Wednesday, March 12, 2014


When our retreat ended last year I was a little bummed for a couple of reasons, (a) it was over way too quickly (b) I was going to miss you guys and (c) I felt there was no way in HELL that we could possibly have a better retreat!!!

Well, somehow I think we will have an even more extraordinary retreat this year.  First and foremost we have each other!  Then we have DJ!!!  I have wanted to take classes with her FOR YEARS but she doesn't teach that often and the last times I had checked I had to fly to ITALY to take a class with her!!  LOL!!!  The fact that she wants to come down and spend time with us and teach us her wonderful techniques is a blessing.  I will be forever grateful to her for sharing her time with us.

The house????  Fabulous.  Just fabulous.  We have a pool, a place to just hang out and watch the sunset over the water.... lots of space for everyone to be comfortable (no couches this year!!!).

We can not get the house until Saturday morning so I will be sending the car service to pick everyone up at the airport while I get it all together.   From what I saw everyone should be in by no later than 3:30 so I will have the service there at 4.  They will wait for everyone to get there in case anyone is delayed.

As I look around at our "stuff" I am so happy!! Thank you all for being a part of this wonderful event.


  1. For me these last days will go by in a whirl--I still have class kits to pack and ship. Yikes! Never before have so many worked so hard. There is no doubt in my mind that this will be the best ever! And nobody better talk about next year, until at least May! Enjoy the moment!

  2. Holy crap! Tomorrow we are down to a single-digit countdown. And for some of us, the temps will also drop to single digits.

  3. She is actually coming to us!!!! Life is so sweet...we are so blessed.

    1. Jacquie and I were trying to figure out how to get to her class in Italy a few uears ago!

  4. This had been a year of challenges (I suppose every year is) and although I always look forward to our time together, this year more than ever. I need a vacation! I need my art peeps! I need warm weather! 10 days! I hope I make it without killing a weather man.

  5. I agree...this has been another year of challenges for most of us...Life is funny that way,right? I agree with Eileen!
    EVERY year is better than the last,for me...not only because of all the fabulous things that are planned,all the hard work that is done,all the wonderful "guest" artists...but also because we all get to see each other again.Friends are precious. You are all precious to me!
    I was just looking through the 2010 "Yearbook" that I won at the 2011 retreat...what fun memories it brings back!!!
    XO Sue

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  7. Can you imagine what our lives would be like without art? We would never have met!!!