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Hi! I'm Susie Stonefield Miller. I'm an artist, teacher and certified Person-Centered expressive arts facilitator. My passion is nurturing tender hearts and holding space for shy inner artists like you. Think of me as the midwife to your creative spirit! More about me here.



Fees (include ALL lodging, meals, materials, and programming):

• Full price: $1850

• Friend discount: If you have a friend already registered, you both get $100 off! 

At Soul Journey: New Year's Eve Creativity Retreat you'll dip your hands into paint, share your stories, and celebrate in intimate, kindred community. You'll get clear on the kind of year you want to craft for yourself going forward. This is powerful work. I've changed my own life with the New Year's Eve practices I'll be sharing with you. That's why I can't wait to spend New Year's Eve together.

5 days of soulful creative play (art journaling and more), ceremony, and visioning the life of your dreams.

Learn about my creative practices in the videos below.

In this video I introduce my new year's intention-setting workbook that will be a big part of our process at Soul Journey.

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This quick little video tells you more about choosing a word for the year.


Words from recent retreat participants...

I came away with so much from your retreat that was truly priceless. The invaluable inner work that occurred was incomparable!
— Melaina Eller
I love how [the facilitators] are masters at letting us find our own way - gentle guidance was most appreciated; and their willingness to get “naked” with us was awesome!
— Sheridan Gold
You’ll be transformed.
— Melanie Kates

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Join me and my creative soul sister, Nichole Warwick for the juiciest, most auspicious, awe-inspiring and awe-wakening New Year's Eve of your life!

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Find out about Nichole here!

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At Soul Journey: New Year's Eve Creativity Retreat you will:

  • Join an intimate circle of kindred spirits for 5 days of unbridled creativity and visioning.
  • Close out the old year with a thoughtful, introspective review of what happened...and what didn't happen.
  • Learn and take home meaningful practices that you can use throughout the year to create a purposeful and fulfilling life.
  • Dance across the sacred threshold between the Old and New Years.
  • Nourish your creative spirit with days of art journaling, dreamboards, and more.
  • Nourish your body with delicious, organic, and lovingly prepared meals.
  • Nourish your soul with down time in the blissful comfort of a beautiful, country setting.


Take a look at the gorgeous retreat center where we'll be dancing in the new year here...

Read more about the beautiful program we've crafted for you here..

The New Year is a threshold moment. It's a moment to...

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Take Stock. look back on where we've been and--before we cross through that doorway--soak in how far we've come, what we have accomplished, and what not.

• How have I inhabited my life this year?

• What have I done that I can bring forward with me?

• What do I need to shed?

It's a time that is rich for reflection.

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Breathe. And then Listen.

These are days that make it more important than ever to make space for deep listening...listening to your innermost voice...your truest voice

It is ever more powerful to do this work with creativity and in community. When engaging the creative mind we give voice to our intuition, our core wisdom. That knowing is always with us--though we often are too busy and too distracted to listen.

That voice is our guide to live the life we are longing for.

The life we know we were meant to live.

Dream and then Manifest.

How many years have you gotten out your pen and paper and written down your resolutions?

How far did that get you?

I know for me, it didn't get me far, except into a shame-fest of everything I didn't change, didn't accomplish, didn't remember to do. Forget that!




  • 4 nights' lodging. (See photos here.) Shared rooms and baths (all close in proximity). 
  • All of your meals daily. Lovingly prepared by our personal chef. Mostly organic ingredients. Most dietary restrictions accommodated to the best of our ability (Lactose intolerant, no gluten, Paleo, vegetarian, etc.? Let us know when you register and we will do our best for you.)
  • All art materials (save for your art journal). Paints, stencils, stamps, collage, the usual. (You won't believe what Susie can pack in her van!)
  • Two facilitators! Susie and Nichole...magic happens when these two put their heads together!

Nourish your heart, your soul and your body. 



  • art journaling

  • intuitive creativity projects (inspiration cards, dreamboards, etc.)

  • movement (playtime, yoga, tai chi, and dance)

  • sharing of our stories 

Each day will include personal creative time (free for you to choose how you'd like to spend it...maybe a nap or a walk or a swim, or maybe time to sit and chat with a new or old friend...or more art making!) 

And...the art space will be open at night for those night owls who would like to keep working. :)

art journal page: "On a Journey to my Truth"

 Dreamboard, Word of the Year, 2015: SHINE

Dreamboard, Word of the Year, 2015: SHINE

 art journal page: "My Name"

art journal page: "My Name"

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Inspiration cards

This is more than an art retreat.

This is more than a New Year's Eve experience.

This is a life changing opportunity.

This is a chance to walk into your next year blooming!


An unbelievable opportunity to craft the life you dream of through creativity and intention with other like-minded women.

It's easy to blindly walk through our lives feeling like we have no options, other than to manage the chaos swirling around us.

Wouldn't you rather call forth some profound new insights about what you want in your life rather than go to that dreadful New Year's Eve party for the tenth year in a row?

Or sit home alone and wonder why? Or watch another football game and halftime show?

This is for you if:

  • You are a woman aching for a safe and sacred space in which to discover yourself.
  • You are longing for meaningful ritual and creative practices in your life.
  • You are tired of the same old, weary, superficial New Year's routine.
  • You aren't an artist, or maybe you are. It's for anyone no matter your art background.
  • You want, more than practically anything, your life to have purpose.
  • You want some guidance in creating that for yourself.

This is not for you if:

  • You are interested in a technique-driven art program.
  • You want to make beautiful things, rather than find beauty in the process itself.
  • You want to watch the Rose Parade on New Year's morning.
  • You don't believe in the magic of creativity.


Dates: Friday, December 29, 2017 - Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Fee options: 

(includes EVERYTHING you need for the most magical and transformative retreat of your life: ALL lodging, meals, materials, and programming.)

  • $1750 Bring-a-Friend price

  • $1850 full price


Cancellation policy: PLEASE of November 29, all payments are 100% nonrefundable.

(If you choose to pay a deposit your balance will be due the first week of November. You will be sent an electronic invoice for the remaining balance several weeks before the retreat. Non-payment of the balance within that time will mean a forfeit of your spot and fees. All deposits are non-refundable. If you cancel before 30 days of the start of the event we will refund any amount you have paid, excluding the deposit. If you cancel within 30 days of the retreat, no refund will be given.)