My mom and I left on Friday afternoon and drove the seven hours north and east to Holderness, New Hampshire where the Squam Art Workshops are held. We arrived in darkness and woke up on Saturday to the most beautiful day. The sun was shining, the air was warm, and the scenery was beautiful - winding roads, huge boulders, and the smell of pine in the air. I found myself feeling more relaxed than I have in a long time (I'm sure that leaving my boys at home had something to do with this) and tried to soak it all up.
I carried my camera around, but was so busy chatting and looking, that I only snapped a few photos. What I didn't capture, and want most to share, are the people. SAW attracts some of the most creative, sensitive and supportive women (to be fair, there were a few men there, and they were also lovely). My mom and I both felt very welcomed and honored to be a part of this magical event.
|a welcome banner at one of Maya's workshops|
We did manage to take more foot tracings than expected, but that was just icing on the cake. It was a great experience and I'm already looking forward to doing it again (though next time, I'd like to stay all week and attend the workshops).
What about you? Have you ever attended? Could you use a creative retreat like this?