Have you ever had an experience that was so wonderful, you just couldn't explain it? There were no words to describe it? Or there were too many words to make it all come together without writing a novel? Well, that pretty much sums up these past few weeks for me!
Just returned from Art Unraveled in Phoenix a few days ago. It was spectacular. This was my first visit to Arizona, and it's beauty took my breath away at every turn. To be honest though, not a big fan of the 108 degrees during the day, and 92 in the evening. I'll take the snow over that heat anyday. Crazy as it sounds, i was actually longing for a good old Rochester cold spell!
My classes were awesome....busy, messy and playful, and where i met the sweetest new "forever art friends". Not many of them are Arizona"natives", lots of transplants from the Midwest and Northeast, so interesting to me.
Pam Carriker, Mary Beth Shaw and i had a fabulous dinner in old Scottsdale one night. Beautiful art and architecture amazing restaurant, and look, there's my pal Pam in this gorgeous sculpture garden!
Lucky me! Found my very favorite store, Fresh Produce in Scottsdale, and even caught a huge sale! (i try to find this store whenever i travel)
Finally had a visit with my really sweet friend (who i never met in person!) super art girl Dina Wakely! She was at the fabulous Art Unraveled Shopping Extravaganza on Saturday.This week i am unpacking and repacking the same boxes of art treasures to ship out for Create in Chicago which starts next Wednesday. So many supplies to pack! So thrilled, that is my biggest gig yet. FIVE completely full, SOLD OUT classes. BREATHE!!!
So that's why i needed a little breather.....just to enjoy and cherish the moments and memories without pressuring myself to document those precious minutes for social media. I love what i do, and am so very blessed. I know that personally, i sometimes need to step away from all the technology and JUST BE in the moments. They are treasure.
..........and you know my most favorite mantra...........