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Returning Home: An Encaustic Trilogy

creative immersion retreat with Glenda Miles

Friday, JUL 10 – Monday, JUL 13, 2020

St. Mary’s Building

Transfiguration Spirituality Center

461 Albion Ave, 

Cincinnati, OH 45246


- - tickets will sell out fast! -


Chief Cheerleader + Champion for the power of creative well-being through art and radical inclusivity.

Pendleton Art Center Middletown

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Join me during my 60th birthday month for a specially designed retreat Returning Home: An Encaustic Trilogy.


An ancestor art weekend highlighting some of my favorite deep dives; neglected artifacts,

vintage ephemera + encaustic books.


I'm tickled pink to announce - "welcome to the hullabaloo with guest creator - me - Glenda!"

Yup - I'm showing up with a heart full of gratitude + sharing a car full of art goodies! 

Julie Hensley joins us as Wing Woman extraordinaire as 'hostess with the mostess' so I can share

my passion with you - my hearted kindreds.

Highlights of Returning Home: An Encaustic Trilogy

Cozy + safe space for vulnerable connection + creative story telling

Ideal weekend gathering for lovers of nostalgia, women's cirlces + expressive arts

Sharing of techniques, ideas + tools for manifesting a personal story + vintage style

heART fabrication with thorns, nails, crystals + found objects

grunge aesthetic, collageaholics + hunter gathers of ephemera embraced

Transform 3 adored ancestor photos onto mixed media panels in accordion book panels

Use encaustic wax, found objects + vinyl letters in new ways

Oodles of quality art stuff at your finger tips included!

All - inclusive - ticket - includes EVERYTHING!

E V E R Y T H I N G =  lodging, meals, art experience, + sacred flow + sweet escape!

Includes a private room and ensuite bathroom

Includes ALL nourishing meals, plentiful + private sacred space for creating to our hearts desires

Includes a "come as you are space" - create in your tiara, slippers or sweat pants if you wanna!

Includes a 'give away table" for sharing of ephemera

Includes immersion + flow for connecting with like-hearted others

Includes privacy + sanctuary for a perfect get-away for you and your art friends


Pay in Full ticket

make your calendar + save the date!


you're Returning Home:

An Encaustic Trilogy


July 10 - 13 2020!

join us


- - all inclusive ticket - - 

private room w/ ensuite bathroom

lodging, all meals + goodies

FRI, SAT + SUN arting w/ Glenda

create heart sculpture, altered house + 3 mini books

private St. Mary's sweet escape

creative immersion

+ + hullabaloo

Save My Seat Deposit is a $150 deposit that is applied to your registration fee but is not refundable if you cancel at any time.


Final balance of $500.00 is due by FEB 14th, 2020.

Payment Plans available. After purchasing your Save my Seat tix -you will receive an invoice with up to 4 monthly payment dates to pay your balance.

Friday, July 10th

A more detailed schedule will be available late Spring 2020

Check in 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Group Dinner 6:00 pm

7:00 pm construction of hearts + homes

9:00 pm - make in your PJ's 

What to bring

A kit fee has been built into your ticket price and includes generous supplies for the creation of your heart componet, wooden house, ancestor art panels and high quality watercolor papers. 

You will supplement your creative process by bringing the following items easily found at home, hobby stores or online. 




All other speciality supplies needed for this weekend are being generously provided by Glenda.

Also consider bringing: 

--Comfy clothes, walking shoes, and a hair dryer.

--BYOBeverages: adult beverages permitted, glasses, wine openers on site.

--Bring a drinking vessel for distilled H20, lemonade, iced tea, ice, coffee, hot tea, etc. 

--BYOSoda: no soda on site, you’ll need to bring your own to store in the two kitchen fridges.

--BYOSnacks: You won’t go hungry — but feel free to bring your fave munchies. [Kitchen/Microwave/Refrigerator on Site] 

FYI: Glenda will have an onsite Pop up Shoppe!

st. mary's

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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. 

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

CVG Airport 36 miles away

Ground Transportation options

If you need lodging on Thursday, June 11th please contact me about staying on campus.

Click below for St. Mary's FAQ


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!

ticket policy

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 the high demand of this event all Save My Seat Tickets are non-refundable. Due to events financial commitments, reservations and contract obligations full refunds of all tickets are only available on or up to 180 days prior to the event on on


 JANUARY 12, 2020 

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.

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