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