View from the retreat restaurant with prayer flags

Another year, and another wonderful Artful Journey. What a difference a year makes don’t you think?

I just got back home and spent the day “creating a clearing” in my studio. I felt such a shift whilst away, I just needed to clear some space to let the new possibilities in. All the new and wonderful things I absorbed and creations I thought about – I want to manifest them into my life to become part of it.

It was so amazing to be back at this wonderous place, three whole magical days of creating ahead of me and seeing some of my artful tribe who have supported each other on this journey. I cannot begin to explain what it felt like to drive back up the curvy road surrounded by trees and wooded scent towards this place….excited to be reunited with some of the lovely and talented girls from last year and meeting all the new faces that would be there.

It rained (and even snowed) for most of the time, but it was sunny in our hearts as we cozied ourselves in the studio spaces and in our creative heavens.

I was in Stephanie Lee’s plaster workshop class with artful sisters Lorrie and Lindy and met some new fabulous creative souls, all there to explore and expand. Heaven.

Lorrie and Lindy getting messy!

This class is where a moment of clarity happened. I felt I had been reunited with something special, finally come home to a medium I *LOVE*. (more on this in the next post).

Stephanie Demoing in the first morning

As soon as Stephanie finished demoing to us on that first morning, it was if I was let loose into my place to be. I created so many pieces that gave me joy and the journey over those three days was amazing as we learned new techniques and ways to work with plaster and wax. Stephanie and Judy Wise are also running an online class in June – Check it out.

Some of my work in progress
I cannot wait to show you all the process, work in progress and final pieces.
I am in Plaster Bliss my friends.