Daily Archives: August 27, 2012

Community: Creative Soul


What stories does this table hold?


It’s at the heart of Bigger Picture Blogs alongside creativity because we know that both flourish best when combined.

This year, we’ve been diligent about ramping up our efforts to encourage both the growth of community and creativity by introducing Reading Circles, Writing Circles {have you registered for a virtual writing circle? The right sidebar has registration info!} as well as Writing MeBP Creates and BP Captures.

And all this in addition to our weekly commitment to living intentionally by sharing the harvest of of small moments that often give us a glimpse of the bigger picture!

It’s been busy and beautiful.

But — we’re ready to take it to another level — mainly a level where we’re looking at each other face to face while sharing a cup of tea or coffee and good conversation.

This fall, Bigger Picture Blogs, in cooperation with Visual Prayer artist Michelle Pendergrass, is hosting our first in-person retreat!

The Skinny on Creative Soul 


What: an entire day of soulful creativity combined with community with live Writing Circles in the morning, a break for lunch together, a two-hour Visual Prayer workshop in the afternoon led by artist Michelle Pendergrass and then dinner together as we wind down and relax from our creative retreat!

Where: Lake County, Illinois. More specifically a quaint, lovely coffee shop in Antioch, IL –a far north suburb of Chicago.

Cafe book

When: Saturday, September 22 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. with workshops from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.

Details: Come for the entire day or choose to do only Visual Prayer in the afternoon

Cost: $25 for just Visual Prayer or $35 for both Visual Prayer and the Writing Circle {lunch and dinner not included in cost}

Who: You! Anyone! Professional artist or writer and artistic dabblers alike are welcome. BUT space is very limited. Only 18 spots are available.

Community is built on the foundations of time spent, conversations shared and hearts open. We know this time will be full of all of that and more.

Register for Creative Soul!

{Don’t forget to pop over to our Facebook page today for our normal Monday creative inspiration with BP Creates!}