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Wonders & Whimsies
September 8th - 15th, 2024 
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada

Registration Closed for 2024

We have planned another Art, Culture, Adventure Retreat!  Come create with us at Wonders & Whimsies on the beautiful Island of Salt Spring on the glorious Pacific West Coast Canada! Your fabulous facilitators will once again be Tracy Buechler of Be Brave Studio and Theresa Ratcliff of Blue Tulip Designs.

This all-inclusive retreat will see participants creating a Whimsical Creature art doll (whose theme will be a surprise), assembling an art journal (to document the fun), doing some watercolor painting (because you need pic's or it didn't happen), and fun filled daily creative writing exercises.  Artists will also be treated to relaxing morning yoga and meditation, a refreshing forest bathing outing, sketching walks in the forest, along the beach and in the town of Ganges.  Adventures to local farmers and art markets, art galleries and studios, a side quest to tour a local lavender field.  

This Art, Culture, Adventure Retreat will be held at the picturesque and serene Enso Retreat Center on Salt Spring Island, under the care and supervision of the beautiful owner and facilitator, Dori Howard.  Enso Retreat Center has oceanfront vistas, nourishing forest walks, a fully equipped kitchen, serene studio, comfy beds and a private beach.  You can learn more about Enso at

In keeping with the feeling of connection and friendship, there is limited space available!!  Registration will be limited to 10 participants.  Don't wait to sign up!  

Question can be directed to Tracy at or Theresa at

Please contact us concerning travel routes and connections.  Attendees will be met at Fulford Harbor Ferry Terminal, Ganges, Salt Spring Island for transport to Enso Retreat Center.  Please schedule arrival no later than 2:00pm PST on Sunday, September 8th, 2024 

The cost for this creative adventure that is Wonders & Whimsies, is $2,650.00 USD.

Please note:  See what is NOT included below!

The $2,650.00 cost of this retreat can be made in three installments:

First Installment is a Deposit of $650.00USD

Second Installment of $1,000.00

Third Installment of $1,000.00

Payment in full is also accepted.

Please note that due to the amount of planning and cost that goes into hosting this event, $650.00 of the deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.  Please see our full cancellation policy at Workshops & Retreats | Blue Tulip Designs.

What IS included in the cost of Wonders & Whimsies Retreat:

Transportation to and from Enso Retreat Enter and the Fulford Harbor Ferry Terminal on Salt Spring Island.

Lodging for 6 nights at the Enso Retreat Center

(extra nights available, please contact us for availability and           pricing)

Light refreshments for the meet & greet (Sunday Afternoon)

Breakfast, lunch & dinner during your stay at Enso, while attending the retreat

(excluding lunch on Saturday during our excursion)

All supplies need to complete each project.

(we recommend bringing your favorite travel watercolors)

Project instruction, direction and support

Excursion transportation from and to Enso Retreat Center

Some Wonders & Whimsies Lagniappe (a little something extra)

Not Included:

Airfare and travel expenses, including travel insurance, to and from Fulford Harbor Ferry Terminal on Salt Spring Island, B.C.

Lunch during our excursion to the art market and tour of the Island.

Personal expenses incurred outside of the retreat.

Registration Closed for 2024
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