WOW. Saying goodbye to My Artful Journey – a whirlwind of creativity, excitement, tears, new techniques, friendships, community and the outcome? Something that I can only describe as an amazing community and a realization – that if I deny this passion for living a creative life, I am denying life itself as fully as it can be lived. So many kindred spirits and talented women I have met and had the pleasure to create with over the past few days…. 12 hour days spent in our workshop space, cutting, pasting, laughing, supporting and most of all, completely sinking ourselves into our addiction. I don’t want to take my paint stained apron off or say goodbye to these wonderful women, but I know this community will be there at the end of our blog posts, supporting, celebrating and planning reunions.

Huge thank you to Cindy at An Artful Journey and also Mati and Kelly Rae for this great experience. We also had Andrea from SuperHero Designs visit us on Sunday to hang out, which was amazing! She is part of the brainchild of MondoBeyondo which I had just completed so it was such a thrill to chat to her about dreaming big and living a creative life. (photo below: Mati, Me, Kelly Rae and Andrea)

THEN to top off my weekend, Mindy over at Wishstudio posted my giveaway to her community and there are some lovely comments…please check out her blog, still a few days left to win!

I cant wait to get back to share all my photos with you all and kick start the next phase of my own Artful Journey and also catch up with all my Artful Journey friends – thank you all for making this weekend one to remember forever. :-)