Winter Artist Retreat
Dear friends and art lovers,
It's hard to believe that 2017 is quickly coming to a close and looking back, I realize what a full year it has been. The time has flown by with both creative and domestic endeavours. There has been art exhibits, workshops facilitated and new work produced as well as family visits, care for a beloved ailing pet and the removal of a large cedar tree that had stood on our property for decades. And now it is time to recharge and renew.
To that end, I am going to be taking some time to catch my breath and to explore the new ideas that have been percolating in me throughout the year and I want to let what unfolds be unencumbered by the demands of social media, the sharing of work in progress or the pursuit of sales. And so, I am calling a time out and embarking on my Winter Artist Retreat.
I will be spending the time only a stones throw from a beach on the steel grey Salish Sea, facing the bracing winds and walking the green trails of the nearby forests. Reestablishing my connection with the natural world is grounding and a source of great inspiration to me, helping me to be present, in the moment and open to the beauty that surrounds me. This natural connection, as well as the odd combination and permutation of memory and dream that run through my imagination is an endless source of inspiration and a springboard for my creative expression.
I will return to social media and the sharing of my progress in the spring. I am excited to see what evolves from this getaway, my focused artist retreat.