Today is supposed to be rainy, which is rare in Colorado and I was all excited to see that on the news last night. It is a great time to heat up the tea, cozy in and get things sorted. But, it is not raining and my rainy day plan is not running smoothly. I already lost my sunglasses and smooshed my brand new other glass to render them unwearable. My studio is filled with parts and pieces of book projects, kits left from teaching in four states, and lots of stuff to file. It is a wonderful place, but does not in any way resemble the studios you see in magazines. I want and need a personal assistant.
I want rain. I want an animal guide or a clearly speaking muse to lead me around today. I am greedy today.
In the last five weeks I have been in five states, and taken almost no pictures. Lordy, how did that happen? The last trip was to Virginia, and I shared a room with Suzanne McNeill, an author, artist, teacher and publisher who I had not previously met. We got along swimmingly.
In Virginia I hung out with the most wonderful students and teachers, received gifts both spiritual and physical in nature. Walked on the beach, counted my blessings, discussed world issues, saw creativity in motion all day and all night. It was gratifying and a bit sad too, as I am not going to travel much to teach next year, and will miss so many of these wonderful people.
In the meantime I am have some classes coming up that still have room. The journal class in Bisbee, Arizona June 28 and 29 has three spaces left. We are going to have a big slumber party in a huge house, and journal our hearts out.
There is a one day journal mapping class in Colorado Springs at the Blue Twig Studio on June 1.
There is still room in my week long workshop in Taos in October, but no single rooms left. This year we are working on a journal with metal, pastels. collage and journaling the Taos landscape. It is for all levels, and a wonderful time. We share a house and a rich week, my 6th year of doing this retreat.
More later, enjoy your (rainy) day!