Sunday, 1 March 2009

Creative Soul Retreat

Well it is now less than two weeks to the Creative Soul Retreat - I can't wait but I must admit I am feeling unprepared - I haven't even checked the class requirements lists! I am taking two weeks leave from work - I fly to Perth on the 11th to have a night with my friend Jude and then on to Melbourne on the 12th. We all get together on the afternoon of the 13th and the workshops start the next day and go for three days. I'm doing two days with DJ Pettit and the third day with Bernie Berlin. So much inspiration!! Then I'm staying in Melbourne for a couple of extra days to have some time with my lovely sister Marrijane.

I mentioned before that many of the Retreat participants are doing a little house swap, so today I finally finished my 50 little houses (they really are little). Mine are bright and hopefully more funky than cute! Here is a photo of most of them - I couldn't fit them all on one piece of 12x12 paper. I am really looking forward to seeing the resulting little village that I will come home with - I think I will mount mine around the door frame of my craft room.

I've had a funny sort of day - I enjoyed knowing I have tomorrow as a public holiday so didn't really settle at any one thing today - a nice sleep-in and lots of cups of tea before getting up, a bit of gardening (in the rain which we are very lucky to be receiving!), a bit of stitching, a bit of reading, a bit of blog and etsy surfing (I've discovered pounce!), a bit of stamping, a nice long conversation with one of my sisters and of course, finishing off those little houses. Going to cook a nice dinner now...


Doreen G said...

Sounds like a perfect day to me Debbi.

kelsey said...

So are you doing Sat & Sun with DJ & Mon with Bernie? If so, that's what I'm doing too!!!! Your houses look wonderfully festive Debbi and I think the "street-scape" is going to be just awesome!

Anna said...

Sounds like an awesome day! I had a surprise day off today due to snow - doesn't happen often here so it was a nice surprise. Can't wait to see your little village.

lindacreates said...

Hi Debbi, Please tell DJ hello from Linda Lynch! I have taken classes from her in Oregon. She is an amazing teacher and also a wonderful person. Have a great time!

Dot said...

Glad you had such a perfect day Debbi!

And I love the houses you have made - they are definitely funky and not cute(not that there is anything wrong with cute though!).

I will be in DJ's class on the Saturday so it will be lovely to be around your creativity.

Great that you are spending time with your sister after the retreat.

It is going to be a great retreat and seems very organised too.

See you soon!

Dot xx

sharon young said...

What a lovely day, Debbi, I'm quite envious.
Your little houses are amazing and soooo...... many!!
Your retreat sounds absolutely wonderful, can't wait to see what you come back with.