Christy Tomlinson and I have clocked up some seriously major miles to spend time with each other. Every single one of them is worth it! I just love being around her. I feel inspired, we laugh, we shop, we make art, we goof around!
Seriously ? How cute can an adult be?An added bonus of being with Christy is she really is part of a ‘package deal’ . She comes with her family and friends! Look at Miss Allie, her daughter – the apple didn’t fall far from the tree right? Such a beautiful person inside and out!
THIS is how Allie went to school – I looked forward to seeing what she was rocking each day, and I found her so inspiring. Seeing all the fun she was having, reminded me of how much I loved having fun with my style. And this was a big part of setting my wheels in motion with my own personal style renaissance.
Ben Tomlinson and Christy’s sister Tia ( LOVE HER!) both ran everything ‘behind the scenes’ as the retreat went on and Christy and I taught each day. And when i say run, I mean actually RUN – I only saw Tia resting when she was asleep. Ben cooks up the most amazing thigh-dimpling food. It’s dangerous!
Idaho spuds! Christy Approved! Yum!
Beard Chopsticks were NOT used in the harming of any sushi!
And the incomparable Margie Romney-Aslett ( Just A Girl) was my bed neighbour and we nearly died laughing every day, and into the night. I miss this girl’s face and laugh so bad! And the icing on the Awesome Cake is our She Matters retreat girls. What a fabulous group of women. We really had some fun both in the classroom and out!
Speaking of classrooms – I so LOVE Christy’s art studio. It’s my Idaho Home!
And have a closer look at some of the work created – there was ALOT!!! Because the girls stayed up until the wee hours in the studio having an arty party.
You can see what a fun time we had!
And each night, were the adorable treats on our beds… Reminders of a magical week, with fantastic people. I felt full and cared for when I left.
Thank you Christy for having me and here’s to many, many more fun catch-ups for ever after!
So cultivate your art friends. Even if they live on the other side of the planet, and you miss them very much!