I have just returned from what I consider to be a dream week - an artist retreat all to myself. Through a series of events, on Tuesday I found myself on the road, with the blessing of my husband, Dave, friends and family, headed to Seaside, Oregon.
I had five days to myself, which I spent painting, sketching, journaling, photographing, reading, walking on the beach, and sipping wine in front of a fireplace.
While it was indulgent, it was also super productive. And relaxing. Full of inspiration, insights, and naps. It was also something I've dreamed about doing for quite a long time. And now that it's done, I wonder "Why did I put it off for so long?"
If you are as fortunate as I have been to have such an opportunity peek at you, stare right back. Say yes! Go!
I'm back home now, with a painting finished, two books read, many pages of a travel sketchbook painted, photos to inspire paintings to come, and joy in my heart. That's a lot to get out of five days.
“A ship is always safe at the shore - but that is NOT what it is built for.” ― Albert Einstein