What a delightful weekend the "creative spirits" experienced in Blowing Rock last weekend! I was lucky enough to be asked again to be part of the creative team led by Susan Edmonson and Kristi Steiner. The annual BELIEVE IN YOURSELF creativity retreat was held at the grand MEADOWBROOK INN in beautiful Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
The weekend's festivities began with registration on Wednesday afternoon.
On Wednesday night the creative spirits assembled in the dining room of the MEADOW-
BROOK for a delightful time of getting acquainted via the "trades".
Each participant brought delights to swap with 4 others, while sharing answers to questions held inside tiny butterfly-adorned bottles. The trades were made by hand, or were wonderful little goodies to be used in the mixed media project of the weekend...
The theme of the weekend was
CREATIVITY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE.
Every morning Kristi and Susan led us in reflective and inspiring journal exercises... prompts that helped each one dig deep into the heart of his/her own creative flow... and give real meaning to the work.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning were spent in the classrooms with sewing machines purring, and paints, sprays and glues being put to all kinds of uses. The "spice chests" began to take shape and each one had its own unique beauty.
"Vendor night" was spent with each of our talented vendors sharing a technique that could be used in many applications by each artist.
We also had an evening where participants could sell or showcase their creations.
The crowning glory of the weekend was the farewell tea. As we sipped tea, ate yummy delights and said goodbyes... all are looking forward to BELIEVE 2012....
Ummmh... Creativity with friends truly is the spice of life...
Life is so good...