Mandala with Blessing Sticks from Art Unraveled...
These are the days between midsummer and late summer. Here in my perch above the Klamath River the flowers are reaching as tall as they can before they go to seed.
I am nestling in the way I always do after I travel... especially when I teach. I have been to Colorado where I taught with my dear friend Leslie Marsh in the vacation home of my other dear friend Hasty Pearl, (Laura Roberts). Such an inspiring setting with rugged cliffs above the jubilant singing Crystal River. And such inspiring students as they created with all of their hearts and soul. See photos of Crystal River book arts here.
Pages in Progress by Marline
Student Artist Books
And I taught in the mountains where I helped raise money for the wonderful Klamath Outdoor School... this is the land of blue-green spring water and ponderosa pines, long lush grass, wildflowers and butterflies. This workshop included nature walks and talks by my friend, Marjorie Glass, a wildlife biologist. We slept in a big yurt and the stars were amazing. Please see photos of "Nature in the Mind's Eye here.
Artist Book by Christine
Kandis Artist Book Pages
And lastly I taught three workshops at the amazing Art Unraveled in Phoenix, Arizona where I was welcomed with open arms, encountered my first Monsoon and realized again just how strong the pull of art Is. Please see photos from my three workshops at Art Unraveled here.
Artist Book by Helen
Artist Book by Chrissie
In each place I got to spend time with old friends and new and be amongst other women who know how important it is to nourish themselves.
One of the things I love the most about teaching is when I walk away from someones worktable and then return after awhile the amazing surprises I encounter!
Victory Shield by Laura
Blessing Sticks by Helen