Monday, December 7, 2009

Big Hearts Walking Play Date December 2009

So how can I describe it ?

These 6 wonderful women got together in Manchester, NH, one early December Saturday afternoon, (which ended up to be the first significant snowfall of 2009 by the way...)

(back row - Gretchen, Colleen, Jill, Kriss front row - Kim, Corrine)

to play...

to be with other like-minded artist women...

to do something just for themselves...

to support the creative expression and growth of others, and of their own artist soul...

to feel like a part of a community of creative people...

and most of all,

to just be really, really present in their own lives for that moment in time...

There was laughter, giggles, sharing of stories and maybe even a few secrets...

There was trusting, and understanding and kindness and giving and best of all, no judgement !

Oh, and there was lots of fun art making too !

The main thing I came away with from our lovely afternoon, (which stretched into the evening and even over night for some of us ! ;)),was a deep sense of thankfulness.

I was thankful that these women took time out of busy schedules to come to the little event that I organized.

I was thankful that everyone was glad that they had decided to come.

I was thankful that everyone was cared for, including myself !

And I was just so thankful to be there !

So a huge thank you to

the beautiful, wonderfully grounded and sweetly gentle Kriss,


the beautiful, extremely enthusiastic and generous Gretchen,

The beautiful, brave and incredibly visionary Colleen,

The beautiful, immensely kind and wonderfully curious Jill,

and

the beautiful, accommodating and infinitely supportive Corrine

for being there and for making it an experience that this happy Big Heart will never forget !

Bring on the next one !

Tomorrow I will post about some of the great art play that we did during our special afternoon !

Happy Monday to you all, Beautiful Ones !

26 comments:

sherry ♥ lee said...

Happy women, carrying on their version of "Squam Love" in their own way -- taking the message that Squam is meant to be about and making it happen. All is takes is one person to say "lets do this" and it can happen...I'm so glad that you did.

Secrets...ah...there is something magical about sharing secrets!! :)

deb did it said...

I wanna come play with you too!

Dawn Supina said...

It is really fantastic to find a group of artsy folks to hang with and to create with. I'm glad you've found some local art buddies!

Miss Meliss said...

YAY to PLAY! My heart is happy for all you funtastic ladies!

~magick~
Melissa

Olivia said...

Everyone looks so happy, Kim! Wish I lived closer so that I could come to. I know I really, really would have enjoyed it! xo, O

Elizabeth MacCrellish said...

ooooooh!!!!! What fun! What magic! I can feel it from here-- love love love this-- building creative community-- that is just the. BEST. ahh, am so inspired.
Bisous, E

Julie said...

Super fun!!

gretchen said...

Oh Kim, my heart is so full of love right now! What a precious post about our day together- it brings happy tears to my eyes. I am so honored and grateful to have been a part of that day and to have shared it with you all. Thank you thank you thank you for making it all happen, dearest one!
oxoxo

slommler said...

This is so wonderful. To see a group of women come together in harmony of mind and spirit!! Who would have thought!!?? What a blessing. If I lived closer, I would definitely want to come to the next play date! Can't wait to see the art!
Hugs
SueAnn

joanne said...

wow, it is so wonderful to come here and soak in all the creative sharing and friendship... how awesome that you all got together and found the magic of fellowship around the creative circle of hearts... i love all the smiles and want to be there to play too :)

Jennifer said...

This looks like a wonderful time Kim! *sigh*

Judy Wise said...

oh, those beautiful faces, most of which I recognize and love. Blessings on your small community; something of reverence and bliss was created here.

Sandy Bartholomew said...

Oooooo... I asked Santa for some art friends this Christmas. Are you them?! Please please? :-D

JeriAnn said...

Fantastic! So happy for all of you, Kim. Can't wait to see the playdate art.

Genie Sea said...

What an awesome celebration of camaraderie and art! :) How fun! :)

patti said...

Looks like bliss to me!!

Will look forward to seeing what you all created.

Anne said...

Hi, Kim! Sounds like ya'll had a fabulous time! Thanks for sharing the photos! :-)

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Yay for friends and art and living and loving! Sounds like it was a fun time. Maybe next time, another time I'll take the road down and join you, but it will have to be a snow-free season!

Kate said...

You look like you are all having such a blast. I can't wait to see all th art.

Kate

Linda said...

ok - that is it...i'm moving there. first it was the west coast where all the art stuff was happening, now it's just THAT much closer...i am so moving there! xox Linda

Anonymous said...

Kim- This post brings tears to my eyes. I felt I got to be me, to truly enjoy myself. No one was trying to out do any one or make them feel not included. I'm extreamly happy I came and that I met all of you at Squam.
Thank You, Kim for EVERYTHING!!
BIG, HUGE hugs and smiles~ Jill
nalettejm@yahoo.com

beth said...

you are totally making me want to jump on a plane next time you do this....

you know that, right ?

hugs to you for such sweet words today on my blog....you are so beautiful !

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Anonymous said...

Happiness is so simple! I know the care you put into preparing to make this event be the best is could be and it worked!!!Beautiful post, beautiful women! Looking forward to seeing the arts stuff too:):) Love you precious one.
Mom

stacy kathryn said...

Looks like everyone had so much fun. I am so wishing I lived closer!

grrl + dog said...

lovely arty bloggy bonding..

so many smiley faces...