Monday, June 7, 2010
It's taken me all day to fully land on my feet after such an extraordinary experience in the woods of New Hampshire. Because this was my second time teaching at Squam Art Workshops, I was not surprised by the magic and beauty. I was just so darn relieved to see that it still existed! I had feared my memories had grown exaggerated over time... but Squam was still filled with majestic woodland trails and the pristine lake that reaches out to the horizon with glassy arms. Most of all, Squam remained a place filled with sparkling eyes, wide open hearts...and laughter trailing through mossy paths.
Inspiration and creativity filled every waking moment and slipped into dreams, as the shore of the lake lapped beneath my bedroom window and the loons sang their nightly lullabies.
I'll return with lots of details from the three classes I taught (to the most amazing students imaginable)... I'm missing each of them tonight, along with all of the new and old friends that filled me to the brim. Luckily, the lovely Jen Gray just put up a wonderful video that's helping to ease my pangs... and I'm happy to be able to give you all a little taste. The beginning scenes are from the second day of my Botanical Printing class, when the warm weather beckoned us all out onto the gorgeous decks of the classroom, for working and gazing at the lake. The glimpse of my silly "beaming" self will give you a sense of how I felt all week.