Sunday, November 30, 2008

Already the last day of November

Where does the time go? It seems like every year, the weeks and months fly by more quickly. November was an exciting month this year, with the first annual "Celebrate Creativity" Artists' Retreat held here at our home the weekend of November 14, 15, and 16. It was an experiment and opportunity to do something I've long wanted to do--get a lot of artists together to work and visit and share ideas, techniques, and thoughts in a none-threatening setting. It was a great success, judging by the comments shared and the "feeling tone" of the weekend. 

Food was very informal and lunches were a lot of fun. We learned so much about each other and the food seemed to be multiplying in the refrigerator each night so that we had a lot of fun things to eat each day. My friend, Grace, came down from Fremont and stayed the whole weekend and a few extra days so she and I got in even MORE painting/visiting time! I loved the whole experience and plan to repeat it again next year, a weekend earlier but also in November. I am adding a list feature under my profile on the right hand side of my blog with upcoming dates and events so you will know where I will be showing work and teaching classes throughout the year.

Hopefully, today's post will include some photos from the retreat. Cross your fingers! I started off well on Friday and didn't take any more photos on Saturday and Sunday. I needed to have someone else in charge of getting some photos of the event but never asked anyone to do it!


  1. WOW! Great site. It looks great with the black background. Makes the paintings pop.

    I had an account because Ken's cousin Wendy Ferrel uses blogspot, too.

    More pictures, please.

  2. Hi Kathleen,

    I love your blog, I think I’m a bit of a voyeur. I so wish I had been able to attend your creativity gathering. Next year. Maybe we foothill artists could rent a room somewhere for a night thus avoiding the dreaded drive home in the dark.
    I can’t see where to sign up for your blog updates? Now I see it. Hug, hug, julie