lisa congdon and marvelous mati rose.
These two ladies are amazingly talented artists. I absolutely loved spending time with them. I also got to catch up with Alex Cave, who is a beautiful photographer. Alex is especially dear to me as she is the person who first taught me to use my camera almost a year an a half ago! This came with its own shares of up and downs, if you care to read the post from then. Sarah, the organizer, also pictured above, made everyone feel so included and loved! This retreat was small enough that you could really get to know the people there, which made the experience more meaningful. The artist in the midst of the painting below has just quit her job to pursue making art full time. She filled in her sentence with the word "adventure." I love a story like that!
You add to it all that I got to spend time with my brother and his beautiful wife Jojo and the entire trip was a dream! I adore my brother. He is smart, funny, cool, honest, and fiercely loyal. They don't build 'em much better than that. His wife is one of the nicest people I know, too. She is honestly kind, and comes with her own unique and hip brand of wit. They bought a 40th birthday present for me straight from one of my Pinterest boards--that was certainly a pleasant surprise--isn't it just so blingy and beautiful!
Much love and thank you, thank you for your patience with my meager posts through this transition!