Play Play Play!

The Play retreat is well and truly over, but it is only now that I can find words to describe its awesomeness…

Picture if you will a  huge, light filled room settled amongst an a turn of the century,decommissioned military base… ok, maybe that last part is not so easy to do without seeing it for yourself…i will move on…. imagine 45 artists laughing, drawing, painting, collaging, singing, chatting and working away all at once and on their own projects from 8am till midnight. That is Play. well was Play. 2012 marked the last one (waaaaaaaaaaaahhh!). But Teesha Moore has other projects cooking, so I wont lament tooooooo much.

I also got to sit with my ‘PortuGALs ‘ -4 of us from Teesha’s Portugal Workshop were together – I was nestled between my little sister from San Francisco and big sis from Canada, Cynthia Fawcett of Cynful Creations.

I also got to meet my internet pal Mindy Lacefield and am coming home with one of her paintings…. so, so beautiful! Its me with a Tinsel hat. I am deeply in love with Mindy. Beyond crush. It’s major.

I felt like I was not getting anything ‘done’ while I was there, because i was having waaaaaay to much fun meeting people and chatting with my besties….singing at the beach…. trying not to faint in delight in the childrens book section of the vintage book store…you know, the usual (!). but at the end of day 3 , we had a little ‘show and tell’ and i had made : 26  (very cute) badges/buttons, a journal from scratch, a small painting on a board, and many, many drawings. It was a very inspiring environment and I will stuff my heart with every memory I gathered.

I made videos as I went of the journal and painting, and i’ll share them later… ! cant wait to share, because I am very, very, very in luuuuurve with the journal…

I am in Seattle now, staying with Teesha and Tracy, and having more fun than is probably legal. Lots of adventures to share soon! I hope you are having as much fun today as I am, but i probably doubt it (kidding!)!.

Choose Happiness


p.s. I’ll do the draw of the stamps as soon as I get back next week- promise!!!!


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