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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Pics from my art retreat!!!

Here's a recap of my Neskowin retreat...
I arrived a day early to prepare for the ladies.  I was worried about the weather this time of year but it turned out to be absolutely gorgeous.


So excited for a creative adventure!
It was hard to unpack with that view, just wanted to sit and stare out the window.
Setting up our creative space

Everyone received a hand painted folder with class materials and prints from me♥

I couldn't wait for the girls to arrive and open their presents! 

My folks came up that afternoon to help me finish setting up, here's my dad feeding the seagulls

The girls arrived the next day, I fell in love with them instantly. Here's a peek at what they received♥

15 min demo painting by me
demo painting  by me
Jodi hard at work bringing the paint to life

Cinda working her magic

Jude painting away

Bliss, I miss the girls so much♥

My amazing auntie was our cook for the week, she took good care of us.

We spotted a magical mushroom on an afternoon walk.  This was such a thrill, I thought these only existed in fairy tales!

Miss Jude and I

Jodi and I

Cinda and I.  I have 3 new sisters, I feel so lucky♥

We had a special visitor peek through the window during class.  When I saw her she literally took my breath away, it was magic. 

On our last day we wrote down our deepest desires, sealed them in a bottle and sent them out to sea♥
My new sisters from left to right: Cinda, Me, Jude, & Jodi

A group piece we all worked on. Everyone went home with one of my demo paintings.  I kept this one♥

I was so inspired by these ladies!  It was such a joy to be around them.  We all got along so well and genuinely enjoyed each others company.  Lots of laughter, hugs, conversation, connection.
As I drive home I was so overcome with emotion, the tears would not stop.  My heart is thankful for this amazing gathering.