It takes a few days to absorb it all and to put emotion into words. Imagine a gathering of women, like-minded women, mind you, that come together to make art. In the process of sharing techniques, supplies, discoveries and truths with new-found and long-time friends, we discover more about ourselves. Everything falls into place. We are more truely ourselves than at any other time, free to express our thoughts and feelings through our art, our voice and our actions. Everyone there understands. We drink it all in, knowing that once we leave this magic, we must return to reality; where things like bills, shopping, cleaning and taking care of someone besides ourself creep in. If we are lucky, we can float on this high until the next big event, stealing time to sneak into our studio, even if it is only a studio of the mind. Remember the magic and carry it with you always.
I would like to recapture that freshness of vision which is characteristic of extreme youth when all the world is new to it. ~ Henri Matisse