Sandcastle Sirens Retreat - June 6th and 7th, 2009

Sandcastle Sirens retreat is an inspirational and artistic gathering that will take place over two days, June 6th and 7th 2009. Set in an exquisite beachfront home in Coronado California, this retreat will be a creative getaway like no other.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Renewed and Thankful

Yes this is me running on the beach laughing and rejoicing in the amazingness of all who joined in and made this past weekend possibleIt was like little Birdie's flew into my garage and magically transformed it into

a Vintage femme

Art studio(birdie's by the name of Linda and Sherry that is)

Everyone just adored meeting and learning from Julie I am so happy to have had her spirit of healing art and transformation

April prepared the most delicious lunch for us all a Parisian Salad with mouth watering bruschetta- we felt pampered and loved

Look at these beautiful smiles- an afternoon of laughter and whimsy created

I am thankful for the woman God has put into my life- we share the fun along with the hard work and laugh the whole time;)

Melanie- you are a true gem I adore your sweet good natured spirit and amazing Project management skills(not to mention your Baking!!) without you I would have lost it!!

April- Thank you for encouraging me and helping me put my inspiration and ideas into action, for feeding our belly's and filling our hearts

Julie- for traveling so far with your truck loaded with our hearts desires - and then so graciously sharing your techniques and secrets- it was pure joy ! and as you so insightfully said:

"Teaching art is my way of making a difference in the world and making a difference in life was one of the things my past husband Mark taught me was so important. When people take art classes they get to transport them selves to living in the moment and this happens by getting into the creative process."

Linda and Sherry- You two are the hardest working women in the business;)

you literally transformed my entire garage and front garden into a magical romantic femme get away- your vision is amazing and only pales in comparison to your generosity.

Deb- You single handedly managed and maintained the biggest event of the weekend.

I knew you were the woman for the job, but I didn't expect to be completely blown away by your selflessness, kindness and complete commitment. I am so very blessed by your hard working spirit and love.

Thank you to all the vendors for your over the top generosity we raised over 1600.00 for our art therapy project:::: you all have touched the hearts of women who have been hurt and cast away.


  1. Jane, you have inspired many and will inspire more.

    I think you bring into your life that which you put out into the world and it came back ten fold at your event.

    I could feel the love and harmony in the air.

    It was a beautiful and wonderful event.

  2. You Jane, are an angel sent from God to help in the healing of the women cast out.......
    I am truely a better person for having met you, and I love you from the bottom of my soul.
    XOXO Deb

  3. oh I forgot I NEED that recipe for the Brusetta (how do you spell that) was soooo wonderful and tasty.

  4. Yippeee $1600 For the cause !!!!!!! hugs julie

  5. was truly an amazing weekend with so many wonderful, talented and spirited women. You were so enormously generous in letting us all come into you and Blaines home and be treated like "Queens for the Weekend". I thank you for your loving friendship and want you to know what a huge blessing you are to everyone whom comes your way. Lets do lunch!!!!

  6. Jane it was an amazing wonderful event and I am glad to have been a tiny part of it. Thank you for allowing me to attend and help my sister. I'm so glad you raised 1600 dollars for your very worthwhile cause. It was a wonderful weekend that the memories of still fill me with happy thoughts.

  7. p.s. lilylovekin is Lorrie Julies sisiter