We just finished our Un-Leashed workshop; 2 1/2 days on a ranch outside of Crested Butte. What magic! We had 7 participants coming in from various states, terrific weather and a remarkable experience. Rumi started each day, followed by ribbon "movement" to get the energy flowing. We sketched, stitched, stamped and created unique books to hold our stories. Deep thanks to Sumaya for facilitating the inner-heart time with the horses. What a special herd!
Wow; talking about walking in gratitude! Carol Ann and I hosted a second round of the Creative Pages, Mixed Media Adventures workshop last weekend and it was a blast! Enjoy the pics:
Thank you wonderful, creative ladies! Carol Ann and I just completed another great 2 day workshop where the laughter and paint flowed. Students made some books, explored some new ways to use gelatin printing plates and ways to combine fabric and paper. We had a blast in a beautiful, sun-filled space.
Yesterday I was honored with the presence of most of the students who attended the Sketching Spain, 2018 trip. We had such fun reminiscing and sharing our travel journals. I am always amazed at the heart-full experience of making new friends, sharing stories and finding so much comfort in the company of creative folks.
It is the end of a wonderful, long weekend with Thanksgiving love all around. I am so grateful. I completed my holiday message in the form of a Youtube video and the finished product (message) is above. I provide the link in my December Adventure Journal newsletter (sending out on Tuesday, Nov. 27). Blessings to all!
Sigh. I miss sketching in Spain...but why close up the travel mind set just because I am back home? Today I met a few friends at a local dive bar for a delightful time. I am exploring Tom Norton's Walnut Drawing Ink (and bamboo dipping pen) and loving the line varieties that seem so random. I added color to this sketch after the walnut ink dried, picture to follow. My next newsletter will be about this walnut ink and the lovely colors and line possibilities. Thanks Joyce and Margot for the adventure!
I returned from Spain a few days ago and am still on the high that traveling to a foreign country provides. I am keenly aware of the lessons from travel. Part of the joy of these "recently returned" days is to take the time to emotionally un-pack: from the feelings of getting away from the endless news cycle, to being surrounded by a language I just barely understand and sharing the adventure with a group of creative women. I listened differently, looked more closely and had heightened senses all around. I walk in gratitude to have these opportunities!
What an amazing group of women! I was honored to spend 2 days with this fabulous group; we laughed, we created, we explored, we supported each other in our creative efforts. Carol Ann and I have been offering these Mixed Media Adventure workshops for a few years and something really clicked with this venue, these ladies and the textured surfaces we played with. Heart felt thanks to Carol and Sabina, what a team!