our little slice of heaven
Our Beach Boys - Zac and Joey
A couple of days later our friends, Karen and Neil Hollingsworth, joined us for a much-needed break from the routine.
Brett and Karen
Brett, the dogs and Neil
After they left, the weather reports started coming in about Sandy, and for a while, we weren't sure if we were in the path of the storm - just glued to the ever-changing news and hoping for the best. I was mainly concerned about my workshop students who were on their way - turned out everyone arrived safe and sound during the weekend which was a great relief.
The workshop started last Monday, I was joined by my assistant, Kelli, from the Sedona Arts Center and twenty-one of the most warm, friendly, eager and talented women - five which came back for another round. I knew after the first day how very lucky I was to have such a great group of broads and they made my week so enjoyable. Thanks to all who spent the week with me, I am recharged and more motivated than ever.
my gals hard at work
an exercise painting mugshots
immersed in our stuff, enjoying the paints
It needs to be said - being at the beach for two weeks, watching the sun rise right outside my window every morning and the moon rise every evening to wish us a good night's sleep - being in the company of strong, fabulous women who love to paint and talk about art - sharing my down-time with the guy and the pups I love so much - knowing the storm and that mighty sea we walked beside every day reeked havoc in many lives and destroyed those homes they've worked hard to build and nurture - it was humbling and a profound reminder of how grateful we are for being back home safe and sound and having each other.
Peace to All
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