Imagine 4 spacious days of creativity in a private studio where you will:

  • Weave together your stories to create a new story of becoming using collage, mixed media, assemblage and journaling in an intimate setting. 
  • Experience embodied creativity through adventures in art-making, exploring the beautiful natural surroundings of northern Colorado and being inspired by what you see and who you meet along the way.
  • Be fully immersed in the creative process in a new way each day as you use all of your senses and your intuition to time travel through your past, your present and your future stories.
  • Explore the archetypal time traveler as you travel through the recent past, visit the present and dream into the future through art, writing, dance and time spent in nature.  

Explore New Creative Techniques and Build Skills

Whether you are brand new to mixed media art or have some experience, you will find something new to inspire and delight you as we create a multi-dimensional time traveler's box and journey.

Feel More Confident & Creative

Step boldly into the Time Traveler archetype as you gather the gifts of your stories and dreams and rewrite those stories through raw, expressive arts experiences.


Find Inspiration in the Weaving of Time

As you gather, sift, sort, rip, tear, retell, paint, dance and release you will create a new vision of the Inner Time Traveler and a dynamic interactive work of art to hold the layers of memories and dreams.


  • 4 days of creative immersion in Minette’s home studio in Loveland, CO.
  • Explore intuitive collage, assemblage, journaling and movement as powerful processes for rewriting your stories!
  • An intimate experience, we only have space for 7 students! 
  • All art supplies are provided, you get to just show up.
  • Some meals including a welcome dinner and opening session on Wednesday evening.
  • Lunch, snacks and beverages on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and a special brunch on Sunday
  • An outdoor excursion and picnic adventure to a nearby nature area (easy access, weather permitting)
  • Connection with other like-minded creative sisters you've been waiting to meet
  • Space and time to create and play
  • Masterful facilitation by Leslie Typrin and Minette Riordan, Ph.D.




The Time Traveler’s Retreat is for women who love to go deep! Deep into process, self-exploration, connection and creative play.

Imagine immersing yourself in intuitive storytelling and creative expression as you connect with your present self, travel 10 years into the past and 10 years into the future to explore the never ending story of you!

Enjoy a guided imaginative and sacred process lovingly designed for you by Minette Riordan, Ph.D. and Leslie Typrin. Together we have over two decades of experience leading, creating and facilitating expressive and intuitive arts experiences.

Engage all of your senses in the creative process and use your intuition to explore the archetypal energies of the time traveler. Create a visual representation of your time traveler to join you on the journey through the years as you explore stories, places and imagine the future.

Create a time traveler's suitcase that you can use anytime to magically transport you to a different place and time or remind you that the miracles are in the here and now. 

Gather, collect, and build a traveling library of stories!

Bring your childlike sense of wonder and curiosity and indulge your love of hours lost in making...

Invite in the mystery, the myth and the magic!

It's time to let your imagination soar, to experiment, to play and to gather round the table and listen to the stories...

  • Mindful Patterns LLC

    “The compelling thing about making art - or making anything, I suppose - is the moment when the vaporous, insubstantial idea becomes a solid there, a thing, a substance in a world of substances.”

    ― Audrey Niffenegger , The Time Traveler's Wife

Schedule and details:
  • Wednesday, June 5: 4pm to 7pm (includes a light dinner)
  • Thursday, June 6: 9:30am to 5pm
  • Friday, June 7: 9:30am to 5pm
  • Saturday, June 8: 9:30am to 5pm
  • Sunday, June 9: 9:30am to 12:pm
  • Yummy home-cooked healthy lunches included Thursday to Saturday
  • Coffee, tea and snacks provided each day
  • All supplies will be provided, you get to show up as you are!
  • Expect plenty of time to play, walks in nature and a field trip to a local nature preserve. (weather permitting)

Price: $900.00 or 4 payments of $250.00  (Early bird pricing through April 30 - save $300 today)

Location: Minette's home studio in Loveland, CO. Address and details provided upon registration.

*My studio is in the basement, must be comfortable going up and down a flight of stairs.*

Lodging and transportation are not included. Minette can offer recommendations for places to stay nearby.

Closest airport is Denver, CO. Shuttle bus and car rentals are options for travel to and from Loveland. 

Hi! I’m Leslie Typrin.  

I am a vibrant force in the world of expressive art, a self-taught and multi-passionate intuitive mixed media artist. My creative journey is a delightful exploration of nature and whimsy: I thrive on creating imaginary worlds full of texture and meaning using the magic of collage and assemblage art.

My artistic passion extends beyond the canvas as I beautifully intertwine creativity with the transitions of midlife. With a keen focus on mental well-being and the growth of self-esteem, I embrace the power of creative practices and the joy of self-expression to navigate life's twists and turns.

Hi, I’m Minette!

I have always been a risk-taker, adventurer and curiosity seeker who was comfortable jumping feet first into new endeavors. My mantra is, “how hard can it be?”

The answer: way harder than I anticipated but also more fun, more challenging and more fulfilling than I knew was possible.

No version of reinvention has been more challenging than my journey to claiming “I am an artist.”

I am a seeker, deep thinker and rebel on an eternal quest to become the best version of myself. I am sure it will be harder than I thought. But I am up for the challenge.

I have been teaching, leading and facilitating groups for close to 3 decades. There's nothing that I love more than guiding you through a process of deep reflection that results in a gorgeous piece of art.

I am passionate about using expressive and narrative arts as powerful tools to help others find their passion and purpose in midlife and beyond.