Packing Packing Packing. Bless my little OCD heart. On the one hand: Very Organized. On the other: Very Organized. And on the Other Other: Entirely Overthought. Which leads, occasionally, to overwrought. Which I recommend avoiding whenever possible. I thought I could make it with three suitcases, two for clothes and one for art. But then,… Continue reading Cotswolds Diary, Day (-1), Packing Tips
For reasons not entirely clear to me, I have rented a charming studio flat in Middle Duntisborne, Gloucestershire, England, for a month, a month. Middle Duntisbourne is smaller than Tarboro.* It is near Cirencester, however, which is bigger and has lots going on and shops and a street market and an amazing church. I’m not… Continue reading Cotswolds Diary, Day (-4)
The Camino challenges, surprises, amuses, annoys, and ultimately heals. The Camino give you what you need. Especially if we heed the signs along the way, literal and metaphorical, and sometimes they are both. The Camino always delivers, and faithfully it did again this past April. Hollye Jacobs and I lead two groups this year, during… Continue reading Notes from the Camino 2023
Join us this glorious, blooming spring to paint and wander about the Cotswolds this May 14-19. By us I mean virtuoso watercolorist, wonderful person, and workshop teacher Andrew Hucklesby, and me. With our home base as the gracious and elegant Barnsley House and its fabulous gardens, spa, and excellent chef, we will learn, laugh, create, play, paint, and… Continue reading Paint the Cotswolds, May 14-19, 2023
There is no butterfly that was not once a warm mess of caterpillar goo. And that caterpillar did not get from goo to gorgeous overnight, no she did not. But did she did fret over it? No. She embraced the cycle, as we can choose to do ourselves when change happens, as it does, whether we… Continue reading Change Like a Butterfly–Getting to What’s Next and Finding Clarity in Chaos
Announcing… Around the World in 80 Paintings. And you’re invited. At journey’s end, there will be an exhibit and sale of the paintings, and the purchase price of each piece will go to the charity of the buyer’s choice. Work will be en plein air and en arm chair, on location and from photos, mine and I hope yours too.
If by some unfortunate chance you are at NOW WHAT? place in life, we’ve got you. Read on: First of all, I’m so sorry. Second, it is going to change. That much is certain. Even if it’s not okay, it’s your life, trust your journey. And third, we have a weekend for you. New and exciting… Continue reading What Comes Next? Finding Clarity in the Chaos, Retreat at Omega, August 19-21
Your soul’s voice is your true self speaking. It is who you were born to be, your greatest joy and your deepest meaning. In our Art of the Soul weekend retreat, we’ll explore a variety of fun, take-home-able, non-woo-woo tools and techniques to access your soul’s voice via mind, body, and spirit. And please feel free… Continue reading Art of the Soul Retreat
Email me at Connect@FrancesSchultz.com to inquire about workshops, and check the Workshops page for the latest.I’m happy to hear from you! Here’s what’s been recently and coming soon. What Comes Next? Finding Clarity in the Chaos August 19-21, 2022 First things first, new and exciting: My Camino walking partner and friend Hollye Jacobs and I will lead a… Continue reading Announcing New Workshops!
Back by popular demand! Join award-winning California artist and instructor Tim Horn and me in the stunning Santa Ynez Valley for painting en plein air and relaxing at Rancho La Zaca. If you are not familiar with Tim’s work, feast your eyes. Our painting locations will include mountains, vineyards, beaches, and Rancho La Zaca itself, all set amid the breathtaking backdrop… Continue reading Paint the Santa Ynez Valley with Tim Horn (and me;) October 24-28
When my old college friend Katie Couric—you may have heard of her—saw my hideous Instagram post sporting the three-inch surgical scar I incurred after a melanoma surgery, she asked if I’d write a piece for her daily newsletter, the (excellent) Wake-up Call. Of course, I said, and here it is. Katie is big on cancer… Continue reading I Was Never a Sun Worshiper. I Got Skin Cancer Anyway.
As we resolve what we want to do in ’22, might we also choose how we want to be? I’m thinking if we get the being part right, the doing will come naturally, hearing our heart’s song and aligning with our purpose will follow. This is the Art of the Soul. Your soul’s voice is your… Continue reading More on…Art of the Soul Retreat at Rancho La Zaca,