Wednesday, November 11, 2009
It's been raining like mad ever since yesterday afternoon, but indoors, twenty people work diligently on the projects Karlyn Holman has brought. We've compressed a two-day project into one full day, and I'm still working to complete the painting ... so today, in the dark of the morning and the pounding rain, I thought I'd share a bit of spring color and cheer - a semi-abstract of lilac buds. I painted this months ago, but I thought the color would be a bit of a change in this season of yellow and orange ....
It was sheer joy to be in Karlyn's class again. This two-day class is being held in a private home by the same hostess as last year. We are surrounded by incredible woodlands, wide, light-filled windows in the studio, and we are as pampered as cherished children. We were treated to a sensational gourmet lunch, snacks and brownies to die for, and an absolutely relaxing and awesome time. And even more - somehow when creative minds are together at work, there's a palpable energy that seems to engage all the senses, and ideas and creativity flow, frienships strengthen, and the entire experience is one of renewal and joy. What a true gift.
We return today for another lesson, to finish our projects, and to once again be spoiled as we bask in these special moments.
On the homefront - Mike had his staples removed and is making terrific progress. His second surgery should happen before Christmas if things continue as they are.
Great news all around!