Monday, March 29, 2010

A Brush with magic

For the past 10 days I have been traveling in  the state of  Washington and  the last portion was  without internet service. Hence once again I am behind in blogging  and visiting blogs.   My eyes have not feasted on so much moisture in ages !!! Moss grows in  all shades of greens against  backdrops of  rust and browns .  Mist floats in the spring air!! My first  stop took me to Terri  Brush's tranquil country home in Cehalis Washington . 3 days filled with soft rain ,bits of blue sky, sunshine   and evenings sounds of crickets and spring peepers ( tiny spring frogs). From the moment  I walked  into Terri's  home  I was greeted by old friends  I had just meet . Terri had invited them all over  for a surprise birthday party for me!!! Candlelight, wine ,   and a house of treasures surrounded me and an  awesome feast was set before us .   Warm conversation filled the evening  with harmony ! Terri's home and heart where  a pure joy  for the soul . Touches of lovingly created  and artful vignettes  filled every room  from wonderful artist  and artwork I adore .  I  slept  in big  cozy bed like a queen . The nights magical  dining room was  transformed  into a light filled studio during the next 2 days of the  workshops I was lucky to teach. My students embraced  their fears and  jumped  past them to learn new techniques and in doing so  created work that gave me goose pumps as I was so proud of them and their creations  .   The time flew by so fast and I was having so much fun that I forgot to take  a lot of pictures ( Plus  I was busy running my mouth).   You must pop over to Terri's  site  and her blog   for a visit and to see what she has planned and is up too. If you ever are in   her area  please consider  taking a workshop as this is not just about taking a class but  about a day of  stimulating  your  senses with art , food , friendship and  beauty .Trust me this can become habit forming. Oh when you pop over to Terri's  link from there to the Art Camps on the beach. I get to go back in the fall and teach at the fall   Art Camp . After the weekend at  Terri's it was on to  teaching at Art Fest in Port Townsend !!! I  think am ready for a  tv show "Julie's  artful Journey"...   Sound fun???
Terri ,our Hostest

 
Night magic 


                                                                    Day light and art


Spring moss

                             

A few of the "enchanted" pieces created. See what I said , they are simply wonderful!!!


 This is spelled BRUSH but it means Welcome

21 comments:

stregata said...

Sounds like it was wonderful!

Lisa Holtzman said...

"Julie's Artful Journey", I love it!! The class was fantastic and so are you!

Silke said...

Oh, that sounds and looks magical!! I am so glad you are able to share your talent and your joy for creating that way! And enjoying some moss and moisture on the way makes it all even better... Love, Silke

Diane said...

You know how you're teasing us all--we would all love to have been there--your description about the whole event is as wonderful as your art!

WingingIt said...

sounds like it was a great time...congrads...a television show....you go girl!!!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

A little bird told me your work is featured in an upcoming Stampington magazine!!!
WOOT! Congrats!!!

Robin Thomas said...

Oh sigh. I wish I could have been there. Lovely...

Georgina said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time. I love your little framed cuties...how adorable. Have a great week and take care.

Jingle said...

It sounds like a perfectly delightful time!

Renee Troy said...

You sound so filled up. I saw Lisa's piece and loved it. Can't wait to take your class in Portland and see you again.
Hugs...

Terri Kahrs said...

What an awesome post, Julie - full of the joy of sharing and creating. I'm so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time. Can't wait to see where your path will lead on your next journey. Hugs, Terri

Diva Kreszl said...

sounds like you had the very best of times! glad you're back :)

Beth Anderson said...

Lovely - lucky you and lucky students. What a wonderful adventure!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Loved reading about your lovely trip. I want to be a mouse in your pocket.

Auntie Joy said...

Hi Julie,
It was an absolute treat getting to know you. I have thought about you often since, and continue to be amazed by our connection. Hope all is well in your part of the world. I am sure looking forward to seeing you at Art Camp this fall.

Silke said...

Julie, thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog! : ) I'm so jealous you are moving back to Santa Fe. Such a special place... Some day we might do the same - for now we cannot yet part with the water! Love, Silke

Jack Foster said...

Wow! Sounds like a wonderfully creative and inspiring time. Some of the creations are so amazing! Great stuff. You have a great blog Julie... fun and inspiring.

WingingIt said...

thank you for the support jule....tough times..we will get through them...right? your photos of your weekend are amazing! thanks for sharing!
much love

Heavens2Betsy said...

Hi Julie, Thank you for your visit and comment on my blog. I tried to email you but my mail was returned. I am saddened to hear of your husband's struggles and send you my love and healing wishes.
Your blog is beautiful, very inspiring and your trip sounds wonderful.I wish I was local! Pen x

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Judy said...

It sounds like a wonderful journey. The moss looks inspirational...just lovely!