Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Away I go

Tonight I am packing for an Artful Journey Retreat with Nina Bagley. I leave in the morning for the 3 hour drive to the Presentation Center in Los Gatos and check into my little cottage at 3pm. I'm very excited to have this time to my self to relax, rest and recharge. I'm looking forward to walks on the grounds with my camera in hand discovering new worlds and landscapes. I'm also looking forward to spending 3 days in a jewelry making class with Nina. I love to collect found objects and if she can teach me ways to incorporate them in to my art work I would love it. Fortunately I have a list of items to bring, it is difficult to know what to pack. Beads, silver wire for wrapping, ribbon, pearls, found objects, lace, and lots of other stuff is going into the mix, I'm just not sure what I'll want once I get there. I'm also taking a suitcase full of journaling supplies so I have that to work on if I want to. It is going to be a full week-end. I don't know if I"ll be able to post or not, if not you won't hear from me until Monday. You all have a wonderful weekend.


  1. LOS GATOS ! That's where i grew up ! I LOVE Los Gatos so MUCH!

    Julie and I have spent many a day there too..Love that Sur La Table shop and there was a cute antique shop on the corner that I found a darling Thanksgiving picture in when I was with Julie...

    Lorrie, what a dream to take that class with Nina..i don't know her...but sure know of her....

    i hope i wasn't pushing it on the morning glorys....i think they'll be o.k.

    can't wait to hear all about the workshop...

    take lots of pictures...

    have a wonderful time, my friend

    i'll miss you and be anxious for your return...

    sending love,
    kary and buddy

  2. Hello...!! It sounds so exciting to be you right now....packing for a trip like that...yes, be sure to bring journaling supplies and your camera...with extra batteries....
    i'm glad you are going to put the letter writing back into your life! it's almost a forgotten art form all in itself..

    looking forward to your next post!

  3. That sounds so wonderful. Have a fabulous time! Can't wait to hear all about it.

  4. How wonderful Lorrie! I can't wait to see all the pictures and read all about what an incredible and inspiring adventure it turns out to be.
    Have fun!

  5. Lorrie, I hope you give us updates. I'd love to hear what the process is like.
    Be bold!

  6. I so wish I could join you! Have a wonderful time and make something beautiful, take pictures and recharge!
    Oh - could you please say hello to Nina for me?

  7. What a wonderful way to recharge, and relax. I'm so jealous, and excited for you!

    The pictures of the things you have above look like so much fun!

    Can't wait to see what you make! ENJOY yourself!



  8. What yummy treasures....cant wait to see what you make with from over the pond...H

  9. Lucky girl- have tons of fun.. I would love to see your creations.

  10. Having done a few of Nina's workshops, I know you will have a ball, she is my inspiration and favourite artist. Look forward to reading all about your adventure.

  11. Oh, I am so envious!! I used to visit Los Gatos all the time - I love that place!!! Have a wonderful time! Can't wait to hear all about it... Love, Silke

  12. I've been thinking of how much fun your having and how well deserved...Can't wait till our adventure next month. It's closer than you think....

  13. Hope you had a great time and I can't wait to see the jewelry that you made.

  14. I have just caught up with your last 6 posts. I hope you are OK. I hope the crafting break refreshed and recharged you and you will enkoy being back home.

  15. Have a safe and wonderful journey!