I will be the gladdest thing under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.
~Edna St. Vincent Millay, "Afternoon on a Hill"

Saturday, October 1, 2011

No, I didn't trip and fall into the Pacific Ocean...

This is quick post to let you all know that I had a WONDERFUL time at The ART IS YOU workshop.
I want to tell you all about the wonderful long weekend of art workshops and fun but it will be a week or so before I have the time to put it all together.
My sister and I had such a great time..
This was the first night Dinner.
Some of the teachers talked about being artists and then there was a question and answer session  after dinner. They talked about the personal process of becoming an artist.... tips on overcoming your inhibitions, thinking outside the artistic box and what their own life experiences as artists were like. 
The next few days were filled with workshops, traveling to town, eating good food, walking, eating good food and DESSERTS.
Eating DESSERTS...
And looking for POTENTIAL places to eat more desserts.
There were wonderful little stores in the downtown part of Petaluma along the river.
There was a grand Flea Market that walked us almost to death.

 But for now, in this moment, I have begun another adventure.
My friend "D" from Montana is here. She drove all the way from Montana to see me and I'm so happy that she is here. There will be lots of talking, walking, photography (she is an addict like me), laughing, playing with dogs, and catching up with life.
I will post when I can. I will catch everyone up on the great workshops and show off some of my artwork.... but for now, I'm enjoying "D"s visit, her dog Wanda.... and the company of this dear friend.

6 comments:

Nancy K. said...

It sounds wonderful! I can't wait to hear about the workshops and see the photos. In the meantime, enjoy your friend's visit!

Brian Miller said...

nice...sounds like you had a great time...good food, fun and friends...how can you go wrong eh? smiles. good to see you!

Rubye Jack said...

It's interesting to see these pictures and looks like your are having a good time. I used to live in Petaluma; nice little town even still today.

Jan Ely said...

Sisters? Desserts? Flea markets AND crafting???? Can't wait to hear about your adventure!

Paxie said...

I can hear the excitement in your voice and everything sounds wonderful!!

Have a fabulous time and we'll look forward to hearing all about it when you slow down LOL

Chef E said...

Ahhh my kind of workshop! I think I am going to go to one in Texas in the hill country next year. We just do not have them here, and if they do they cost more than it would for me to fly somewhere *sigh*.