Four Nights in the Desert Not of Forty Years

How truly symbolic. The idea of wandering around in the desert in search of something new, something free from the things that enslave our creativity and hold us down. As artists we have so many obstacles that keep us from attaining everything that we are aiming for. There are so many responsibilities pulling on us in every direction; sometimes it is even difficult to find time to paint, let alone feel and be creative. We often are our own worst enemies. We hold ourselves back by saying we can’t or I am not good enough.


The fact is, on a good day, being an artist is hard work. The distractions and excuses are many, and it only takes one to upset the creative apple cart.


Yes it is symbolic to walk, draw, paint, create and observe while breathing in the air and atmosphere of the desert during this period just before Pesach. It will only be five days and four nights instead of forty years, but in this case forty years won’t be necessary.


Like the story from long ago, many miracles await you there. Kibbutz Néot Semadar is a very special place that is safe, calm and peaceful. Every direction you look, and everywhere that you are you will find inspiration, all you have to do is to pick it up like mannah and enjoy it. You will be free there to escape those things that enslave your creativity.


This is precisely why we have chosen this period of time from the 11th to the 15th of March to present our Paint in the Desert workshop/retreat while the desert is blooming and flourishing.


Freedom from your daily routine awaits you and registration is closing very soon. If you are interested in being a part of this experience in this very special place, do not hesitate to contact us. You can get information in English at: or you can read all the details in Hebrew at this LINK.

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