Thursday, May 7, 2009

Quite the Journey!!

That's how one student described the 2-day workshop with DJ Pettitt last week--quite the journey, indeed! We had an amazing group of women, coming from nine states to attend the workshop, and we couldn't have asked for a better group for the maiden Journey...
We met up on Sunday afternoon in downtown Los Gatos, where we followed DJ around and took photos of whatever caught our eye (and yes, we had some curious onlookers).

Even the mascot duck at the local flower store wasn't safe!

After wandering through town, we came together at a local bookstore to chat and view each other's photos. Everyone agreed that this was a great way to start the Journey!
The next two days were spent immersed in altered photos, paints, fabrics, and ephemera. DJ is a fabulous instructor and everyone was thrilled with what they learned in her class (you can see more photos on her blog).

We had two pairs of mothers and daughters, sisters, an aunt and niece, old friends meeting up, and new friendships being formed. Priceless!
I'm very blessed to be able to do what I love; and all the support and encouragement I've received just confirms that I'm on the right path. I'm looking forward to the next group of classes with Judy Wise and Katie Kendrick in July--perhaps you'd like to join us! See the website for full details...


Robin Olsen said...

That looks like such a fun workshop! How great to get to do a photo shoot beforehand.

kecia deveney said...

i see lots of familiar faces in those photos!

Mo'a said...

How lucky you are. It is a dream of mine to take a class with DJ...someday.
The photo of the Dogwood and rod iron gate is stunning.