Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Just what the doctor ordered !

 I must say that the last couple of months have been a bit of a blur for me.  Between dolly making commitments and family goings ons ... well it was time for a much needed getaway.   I spent the last 5+ days in Omaha, Nebraska at the warm and wonderful Silver Bella event.  




Karla Nathan, Valita Baxley, Natalie Hansen, Shannon Johnson, Cheryl Stoneham, Stacy McGinnis, Lonnie Jenck, Carol Spinksi, myself, Michelle Gellar, Cherie Wilson
(Photo lifted from Lori Oles facebook page)


I took one photo during those days.  That's it.  One.  This one isn't it.  I don't even remember what photo I took.  I just remember I pulled my camera out at one point and took a snap.  Instead of clicking my camera here and there I spent each and every moment soaking in everything and everyone that surrounded me.  Deep, old friendships, new friendships forming, tired eyes, surprised eyes, happy and amazed faces, incredible artwork, more incredible teachers.  I could go on and on.

These days in Omaha were not about mementos on paper or photos in my iphoto library.  They have become special memories in my head and heart.  

So now I am back. 

Recharged artistically, mentally, spiritually and filled with deep appreciation, love and admiration of my funny, sweet, talented, beautiful, warm...and did I mention funny... art~soul mates.

3 comments:

thetruevine said...

I really enjoyed your contribution to the Love Chapter ornament swap! And beading with you in the Kaari Mend class. :-)

Katsui Jewelry said...

I was there, too, and just loved it. this was my second year....so much easier than the first. I was less dazed and dazzled and actually took about ten very lousy pictures. I just had time to grab the camera and take one quick...no thinking about what I was doing! I am so glad you enjoyed it!

Suz Reaney

miss lynn said...

colleen,
i just have
to tell you,
i LOVE the
beautiful
ornament that
you created
for the love
chapter swap.
sooooo
beautiful!
thank you for
sharing this
gift of yours
with us!
happy day to
you!

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