These semi-private retreats with only 4 participants offer a unique chance to get the attention, support, and guidance you deserve while you paint and create an atmosphere of intimacy to spend time with Carrie and other guests.

Carrie will offer instruction, share her painting process, and answer your questions that arise as you create paintings from start to finish. Having this type of in-person support and feedback is invaluable during the intuitive process, which is why many past participants have described these retreats as life-changing!

The week will be full of art-making and celebration, as well as time for quiet and reflection, all designed to nurture and romance your Creative Spirit.

This is an all-inclusive experience to take care of all your needs so that you can focus on time for your art and yourself.

September 2022 Retreat:
A Celebration of Creativity

September 14-18, 2022

November 2022 Retreat:
Giving Thanks

November 23-27, 2022

January 2023 Retreat:
Vision and Clarity

January 4-8, 2023


  • 5 days and 4 nights of lodging at the House of Miracles
  • 3 full days of painting (allowing for two travel days with arrival on Wednesday and departure on Sunday)
  • Paint supplies (includes two 30×30 canvases. 1 additional will be available to purchase if needed)
  • Optional yoga and movement
  • Special activities, surprises, and gifts
  • Sharing Circles
  • Healthy and delicious meals catered by a local chef
  • Optional: Goddess Portrait Session with professional photographer


Carrie’s home is an artist sanctuary and spiritual space to honor the Create Spirit that resides in all of us.

With breathtaking views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, every moment is a masterpiece.

Original artwork throughout invokes joy and soulfulness that make this home a rare and memorable artistic experience for all who visit.

Walk to the sandy beach, explore this quaint seaside village and enjoy the homemade pastries at the local coffee shop just a short walk away.

HōM is located in Steilacoom, Washington. Steilacoom is pronounced “Still-a-coom” and means “Little Pink Flower” (how perfect is that!)


During our scheduled retreat time, we will stay close to House of Miracles to focus on art and activities to nurture our creativity and to enjoy the local scene, but you are welcome to come early or stay later before or after the retreat to explore the Pacific Northwest. You can book additional nights at HōM.

Ideally located, this coastal community offers something for everyone and is within driving distance to epic destinations, including Mt. Rainier, Pike Place Market, the Pacific Ocean, Olympic National Park, Olympia, Gig Harbor, and more.

From HōM, walk to the Sunnyside Beach where you can beachcomb, swim, watch wildlife, and rent your own kayaks or paddle boards. Or jump on the ferry to explore nearby tranquil Anderson Island. It is home to a network of trails and parks, paved roads perfect for bicycle rides, and two freshwater lakes for kayaking and swimming.

If big city life is what you are craving, Tacoma and Seattle are a driving distance away. Both cities offer world-class museums, fine dining, and uniquely Pacific Northwestern seasonal events.

Tacoma museums include the Tacoma Art Museum and the Museum of Glass. Seattle museums include the Seattle Art Museum, Chihuly Garden and Glass, MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry), MoPop (Museum of Pop Culture) and many more.

Take a day trip to breathtaking Mount Rainier or iconic Portland for the best food scene in the USA.

Travel times to many iconic destinations:

  • 30 minutes from Gig Harbor
  • 30 minutes from Tacoma
  • 1 hour from Seattle
  • 1.5 hours from Mount Rainier National Park
  • 2 hours to Olympic National Park
  • 2 hours from Portland, Oregon
  • 3-4 hours from Vancouver BC, Canada