The house is quiet today…the first day in weeks. Our home has been bustling with women…women weaving creativity, emotion, authenticity, friendship and boat loads of love into a newly formed Tribe. The Joy of Collage workshop was in the planning stages for months and Lynn Whipple and I envisioned a nourishing retreat for women to create beautiful art, restore our vital energy and celebrate our gorgeous, intuitive self’s. The excitement built with a frenzy until we finally gathered two weeks ago around the pool at our St Pete Beach home…aka….Tribe Wild Women Art Centre. The bonding was immediate as we shared tidbits of our lives while the sun faded into the horizon and the twinkle lights illuminated our sparking eyes. We were giddy and it wasn’t just because of the Margaretta’s!!! The glorious evening left us all wanting more.
We gathered at Suntan Art Center the next morning in the shadow of the Don Cesar…so ready to savor three days on the beautiful Gulf. We did a little ritual to get rid of anything that held us from being our totally wild, exuberantly creative selves. Before we started making art we strolled a few sandy steps away from our classroom to the waters edge…what a delicious way to start the day…
Lynn and I taught some mixed media techniques and everyone dove into the creative adventure of tearing paper and combing through images and the car fulls of art supplies and treasures we carted into the room.
At days end we didn’t want our time together to end so we made our way next door to the Don Cesar’s pool bar. We all sported blinky’s…sold to benefit The Safety Harbor Art and Music Center (SHAMC)…the birth mama of this center is the amazing Kiaralinda and wherever Kiaralinda is….it’s guaranteed there will be photos of people sporting blinys!!!
We went from the pool bar to the waters edge and enjoyed the sunset…the end of our first full day together….and happily we have two more days together!!!