Enjoy a retreat at Carrie’s home, House of Miracles, a sacred space devoted to honoring creativity.

These retreats are kept small in number to give you the attention, support, and guidance you deserve while you paint.

Carrie will offer instruction, share her painting process, and answer 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.

APRIL-MAY 2024 Retreat:
with Jessica Swift, Lori Siebert, and Carrie Schmitt

April 30 – May 5, 2024

*Prices are non-refundable unless someone else takes your place minus a $150 replacement fee.


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

HōM is a place to rest, rejuvenate and celebrate creativity, blessings, and miracles. It is designed to nurture the most creative and spirited part of yourself that longs to manifest.”


What Past Participants Are Saying:

“These past five days have been even more than I could have imagined.

I mean…I’m painting with my painting idol, in her house! Who gets to do that? But that was just the icing on the cake. This retreat has awakened me to a beautiful community of women supporting each other in ways I never thought possible. I can’t really put into words how much gratitude I have for you and the fact that you were able to facilitate such an amazing experience.”


“My visit here has been life changing.

I am seeing thru new eyes. I will take what you have shared and what I have learned here and share it with others. I am beginning a new chapter in my life because of you and this beautiful retreat center. It is truly a house of miracles and transformation.”


“This is truly a House of Miracles!

And you are the angel who makes it so, with your unbounded spirit, love, generosity, caring, and welcoming energy. I am so moved by the community of women supporting women, of hope and love and creativity. I will hold this week in my heart, and draw on it for strength, direction, and spirit. My new healing journey is under way, and I look forward to growing and learning to love and let go and to trust the universe.”


“When I spoke to my daughter on the phone during the retreat, she said that seeing me take time to care for myself started a healing in her.

Our lives were difficult when she was a child and seeing me take measures to improve my well being has, in a roundabout way, given her permission to be happy and follower her dreams as well. She had no idea she even needed to see that in me. So I would hope that any other woman reading this will see that taking time for yourself isn’t selfish and may actually help to being the healing process for those most dear to you.”


I recently attended one of Carrie’s workshops and found it remarkable…

in the way it transformed the way I think about my work – I can now say that I know what it is like to truly paint from my heart and soul. If you are looking for a way to loosen up, develop your own style, and paint truly from a place of joy and childlike freedom, consider painting with Carrie…the energy and support of fellow painters in the group was an amazing as well – the whole experience was just wonderful.”


Three years ago, I was down in the dumps with a health crisis.

I lost the urge to paint. No interest, because there was no joy. One day I heard about an intuitive painting technique taught by Carrie Schmitt. It seemed more approachable, liberating and totally different than my usual ways. My interest was peaked, and I had nothing to lose. I tried it and this happy piece of lightness came to be, despite the darkness. So began my healing and return to art. I discovered that there was still beauty inside me and the joy was just buried temporarily.”


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