find your kindreds. sacred life.
hello. over there.
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so many good things on the horizon. LIKE A BUSHEL FULL! and that makes me want to dance, but only if i don’t have to dance in front of anyone!
many days, some days i am asked why i do these retreats,
many days, some days i am asked how i can go on so many vacations. that one makes me laugh.
the past few years, teaching has become my heart.
the traveling, getting to see new lands is a bonus for sure. but what really does it for me is watching each girl walk thru the door, anticipating meeting up with others, telling me “just so you know i can’t paint” with a nervous voice and me saying something like….yeah i bet you can! and then over the next few days getting to watch thru these colorful eyes this blossoming of each personality. some come in with that shine up front, some with a little bit of nervousness that quickly is squelched as someone goes in for the hug or offers a little gift of coffee, feather or just a smile of, “totally – me too”. this stuff doesn’t just grow on trees people, it comes from digging deep, being real and letting go. yep, there it is. my anwer of why i do these retreats and workshops. all wrapped up with a pretty pink (hot pink) bow.
many days, some days i get as nervous as you. i can be a little anxious. trying to help get things in place, worrying that my class time won’t deliver, yep me too. but then the door opens, the smiles hit the faces and instantly this new love affair begins. how stinkin’ gorgeous is that! well it is as pretty as a little georgia peach – served up with come homemade ice cream!
so this is why.
this. is. why…..
here i find kindreds. here i don’t feel so isolated. here i have created such deep friendships that i on most everyday, at some point can feel so loved. so seen that there really isn’t anything better.
and so, i have reached my point. and today, i want to invite you to consider joining at the next journey i am skipping off to…
“As summer begins to give way to fall, come along to the Oregon Coast with Jen Lee, Kelly Barton, and Liz Lamoreux
and give yourself permission to tell the true stories.”
this road trip will be happening
gearhart, oregon ( the lands of sand dollars and chocolate croissants)
i am so happy to be sharing the space with each of them. and really hoping that i get to also share it with you.
consider coming along and telling. your stories.
you can register here.
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another bit of self – care goodness. liz and i are running our second CHICKADEE ROAD :: STUDIO SESSIONS. this a a 4 week course that will focus on ways to dive into your creative practice, find kindreds and create more options in your everyday to welcome in goodness, color and more self-self care. because really, when you are allowing that goodness in then the world just flows. come on, join the other chickadees. we can’t wait to meet you at the door.
my friend mindy tsonas will soon be releasing her premier issue of GLITTER & GRUNGE. a happy zine full of color and fun. i am doing kartwheels over my girl being a “cover girl”. you can get your pre-order today!