Tuesday, July 06, 2010


As you know, I love Squam-the-Retreat. I have my airline tickets in hand already; this will be my 3rd year at this wonderful event. What makes it so special you ask? Well, aside from the best food anywhere, the best soul food anywhere, it is the people who attend. A cross section of photographers, writers, artists, musicians, publishers, editors, organizers. People who love people. All organized by one amazing woman, Elizabeth MacCrellish.

This was in my mailbox this morning and I want to share it with you: 

We understand that not everyone can travel to us, so we are bringing the magic to you!
There is a lovely spirit of connection and collaboration that has emerged from the gatherings at Squam Art Workshops.  However, the journal is not about the workshops themselves.  Rather, it is an exploration of the journeys we take, how we can find friendship in the most unexpected places, and the restorative power of natural beauty-- but above all, it is about what happens when you honor your creativity.  
The journal is filled with spectacular imagery from beloved photographers including Denise Andrade, Jen Gray, Susannah Conway, Jeanine Caron, and BĂ©atrice Peltre, among many others. You can look forward to 120 pages of terrific essays and wide ranging conversations about navigating the ups and downs of life with humor, grace, or when all else fails, retail therapy.  There's a pop quiz, a kicky craft project, home tours, and so much more including an actual journal within the book itself. 
Our hope for this 8" x 8" volume is that it will easily tuck into your bag and accompany you everywhere... on the subway, in the cab, on the train, in the airport, on holiday, etc.  We hope it fills your day with inspiration, fresh perspective and belly laughs.  We trust you're going to like it very much as we created it just for you.

I have an essay in this book and can't wait to see it myself. Click here to pre-order. 


PaperPumpkin said...

Sounds wonderful! I just pre-ordered it! Hope you are continuing to feel better and better each day, Judy.

femminismo said...

My hands are wandering for my pocketbook and credit card .... oh, I can't wait to see the work! Have a happy time there.

Rebecca Anthony said...

How exciting, I must order one today(O:

Ro Bruhn said...

I've pre ordered mine now, so glad you're in it, I'd love to join you there, it sounds wonderful.

Rebecca Anthony said...

Hi Judy,

I have nominated you for a Blog Award. I love stopping by your blog and think other artists will too!!

Thanks for all your inspiration!


leonie wise said...

i've already ordered my copy too! smiling at the memories of hanging out with you and wishing i could be there again this year.

blowing you kisses over the seas

Juliette Crane said...

thank you so much for sharing this! i am very excited to check out the journal and have always wanted to try a Squam workshop! your are so inspiring and i just adore your art and blog! thank you!

best wishes to you!

heather said...

ordered my copy yesterday and in a glich by the heavens, actually ordered two, so now i can gift some lucky friend with one. yah!
i went to squam the first year and wish i could go back, but this will hopefully give me that squammy fix.

BJ Lantz said...

I booked my tickets yesterday for Squam and can't wait to see you for a big hug, Sistah :-)