Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Queen is taking wing...

So in three days, it will be Wednesday, September 16th, 2009. This is a very important day for me. It is the day I go to S.A.W. , the Squam Art Workshops in Holderness, NH.

I am so excited I could burst !

I am also a little nervous...

Okay , a lot nervous. But I know I will be fine.

I am so proud of myself for stepping way out of my comfort zone

and taking the chance for me to hang out for 4 days with

a whole bunch of art loving adventurers just like me.

I don't know anyone in person,
though I "know" quite a few people from Blogland who are going to the retreat.

But I do have a blogpal who I feel like I know

and who is going to be my roomie

and who has already been such a great support for my neuroses

as I get ready to go and worry about "highschoolish" stuff

like what to wear, how will I fit in, what to bring, who will I eat lunch with...etc...

My blogpal/brand new bff is Carolyn

and I can't wait to meet her in person on Wed. as we travel up to Squam Lake (about 1 1/2 hours from home !) together !

You know when you embark on something and you have a feeling that it is the beginning of something really important, something that will have an impact on your whole life ?

Well, that is how I feel today,

as I get stuff together and prepare to go on my adventure.

I know I am giving myself a gift that is for my artist self and for my soul at the same time.

And that feels really good,

kind of like spreading wings that I just realized I have.

It is going to be a pretty busy couple of days, as I scurry around getting everything together (trying to relax into that instead of being perfectionist Kim - she is such a pain !!!). I don't think I will have time to post between now and Wednesday. I have also decided not to bring my computer to Squam. I want to soak everything up, and fill myself and my spirit. I am bringing the camera though !!! And I just may take a video or two while I am there. I will take you all with me in my back pocket, and I promise to share my experiences when I get back.

I will see you then and say some prayers that I remember to use those wings !!! ;)

Happy Sunday, beautiful Ones.


Snap said...

Have a wonderful, wonderful time. I have a favor to ask. Please give Carolyn a great big hug from me. I followed her on her first blog and look forward to seeing more of her animal/pet photos. She is a talented young woman. I think this is a perfect match -- you two will be wonderful together and will inspire each other.

When you give Carolyn the hug from me ... Get her to give you one back from me!


Auntie Snap! !!! !!!!

sherry ♥ lee said...

Well I'm glad to hear you aren't taking your computer to Squam!!! You need to be completely "in the moments" and computer time isn't it!! A camera? Well YES! You need to record your experience!!

I love that you are stepping out of your comfort zone with this, but glad that you have someone you "know" (and will get to know even better) as a roommate.

Enjoy it all Kim -- and tell that "pain" "Perfectionist Kim" that she's not allowed on this trip!!! :)

Janet said...

Take a deep breath and relax! Now go have a great artsy adventure and come back and tell us all about it.

patti said...

You are so lucky! I wish I could come too!

Have a wonderful time Kim, relax and get happily creating. I look forward to hearing about it all when you get back.

Anonymous said...

Wow, how exciting for you! I can't wait to hear how it goes.

Anonymous said...

Have fun, friend!!! You are going to so love this! People are so friendly and help out each worries are needed. Just "be in the moment" and have a blast.

Anonymous said...

Have fun, friend!!! You are going to so love this! People are so friendly and help out each worries are needed. Just "be in the moment" and have a blast.

Kim said...

Ooooh, fly little chickadee! What a wonderful thing to do for and with yourself. Can't wait to see your vlogs when you get back and of course the other art you will make. Have a most fabulous time!

deb did it said...

~ flap flap~ YOU GO GIRL.....I remember my first art retreat at Artfest, Port Townsend Washington, where all the "biggies" was incredibly awesome. Nothing compares to the energy you will experience there.You will OD on art, ideas and new friendships! Soak it all in....and it matters not what you is Y-O-U that everyone will adore! ~ flap flap~

Kate said...

Well I am glad there will be one queen there to hold court. You will have the most fantastic time. I wish I were going too!


beth said...

omg....I just hung up the phone after talking to you forever and I love you !!!

I can't wait for you to be part of squam...a love that will blanket you for years to come....

safe travels, dreamy days and never ending breezes your week ahead....


beth said...

oops....."IN" your week ahead

Jennifer said...

Have a wonderful time! You will be such a treasure to your group worries about fitting in :)

Hugs!!...Oh, so glad you did sugar free Wednesday with me. I think I'll make it a tradition :)

Carolyn said...

Kim~ I can't wait to meet you IN REAL LIFE on Wednesday!!!!!
I even updated my neglected blog to write about my feelings for Squam!
We are gonna have so much fun!!!!!!!

Art supplies? check!
Warm socks? check!
Wine? check!
Wings? check!

See you soon!

arlene said...

I know you won't see this till you get back, but I am saying a little prayer of joy for you, my sweet friend! I can't even wait to see your pics and hear about it when you get back. You are So brave!!

Roberta said...

Kim, I am SO excited you are taking the plunge and going to Squam! I am sure you will LOVE it! I nervously took the plunge two years ago, got on a plane and went to Portland Art and Soul, not knowing anyone!!! I have to say, it was one of the best experiences of my life!
What classes are you taking??? I'll be thinking of you, and can't wait to hear all about it when you get back! Soak up all the fun you can!!!

All the best,

Anne said...

Hi, Kim! Hope you have a fabulous time! I just know you'll have fun! I adore your birdie with a secret piece ... and that the secret is that we all have wings! Super colors! :-)