Bellagio, Italy | June 23 - June 30, 2018

Art & Faith Creative Retreat Teachers ~ Summer:

Sarah Bechler, Simona Anghileri & Laura McCollough

Sarah Bechler 


Classes & Bio coming soon


Simona Anghileri


 Classes & Bio coming soon


Laura McCollough

I teach at all of my Creative Retreats along with the teachers I ask to join me.  I love to create things and I am passionate about Bible Journaling and sharing this with others.  I feel very blessed to have this opportunity to bring wonderful teachers and people who want to be inspired together… in Italy and France.  I hope you will join us some day on one of these amazing adventures!

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Bellagio, Italy | October 6 - 13, 2018

Art & Faith Creative Retreat Teachers ~ Fall:

Sheila Atchley & Laura McCollough

Sheila Atchley


I'm Sheila Atchley:  artist-author, wisdom-chaser, silver-haired ordinary mystic.  

I'm a celebrant, a congregant, and a flagrant creative.

I have a semi-empty nest, a pet husband, and five adorable grand-wildlings.

And I over-use the hyphen.  

While I am equally drawn to words and art, words are my defining first love, and a big part of my art form.  I'm here to encourage you with paint, prose, and poetry.  I'm here to unleash an army of women whose metric is grace.

One of my passions is the middle age woman.  This beautiful season of life is under-celebrated and under-valued.  Middle aged women do not get enough support, by and large.  I aim to change that, when and where I can.  I believe that, just like Abraham in the bible, “everywhere the soles of your feet tread shall be yours…the Lord will extend your boundaries…”.  

Middle age is a vast and gracious land, a land where many of us now find ourselves walking, a land where the potential fruit is enormous if you are willing to slay some giants.  I’m busy doing just that, in my personal life, in my art, and in my writing and speaking ministry.  I want to help you extend your boundaries, and to inherit what’s yours, in every season.  

After all, if I encourage the women, I encourage the world.

So sit down, relax, and please overlook my hair (it is its own light source, my apologies.).  Let's talk about the things that really matter, and laugh about the things that really don't.