we had perfect sunny warm weather for beach shenanigans, outdoor artmaking, early morning coffee on the wrap around porch, flower mandala making and general sun worshipping. our group was amazing - so kind and open and supportive of one another - and brave. late one night we counted that collectively we had left 52 children at home for the weekend! these mamas needed a creative getaway!!
our time flowed smoothly between artmaking - hammering silver with liz, painting the dreamiest layers with faith, and stitching happiness with me - and chill time, whether it was walking on the beach or sharing with new friends or getting a massage from my goddess friend jess, or dancing in the moonlight on the beach after a fire hooping show.
i'm continually inspired and in awe of the power a circle of women can create. the support we can give one another and the freedom and fun of gathering together! there was such a yummy vibe flowing all weekend, i felt so amazingly grateful to be part of it. at one point i was excitedly blabbering to a friend "see! see? this is what i want to do! i want to host creative gatherings and bring all these beautiful people together!" and she said EM YOU ARE DOING IT! and i was like "oh yeah..."!! the cherry/icing/sprinkles/vegemite on top was collaborating with these two deliciously inspiring souls who i am so thrilled to have as friends. working together was a dream, as was our day relaxing by my lake after the retreat. and by relaxing i mean laying on a blanket together while banjo insisted on showering us with both sand and his musical talents on the harmonica. but i'll take it!