot in the event will be transferred to the other person.


In case of cancellation due to inclement weather, instructor cancellation or unpredictable circumstances notification will be made as soon as possible via text message, email and provided contact emergency information. Refunds will be given within 5 days of the date of the unexpected cancellations.