I found a few more photos to share of the class from last weekend. Linda Womack is hidden behind a lamp fixture; it is the only 'almost' shot I got of her. She teaches encaustics and uses the journal to work out ideas for future projects. Next to her is Chris Schutz. I tried to get photos of everyone but in the turmoil of teaching it was difficult.
Our hostess Diane Havnen-Smith made these rich and lovely journals to sell. She can be contacted at the Innerstandings site.
Wronda Gustafson sat next to me and made journal pages on regular paper. Which is beautiful when glued onto heavier paper later. She is a spiritual worker and I can imagine keeping a journal would be important for her. (self-reflection and meditation)
At the end of the two days of sharing and happiness Diane made several rounds of Pomegranate Martinis. In my next post I will put up the recipe and a wad of journal pages I've completed. I've decided I love teaching journaling best of all. It is my deepest love. Although both days were structured on the same lesson plan they diverged considerably due to the individuals involved. And there was so much more I wanted to add. I will try to share some of it here in future entries and to keep everyone motivated to keep exploring.
(BTW, katie left in the early darkness and arrived safely home around noon. What an extraordinary week!)
edit: I almost forgot to add that we have a new well pump and have replaced the deep pipe that was old and funky; all was fixed quickly and effortlessly by our proficient local well repair fellows. They are my new heros. Yay for delicious, pure water directly from the hidden springs below our feet.