February 17, 2010

...an artful journey

...i, by nature, am a procrastinator.  i love when i come across some clever soul who gives procrastination a more positive spin.  if you have any exemplary terms for waiting until the last final minute possible to get the job done, i would love it if you would share.  tomorrow i am getting on a plane to fly to "an artful journey" i feel very blessed to be attending another art retreat so soon.  last october i had the time of my life at this retreat in oregon.  it was there that i meet more amazing, artistic, creative women than i have ever been with all at one wonderful blissful 4 day sleepover.  thanks again liz.
me and THEE kelly rae roberts
it was also where i had the joy of meeting a huge inspiration in my getting back to a more fulltime creative, artful life.  artist kelly rae roberts.  you can read about my start with her here in this post.  she is so very lovely and i am thrilled to be able to go spend 5 more days getting all messy and painterly with her.  and also with one of kelly.s dear friends mati rose.  with a name like that you just have to be wonderful don.t ya?  i.m sure i.ll have way more pictures to share than you.ll ever care to see and stories galore along with new found friends.  i.ve already connected to many of the women i.ll be playing with and i can.t wait to see their sweet faces in person.  along with this dear soul i met in manzanita.  i can.t tell you how excited i am to hear her soothing southern accent again.  she is an exploding artist herself miss mindy is.  wish i could pack a few of you in my suitcase.  yes you dear, you know who you are.  bye for now ya.ll.

28 comments:

  1. Hey Chrissy
    I am so envious of your amazing retreat! I hope it's everything you dream it to be and more, and I can't wait to hear all about it. One day I will come over and do one too! I'm off to New Zealand next Friday for six weeks (what I was talking about on my blog), very exciting! Thank you for always leaving such nice thoughts on my blog...
    x

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  2. I'm so excited for you, you're gonna have a wonderful time! What a beautiful pic of you and miss kelly rae! That is so cool! She has been a great inspiration for me as well. I too am a procrastinor, but sometimes I do my best work at the last minute. ♥♥♥

    Jenny

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  3. Hi Chrissy, I just embrace the procrastinating. I figure I have more time for other stuff, I stress for a shorter period of time (where the *@#% did I put _________?!!!), it is good exercise for my brain, and I know if I can do as much as I end up doing in such shorts spurts, I must be pretty dang talented!!!

    Does that help?

    See you soon, Lorrie

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  4. oh my gosh! this looks AMAZING!!! both the people & the art experience. so happy for you!

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  5. lovely lady, have so much fun. breathe.love.paint.dream. find out what you want out of life right now.
    i don't have another word for procrastination...but i think the things i prcrastinate at are the things i don't like to do so for me i "dream" of the the things i want to do instead...is that procrastination?

    hugs to you my friend. this is a much deserved retreat for you.
    kelly

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  6. i can't wait to see you. its almost unreal thinking i'll get to spend more time with you. lets go make some more memories my love. ^squeal!!!^

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  7. I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful inspiring time... and I can't wait to see ALL of your pictures!
    xxx

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  8. have a wondeful time and enjoy every minute of it...love you..

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  9. Hi there, Have you seen this fun little Procrastination movie? I saw in on the We Love You So blog. Here's a link to it. I'm a procrastinator, too, so this made me smile. Hope it does the same for you. Have a great time on your artful journey!

    http://weloveyouso.com/2010/01/procrastination/

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  10. oh my goodness.....have an awesome trip!!!! i'm SO excited for you....and at the same time, trying to keep my envy at a healthy level...hee hee!! have tons of fun, be creative, and take copious notes because we'll want to hear EVERY detail!! hugs, :)))

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  11. you know....
    i know....
    who i am and that i SOOOO want to curl up in your suitcase!!!

    you are going to have an AMAZING time...being around a bunch of creative souls is heavenly! wishing so much i was sharing it with you...but soon enough!!

    love, love, love you so and give mindy a kiss and squeeze from me!!

    xoxoxo

    oh and by the way...i am QUEEN of procrastination...just ask Scotty! he will absolutely be more than happy to vouch for that one!!

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  12. sigh, I'll be thinking of you guys... if I didn't know you better I would warn you not to go off with all your new friends and leave us little unearthers in the dust, but happily, I know that won't happen! Big hugs to Mindy and Kelli Rae. I hope she is feeling better! And speaking of procrastination, that's the reason I almost didn't get into Unearth until I barely squeaked in on a cancelation. Phew - I knew it was meant to be!! Have a blast - can't wait to hear all about it!!!

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  13. you and mindy have a wonderful time!!! it makes me smile to think of the two of you and kelly rae creating together again! bring back LOTS of photos! love ya!

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  14. Have fun! Have fun! Have fun! :)

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  15. Have a wonderful time! I'm envious!!

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  16. Alison seems to surround herself with amazing creative energy. Wow, I can tell you have loads of that. I would love to get to know you better. I have a Kelly Rae repro canvas in my office. Hope to get to know you better.

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  17. WOW! Awesome. Slightly jealous over here. Love your blog and banner at the top. I am a new reader and glad I found you :)

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  18. Yes, I am thrilled for you and then jealous for me ;~D I can't wait to see what you create and hear how much joy you all shared!
    I am working on the procrast monster in me.
    I think it is all better in my head and I fear I will be disappointed.

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  19. chrissy, it was so good to see your sweet self and watch your talents unleash! and i can BARELY wait to see our group shot on your camera!!!!!!!

    xxooxoxoxo
    kelly rae

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  20. can't wait to hear all about your adventures!!! just love how i can hear your voice when i read your posts. :)

    xoxo

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  21. thanks for stopping by inner toddler. you were right in my hood! I live about 20 minutes from los gatos. I hope it was an outstanding experience. I'm considering this very workshop for the summer or next winter. looking forward to the details in a later post. xo

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  22. Hi Sweetie! Wow did I get lucky to have you as a roomy! Your beautiful, energetic, a good listener, artistic and the BEST dresser and accessorizer!!! (is that a word?). Lets stay in touch. By the way, is there really a national pancake day?
    xooxrobin

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  23. Hi Chrissy, I couldn't find your email address to reply to your lovely message on my blog. I'm so glad that you had such a wonderful time at the retreat and that you got to hang out with the very lovely and completely amazing Cathy! She's one of a kind for sure, and I'm very glad to have her as my friend.
    Amen to your mum - I feel like Dorothy today!
    Cam x

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  24. hi chrissy! i can't wait to see what you post about the trip! what an awesome experience!

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  25. Thanks Chrissy for your sweet comments. And PLEASE don't feel bad about falling asleep on the plane. I didn't mind it one bit! I am not that person who needs to be paid attention to. You had to take care of yourself and I was just happy that you were on the plane!oooxoxoxrobin

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  26. hi chrissy, i too am a pro-crastinator & thought i'd share something i learned from Sark. micro-movements = making teeny tiny steps toward your goals. i feel less overwhelmed, accomplish a little something & that positive energy flows on.

    in any case, i hope you enjoy your retreat! i can squeeze in your carry on? hehe. happy travels :)

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thank you so very much!