Let me just say that it was a creative dream: I had so much energy and joy to put into my work ---- and, thanks to my family who made it possible for me to get away, I could stay awake for hours to see an idea through and know that the only thing I had to worry about in the morning was getting the dogs out for their morning constitutional before there was an accident. Then I could be right back at my little table with a cup of coffee and everything I needed for creating. Creating what? Well... a lot of my energy went into jewelry -- the rest went into taking care of me.
I can show you the jewelry:
|There are about 15 necklaces on the mannequin, a journal I made while there, and "thank you" cards for me dear friends Lissa and Lindy who nurtured me for those two delightful weeks.|
|Thanks, Pina, for posting this on Facebook!|
I think that I am finally waking up to how very important it is for me to take care of myself. Time away, loving family and friends, all the other support in my life: these have helped me to this realization. Now the journey will be learning how to maintain self-care. So, clearly, I need to make the two week retreat an annual event.
Finally, I just have to indulge in some images from Eastport:
|Looking at the harbor below my deck.|
|A blueberry field in autumn glory.|