I will never, ever forget this weekend. For so many reasons. I met with a full room of eager journalers two days in a row. We had a marvelous time making pages and laughing and exchanging information. The women filled me. I hope I filled them in return.
And now Katie and I are hunkered down at my house waiting for I-5 to reopen so she can go home. She lost touch with Walter for 2 days due to the flooding. I was fearful. But Walt is safe although he was surrounded in their house by water for awhile. We made the best of it by staying busy. Katie and Lisa in the photo above during class.
Karen Ehlers. I want to say so much but I am whipping this out before Katie and I hit the Goodwill. Shopping and distraction therapy. I'm so happy to have met Karen. We will stay connected, I hope, as with so many who sat at the table. All women I want to keep in my circle.
Here's another wonderful woman. Jeanne Levy. Check out the links.
Kathy Lopez came all the way from southern California although her luggage didn't come with her. She flew into Portland when a snowstorm was expected. Thank you, Kathy. I am and was so honored that you made such an effort to attend.
Diane our hostess at Innerstandings authored this journal page prior to the class but I had to include it. I love her colors and everything about this page.
Dierdra Doan created the next two layouts. Visit her blog. She is a most interesting and well traveled woman. She is also an accomplished singer and married to a musician. What amazing women were in attendance.
Joan's spread. She also created the pages at the end of this post. She is a many time visitor to Japan, loves that culture and it is reflected in the collage she made.
Bobby and her page. I have to hurry.
Carol Cotton and one of the pages she created. She'll be showing this weekend at the Portland Artist's Cooperative show at the Multnomah Art Center.
Dayna Collins and one of her clever layouts. A busy, talented, generous woman and a teacher herself.
Debbie Motz who came from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. She asked me to stay at her house! Soooooo nice and so much fun.
Diane fixed my favorite meal and everyone raved about it. She told me to stop saying she cooks gourmet meals so I won't say that. I sure can't think of another word for it though. Maybe I'll just say really, really yummy.
Jackie Crist, another teacher from the Portland area. What a card. I want her at all my parties.
Joan's geisha. I didn't get clear photos of several women and for that I apologize. Katie is sharing hers with me later so there will be more. But for now, stay safe and warm. Love to all.
edit: I have over 50 emails to answer. And will asap.