Sunshine and showers were enjoyed by Companions on our Contemplative Fire summer retreat at beautiful Parcevall Hall and gardens near Skipton, Yorkshire. The shared silence and the great hospitality offered here have been soaked in.
This October, on each Saturday morning of the month, a small group of us met together to explore our creativity and self expression through mark making and painting. The four workshops were held in The Ark, a small personal studio space in Berkhamsted.
Picasso was believed to have said, ‘Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up’! So with Charlotte Wright as guide, the Companions, and one participant who wanted to walk alongside CF friends, set out together to explore the process and challenges of making and creating.
Our community comes together each year for a weekend away, to catch up with each other, share a silent walk, chant, dance, pray, renew and refresh our Contemplative fire practices and commitments, have our AGM and eat good food!