I have never seen anything as unique and wonderful as this!
OMG this is fucking sweet!I cannot help but be in AWE!!! This is so AH-mazing! I can't imagine how long it took to create...but I LOVE it! I can see they used wire to hold it all togehter...woooooosh I am just stunned!
Friday through Sunday was spent with some fantastic artists! M.A.R.S. meets up with UGRA artists and what a grand time we all had. We were at camp site and I was expecting RUSTIC instead it was a wonderful GRAND experience, clean and comfortable cabins, and now wifi! No one knew that! I had my iTouch so I was able to check email... No cell phone service though... which is why I was nervous before I got there, but they had phones in the cabins for emergencies....
Lots of food, drink, laughs and sharing of techniques! I got my weekend challenge done, and it is a mini forest shrine with faes and it turned out really well, I loved it! Lindsay showed us how to do her scrappy scarf and I finished that on Saturday wet it and dryed it in the dryer too! It is so much fun! I love it a lot! And then we did a doll pin! I was on a roll! The rest of the time I spent on my CrowAbout journal and just taking everyone in!
Each one of us made a flower and we had a flower exchanged too! I was SO nervous before I left about my flower because I didn't really make mine! I used a silk flower and put them in pots! What I had invisioned was people being able to put some of the other flowers in it too.
Intriguing for sure...I love the idea of this...Read article here. I would think this kind of moving art installation would have to be a nightmare to coordinate and pull off...looks like they did a great job!
I got to the class a little early to go over to store and buy some supplies! WOWZER do I love the store! Lots of fun things for this journal progress including some of the items that Teesha recommends! SO MUCH FUN! The only issue I had today was how long it took for lunch...I was dying by the time it got there and I still am a little sick.
But what a GREAT day!!!
I was so happy to get a photo with Teesha and Tracy, and Tracy said "You don't want ME in the photo!" I was like "Yes I do!!! This is a dream come true for me!" It was so much fun seeing all the art going on, it was like electric waves happening in the room! AH-MAZING! And I was delighted to get some photos with Sharen, Cindy and to just see every one playing!
I am going to have to save my pennies and get to their retreats soon!
One of my dreams has been to Meet and work with Teesha and Tracy Moore! I am so excited I can't stand it...I can barely think of sleeping tonight! All the images of journaling are snug in my head! Snort! In MY area the Masters of Illustrated Journaling are here! They are lovely people and so awesome in sharing their skills and talent and enouraging us to move through their process and come out the other end with our own journals!
The class was REALLY large! So many fantastic artists in the crowd!
AND some of my friends attended!!!! Yeah for friends and even a Flickr
Meet up!!!! I got to play with Coffeelatte who sat across from me!!!
Yippee! Fantastic time was had! DELIGHTFUL! Loretta and Sharen were in
the class too! Traci Bautista came and sat at my table too! What a
great class! The last photo is one of Teesha's pages! Some thing to
raise the bar to! ART HEADACHE!!!!! So exciting!
I decided to dress up in festive velvet for the Holiday Luncheon with some co-workers! Velvet can always make you feel better right? Well, it does me! Grin...and purple is a good color and to spark it up a bit I wore my orange velvet french scarf I got with Lucy in the French store in Carmel Valley! That was a good memory making day! And I can bring a little Lucy with me through the day!
It was nice to be out of the office and have some fun for a change with my co-workers! What a treat!
Well, it was MY Monday and I was back at work in basic black to show off my Mermaid Nights Shawl, in deep blues, purples and golds. I love this little shawl, it is enough to keep the chill off here in sunny California, where we think it is COLD at 60!
This was a fun knit and fast too...I should make some more...I get a lot of wonderful compliments in it!
I SO enjoyed meeting my new friend Lynn from BennyLoves over the weekend. We instantly connected. I love when that happens. We have a lot in common and I love her knitting!!!! He spirit comes through her art that is for sure! She is a delight and so joyful! If you would love some of her items RUSH to her etsy and pick a few out...that is if "I" haven't taken them all!
If you don't know Chrysti, she is one of the most GENEROUS and KIND people I have ever met, and this does not surprise me in the least that she is doing some thing spectacular like this "29 Days of Giveaways for you!" You can go to her blog here, to read all of it, but below I have little snippets for you. Chrysti and I met on line I think in 2004...maybe early 2005. I LOVED her art and I am SO lucky to own some of it in my collection. But her heart is what spoke to me.
This year in August during the ZNE event in Pleasanton I was able to meet her in person...it was like an out of body experience for me...I tried hard to stay grounded...and be in the moment...I was nervous and she was delightfully her! Just getting to meet her made me feel so much better and most of my anxiety went away! I wish I could have spent more personal time with her, but I am ever grateful to have met this lovely person in real life! She is GENEROUS, I have benefited from that generosity personally...and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of her. She has an amazing heart...
I am looking forward to seeing her again next year and hope that you will find her as delightful as I do! She is the real deal! Human frailties and all!
from her... I dunno, I kinda love that the universe is so much bigger than all of us and yet we are all a part of it. No deed is too small. No life is worthless. All that we touch, becomes a part of us. Kind of amazing when you really think about it.
I’ll spare you a long, thought out analysis of it — and get to my
point. The last few years have been amazing, but I have become SOlil
things that took away from that time - and somehow, giving (
very overwhelmed creating my business, I began cutting out all the though always present in my head to do)..
got pushed down to the bottom of the list. That proverbial ’tomorrow’
I’d do it on, never came. The thing is… I had no idea how that would
also rob me of small joys, human connections, and even how it’d take
away a bit of my hopeless optimism. Gotta wonder what all I’ve missed
as a result of letting that slip.
So, upon discovering the 29 days of giving site - I decided to make giving ( of myself, and of things )
a priority again. I promised myself, I’d find ways to make it work
within my world again vs. convincing myself that I didn’t have time.
Really, we always have room for goodness in our lives, if we let it in.
It won’t end there either… but you’ll have to stay tuned to see what
all is in store. True to form, I’ve altered the challenge a bit, and am
doing my take on it.. as a permanent part of my life.