Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Long Time...No Post

Well...what a winter! I caught the flu in December and didn't recover until March. No kidding. Oh, I still went to work almost every day...dragging my behind all the way...but I was miserable. But now (after 4 rounds of antibiotics), I'm down to just a sinus infection...so it's all good!

And I did something remarkable....I went to Artfest!!! I almost didn't go. I was exhausted, uninspired, and defiantly not feeling creative. All I wanted to do was crawl into my bed and sleep for 100 years.

But somehow I found myself loading up my car and hitting the road for a two day drive to Port Townsend. All along I kept telling myself, "Turn around. Go home. You have way too many things to do. This is a waste of time".

I ignored myself and kept on driving.

And how happy I am that I did! I know you've all heard (or experienced), how wonderful Artfest is...and it is. It's not just (and all of) the friends I made, the fantastic teachers, the comfort of being with 600 like minded persons, the beautiful landscape, the 'happy-tired' after a long day. It's re-connecting with a part of myself I thought I had lost.

Here is the Mandala I made in Anahata's amazing class

I wish I had photos of her class...she had roses on each table!!

3 comments:

Judy Scott said...

how lovely to see you back and making art again, I would love to do a class with Anahata, your mandala is brilliant, keep well and love from Judy x

michelle ward said...

Deborah! Wowee - so glad to see you back here. Bravo to you for making the Artfest voyage. Glad to know you are well and back in the groove girl!

Roben-Marie said...

Oh, this is lovely! I hope to take a class with Anahata someday! Thanks for sharing! RM :)