The Opening of Tribe Wild Women Art Centre – Part 1

The house is quiet today…the first day in weeks.  Our home has been bustling with women…women weaving creativity, emotion, authenticity, friendship and boat loads of love into a newly formed Tribe.  The Joy of Collage workshop was in the planning stages for months and Lynn Whipple and I envisioned a nourishing retreat for women to create beautiful art, restore our vital energy and celebrate our gorgeous, intuitive self’s. The excitement built with a frenzy until we finally gathered two weeks ago around the pool at our St Pete Beach home…aka….Tribe Wild Women Art Centre.  The bonding was immediate as we shared tidbits of our lives while the sun faded into the horizon and the twinkle lights illuminated our sparking eyes.  We were giddy and it wasn’t just because of the Margaretta’s!!!   The glorious evening left us all wanting more.

1384258_1015197549074_1231690419_ntoo bad we were all so shy!!!

We gathered at Suntan Art Center the next morning in the shadow of the Don Cesar…so ready to savor three days on the beautiful Gulf.  We did a little ritual to get rid of anything that held us from being our totally wild, exuberantly creative selves.  Before we started making art we strolled a few sandy steps away from our classroom to the waters edge…what a delicious way to start the day…


Lynn and I taught some mixed media techniques and everyone dove into the creative adventure of tearing paper and combing through images and the car fulls of art supplies and treasures we carted into the room.


At days end we didn’t want our time together to end so we made our way next door to the Don Cesar’s pool bar.  We all sported blinky’s…sold to benefit The Safety Harbor Art and Music Center (SHAMC)…the birth mama of this center is the amazing Kiaralinda and wherever Kiaralinda is….it’s guaranteed there will be photos of people sporting blinys!!!


We went from the pool bar to the waters edge and enjoyed the sunset…the end of our first full day together….and happily we have two more days together!!!




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  1. Aimée Wheaton

    So happy to be a part of such a wonderful adventure!! XOXO

  2. Lynn Whipple

    I am still beaming with joy and great memories of our time together!
    You and Lora made us all feel so at home! A natural nourisher and gifted artist and teacher, you are e’Layne. Can’t wait to do it again. The friendships that resulted over our weekend are priceless. I know our tribe will be close for a long time to come. And the art that was created was astounding, beautiful and meaningful!!! It was a wonder filled and artful time!!
    Big lOve!!!

  3. Lynn Whipple

    A beautiful description of a stellar day!
    Thank you e’Layne!!
    And three cheers and a happy dance for the Tribe Wild Woman Art Center! A place I want to be and enjoy often!
    LOVEYA !!!!!!!!

  4. kiaralinda

    I’m so grateful to have been part of the first dirty dozen of the Tribe Wild Women……the first was not the last of these artistic gathering and workshops i’m sure of that!!! The two powerful joyful women leading this workshop shared so much of themselves and created a space where we all felt open enough to let us share ourselves with each other. Bonds were created that will last a lifetime…friendships solidified thru creative process. Many techniques were taught in a tag team fashion where Lynn and E’Layne played off of each others ideas and learning new collage techniques resulted in being in collage/mixed media heaven. We created a “Memory Keeper/SelfPortrait by using all the techniques we wanted to….lynn and e’layned allowed us to put ourselves into it and we certainly took them up on that… Art and boundless artistic energy and a room full of amazing women made this an experience that i will never forget….Abundant Thanks and Love to my new Tribe…….. xoxoxoxo Kiaralinda…aka The Lucky Hippy Gypsy

  5. Karen V

    SO grateful to have been a part of this special weekend! I feel lucky to have met this wonderful group of women and for the guidance of such loving and generous teachers. YOu are the best! Many thanks and big hugs,

  6. Summer Cider

    This class opened up a whole new world to me. A wonderful informative and fun class to just be YOU!! I just smile inside when I think of the wonderful magic that occurred when we created Tribe Wild Women!! For years for many reasons I had to leave my ART behind and never felt I was my authentic self. This opened up my soul and filled my spirit with happiness. Such a fantastic class and such a special time. My cup is running over!!
    Love, Summer

  7. AdminE

    Thank you all so much…the gift of love and friendship has grown so beautifully from our tribes gathering…huge hugs and gratitude!!!


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