Last Thursday I headed to Salt Lake City to meet up with 13 amazing women and set up camp for three nights at the Heber House in Heber, Utah. I am pretty sure we started talking at about 10:00 am Thursday morning and didn't stop until I fastened my seat belt on the airplane at 3:00 pm Sunday afternoon.
Pretty sure I even talked in my sleep.
After lunch, we headed to the house, unloaded suitcases and tons of supplies, jumped back in the truck and headed to Wal-mart to pick up the necessities, you know 10 varieties of crackers and chips, M&M (duh) Diet Cokes, Waters, Tea, Humus, REAL carrots, celery, coffee and jammies (because someone forgot her jammies.)
We got back to the house and one by one the ladies started to arrive and the fun began! WE all made a deal that what happens in the Heber House stays in the Heber House but what I will say is that it was an amazing, artsy, wild, happy, tearful, paint splattered, snack filled weekend.
It was good.
The fact that these women trusted me to step out and away from their normal safe creative space sorta made my heart overflow and explode. I love the fact that you can get a pile of supplies and teach the same way to everyone and every single person's art is so different. It is so them, not me and that is a huge part of my purpose and one of my favorite parts, well that and watching the "lightbulbs" go on and the "happy dances" that happen throughout the classes.
Good times, I tell you, really good, friendship making, art loving times.
I was and am so blessed by each one of these ladies (and those who were not in this photo) and my heart was continually overflowing with happy. That may sound corny to you, but maybe not.
There is something really special about retreats and staying with one another from the start to the finish. Late night laughs, early morning moments and one on one time with each other. It makes for an awesome time and a few sad moments when we all say farewell...
Thank you Marci for doing what you love. You do it well and I am so thankful for our friendship. Thank you to each one of my new (and old) friends for spending your time with me to laugh, create, eat, sleep a little and just plain enjoy each others company.
I look forward to the next time we meet...