Saturday, June 20, 2009

Artist's Way Reunion

Saturday evening nine of the women who have taken my Artist's Way Creative Clusters gathered in Portland on Rapture for a reunion. Twenty were invited, so I was pleased that almost half could attend. In preparation, I had gone to the Portland Farmer's Market and bought a couple pints of fresh, local strawberries.

The women began to arrive in late afternoon. Laura came bearing a large foil-covered bundle, which turned out to be a work of art - fresh fruit spears embedded in a half of watermelon.

Susan had fun rearranging the magnetic poetry on my refrigerator.

Jill and Susan got in line to dish up from the bounty of salads the women brought.

With our bellies full, we settled in for a couple hours of sharing: what we've been doing, what our creative lives have looked like, plans for the future, health and family issues, and we even did a good share of laughing. Kathleen and Laura look at a photograph of an art project Bobbie has been working on.

As we were wrapping up, a bride, groom, and their bridal party were walking down the boat ramp. We all went out on deck to clap and wish them well . . . they ended up on our boat with their photographer and videographer snapping photos!

Howard arrived home in time to snap a group photo. Thank you, ladies, for being in my life.


Gerri said...

I am soooo glad I came even though getting there and leaving (that's another story LOL) was a bit erhm adventurous.

gl. said...

hooray! this is exactly what should happen in a process like the artist's way. you rock, dayna!

Bobbie said...

Thanks for a fantastic time!!! The picture Howard took of us all....I think we're all BEAMING!!!!