Letting go and Moving On

I am so filled with gratitude these days that I’m about to burst wide open. It’s amazing how, when you REALLY live in the moment, on the deepest level, you realize that you have everything you need. Right now. Finding that sense of peace and serenity inside oneself, no matter what or who is swirling around you, is what it’s really all about, isn’t it? It’s all good–and so much more…

Speaking of good stuff, I’ve been having such fun preparing for Katie’s and Judy’s arrival next week–sending out mailings, planning the food, gathering supplies. There’s still space in Judy’s class; just click on the photo under Day Journeys to the right there.

I’m looking forward to nothing but art and good friends for a few days–we all need that from time to time, right? The fellowship, the sharing of ideas, the enthusiasm and the bonding that take place in these workshops are critical to my well-being and to my emotional health. So I’m looking forward to receiving a good jolt to maintain that equilibrium!

But before I can kick back and absorb all the creative energy flowing from Katie, Judy, and the attendees, I’ve got a number of other things to take care of first: getting registration ready to open this Wed, July 1 for the Encaustic Journaling class (see all the Day Journeys on the right-hand side there); feverishly preparing for the July 15 registration opening for the Feb. 2010 full retreat;; putting together Provisions for the Journeys packets; following up on ideas for the coming year (oh, you just wait!); and of course, spending time with the grandbabies. That’s the one thing I always make time for–how could I not?!

The fun never ends…

First, an update on the July and August workshops: Katie’s class is now full, but if you’d like to be placed on the waiting list, just email me. I’ve still got spots in Judy’s July class and in Leighanna’s classes in August. Check out the links on the right side there, under Day Journeys.

And I’m thrilled to announce another Day Journey class on Sat/Sun, Sept. 19 & 20. Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch (aka Trish) will be here to teach a 2-day workshop entitled, “Encaustic Journaling“. And I don’t mind saying, this is going to be fabulous–just take a look at these luscious photos! And she’ll be supplying all the encaustic stuff, so you don’t have to run out and buy a ton of supplies. The description and all details will be on the website in the next few days, and I’m hoping to open registration on July 1. Will update you here!

If you’re not familiar with her work, check out her website here. And be sure to take a look at her new book, Encaustic Workshop, here. I hope you’ll be joining us in Los Gatos for one or more of these workshops. More soon!

There’s Still Time…


to sign up for the July workshops with Judy Wise and Katie Kendrick! Judy’s over on her blog having one heck of a plaster fit! What a wonderful medium to work with, and the techniques can transfer over into other areas as well. I just love the abstract look she’s able to achieve–isn’t it gorgeous? So if you’re in the mood to explore and spend the day with this wonderful, wise, generous soul, then hop on over here and sign up. We’re going to have a grand old time!

And Katie’s class is just about full–what a great couple of days we’re going to have. And of course, food is part of the deal, including the now famous “official” Day Journey cookies–the BEST chocolate chip, pecan cookie you’ve ever had. These will be offered at every Journey along the way, they’re that good. Hope to see you at a workshop soon!