Living Frame

the Makerie: A Creative Retreat for Everyone

Summer on the Farm Series | July 13, 2014


A handmade succulent living frame, playful creative writing prompts, safe and soulful connection with other creatives, and a gorgeous farm dinner to boot: who could ask for a more magical day? To learn more about the workshop, visit my Makerie class page. Or go here to enjoy the gorgeous photographs of Alyssa Renee Wible, photographer and participant in the workshop. I would love to bring one of my customized workshops to you! Please contact me for more information.

Photo Credit (Above): Alyssa Renee Wible. All other photos Christine Bayles Kortsch.

Having the creative job I do allows me to experiment with and learn about all different crafts. I’m good at being able to pick up a new craft or skill with little instruction and I’m used to learning new things, so I was excited when I found this particular class to take at the Makerie. It was a unique blend of digging inside yourself and actually getting your hands dirty. Rather than teaching myself something new ( which to me, feels familiar ), I explored a little creative writing, which I haven’t done in forever, plus I got to take home an amazing succulent frame! I loved this part of the class description - ‘It is a chance to drop in to the deep creative reservoir already inside you, right now, and to put into words what’s already there.’
— Alyssa Renee Wible, freelance photographer
This class was perfect. I felt I had enough time to write, to build, to think. Don’t change a thing!
— participant, Living Frame workshop
This was a wonderful day with some new friends! I highly recommend Christine’s class.
— Georgianne Holland, Artist and Health Coach, Nestle and Soar Studio
Loved it! You are an amazing teacher—very inspiring. Loved the idea of the Living Frame incorporating writing and the framed succulents.
— participant, Living Frame workshop