Sunday, February 28, 2010

Pure Magic...

(photo courtesy of DJ Pettitt)

An Artful Journey retreat ended a week ago, but there's still a soft buzz in the air around here. I'm still floating along, not nearly ready to move on from the incredible aura that was created up there on that mountain. A community of artists, most of them strangers on that first day, came together and created pure magic.

(photo courtesy of Chrissy Gardner)

It was a combination of the peaceful venue, the talented and giving instructors, the Presentation Center staff, and every single attendee, each of whom arrived with an open, willing spirit. Just look at these beautiful faces.

















Even the weather cooperated. The forecasts were for rain every day, but we had just a day and a bit of drizzly soft sprinkles. Amazing.

(photo courtesy of Chrissy Gardner)









There was a collective consciousness in that sacred place among the redwoods, and I'm so grateful to have witnessed it. I know that the effects of that time together will ripple out and touch others, as it touched us when we were there. What a gift.



Words don't do it justice. All I know for sure is that we were meant to be there together—no doubt about it.












(photo courtesy of Chrissy Gardner)

I'm excited about where this Journey is heading—I hope you'll join up with me somewhere along the way.

11 comments:

Judy said...

Congrats on a job well done!

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DJ said...

Well, I'm still smiling, and know that the magic of An Artful Journey will be with me for some time. I can't wait for July!

lilylovekin said...

I still carry it with me in my heart, it was a wonderful experience. I'm coming back in July and I can't wait. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Lorrie

Lorrie said...

You did a spectacular job in putting together such a wonderful event Cindy! Each piece came together in such a perfect way. Your idea of the three-day class was just such a good one!! I cannot wait to see what other things you have planned for us!
Lorrie Spotts

Lorrie said...

You did a spectacular job in putting together such a wonderful event Cindy! Each piece came together in such a perfect way. Your idea of the three-day class was just such a good one!! I cannot wait to see what other things you have planned for us!
Lorrie Spotts

stephanie said...

“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.”
Sarah Ban Breathnach

You did it. Pure magic dear friend.
xxoo

ps...my fingers remain a permanent shade of ProChem green :)

The Creative Beast said...

beautiful post Cindy!

thank you SO very much for creating this amazing event - i know we all felt the magic =-)

i'm looking forward to the beginning of some Day Retreats =-)

Monica

Mo'a said...

I still have the glow from my wonderful experience at the retreat.
I just wrote a post about it.
You and DJ were both a great inspiration.

Artoholic said...

Artful journeys are AWESOME - I'm on one every day, even if I don't pick up the brush, pastel or pencil I'm still seeing with art in my eyes.

Well done for the inpsirational post and photos!

Cheers,

Cindy

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