about me

Hi there. My name is Serena. I'll be your hostess for this wonderful weekend retreat.  I've had the privilege of attending a few art/life retreats myself and they have been a real life changer for me.   I've learned that when I take time for myself, open myself up to meeting new people and push my self creatively that I become a better person, not only for myself but for my family and friends as well.  It has been a dream of mine to be able to provide that experience for other women and I am over the moon excited that it is finally happening.

I live on beautiful Bainbridge Island, WA with my super side kick/husband and two bright and shiny superheroes/kids. My family is my first love in life.  When I have time for myself,  I love finding treasures in thrift stores, yard sales and flea markets. I often use these treasures in my art. I love photography, typography, cooking, making art and a great glass of Cabernet.

I've also been know to do random cartwheels!

Shine On!

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Let's connect:  smatchael@hotmail.com

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