Wednesday, September 19, 2012

another year at squam

so many hours spent in a car, together, discovering new places

another year of meeting up with on line friends with cool t-shirts xo

gushing over sweet creative women

finding out why they call it 'on golden pond'

discovering only one single little lonely red mushroom this year

meeting and learning from talented established surface artist, heather moore aka skinny laMinx

learning new techniques and having my brain swirl with endless possibilities

not having to worry about making beds, or keeping things neat and tidy

listening and meeting the ever inspiring maya stein and her famous 'type rider' story journey

of waking up to this scene every morning

hanging with a very special friend of my heart, ms patricia with the ever flowing bottles of wine xoxo

of visiting wells beach and being inspired and uplifted and filled in a way i didn't know i needed

in feeling the power and majesty of the ocean in all it's glory

of learning so much about myself and others, and what i really need to move forward.  a deep knowing of what's important and what isn't.  the healing of solitude and the comfort of true friendships.  of seeing through the bullshit.  relishing only in what is real. and true.

for this man that makes me happier than i ever thought someone could. and yet, can make me madder than a crazy screaming banshee.

thank you squam for revealing to me the way.  bright and clear.  ready.  set.  go.

and for time with these kids.

oh these wild, rambunctious, happy, funny, children of mine.

 who remind me to have fun and play.

and for this girl who poses like a fashion model.  where does she get that from?

Saturday, September 8, 2012

and we're offfffff.....

well almost.

i'll be away on vacation allllll week.  the house has been cleaned, the dog sitter arranged, the clothes laundered and packed.  the camera batteries charged.  the ipads, ipods and iphones and rechargers all ready.  

we're headed for a nine hour drive tomorrow early morning.  and despite the rain, it'll be a nice drive.  we'll be driving through quebec and vermont and into manchester.  monday we'll go to boston for the day.  and on tuesday we'll spend the day in the cape. and then wednesday i take off to deephaven camps, squam lake.  i am so ready for this.

and this awesome woman, patricia,  we're cabin mates again this year.  she lives in the cape and perhaps i'll get to see her before we meet up at squam.  

did you know that friday the 13th was filmed at squam lake.  oh. yes. it. was.  dom keeps reminding me of that.  well, it can't be any worse than being woken up by ghosts while at the old fort at artfest last year.  lol.  ghosts, mass murderers... peeshaw.  

off to give my pup some loving... he's going to miss us.  but victor will house sit and take him out for long walks, and he'll be happy.  but i will miss my pups wet nose kisses.  he's a lover, not a biter.  lol

hope y'all have a beautiful week, and i'll touch base when we get back..  xoxo

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

weekend lens: the ex, art, music, and SAW

oh the ex.  how we love you.  you're a hallmark event.  doesn't matter how old we get, we never outgrow the ex.  it marks a return to my childhood, as well as the end of another summer season. 

all the rides remain the same, with some new additions.  we spent one whole saturday afternoon until night on the CNE grounds, and we had a blast.  it was the 'funnest' time we've had at the ex.

Please look closely at the photo with elisa at the top right.  look just directly behind her.  look who's up on his horse, holding on tight...  yup.  that's my man.  hanging on for dear life.  told ya, you can't take the ex outta the kid.  xox  priceless.

 on sunday i managed to get in some quiet time to myself.  i journaled in one of my handmade journals.  and i painted. yup..  and i'm still experimenting with oils.  can you guess who the guy is?  yes, i admit after the concert i've become re-obsessed with the man. 

and i'm still scouring the internet for snippets of the toronto show.  and i've just discovered this site.  free unlimited music on demand.  thanks deezer.

i've started getting the luggaes ready and making preparations.  this sunday i leave for boston, then off to deephaven camp for the Squam Art Workshops in New Hampshire.  my home away from home.  my happy place.  last year, my first year at SAW, my intention was to do EVERYTHING, meet everyone, miss nothing.  i was on sensory, and emotional overload.  and by trying to do it all, i missed so much.  and before i knew it, the week was over.

this time around my intention is to slow down and to soak it all in.  i want to let the weekend unfold as it may, as the universe has planned, with little intervention.  i just want to be and soak and revel in each and every single minute.  i want time to stand still as i sit on the doc, or walk in the woods, or sit by the fire, or giggle with friends, and make every minute stretch just a little longer. 

see you soon squammies!!