We had soooooo much fun at the Terri Brush "Art Camp at the Beach" in Manzanita, Oregon. It was the first of
I'm hoping many more! It was quite unlike any art retreat or art classes I've ever been to. Take 20 women,
great teacher, a wonderful cook, and add beautiful kits and supplies, embellishments, great classes, add in somesharing, laughter, chatting, soul sharing, silliness, not much sleep, and a beautiful setting in a large beach house righton the ocean! What do you come up with? Well, you end up with; beautiful art, new friends, little gifties, gourmet food, new found friends and time to spent with one of your dear friends too! You also end up having one of the best long weekends of your life!
It was perfect! (Well, nearly perfect)...
5 minutes after we arrived I lifted my suitcase (heavy) to swing it on to the bed, and we think I tore my rotator cuff (or something in your shoulder that shouldn't sound or feel like that). Right arm of course. I heard it tear. Ugh. Joy and I went together, and I had been looking SO forward to it for such a long time, that there was no way I was leaving before it was over!
I didn't call and the DH (I know, shame on me) because I knew he'd swoop up there and drag me to the E.R. I went Monday to the Dr. and they did xrays and put me in a sling and did xrays. I have to see an orthopedic surgeon in the next few weeks. Bummer, You know how you want to come home from a retreat and not only show what you made, but also make more with the techniques you've learned and finish up little bits and pieces not quite finished from the retreat! I'm dying to get everything out again! (You know I will, the second they "let" me. No sneaking out of the sling in advance. (No, I am not just saying that for the Hub's benefit... ok, maybe I am)! :)
Whatever! Minor detail! Did I still solder and create and have a wonderful time? Yes I did! Terri is a great teacher and an amazing Hostess. If you get a chance to take one of Terri's classes (like the one coming up November 14th here at my home in Mt. Angel) or at Terri's home or at one of her out of state retreats, sign up!
You'll be so happy you did it! More details of our fun retreat to come!
"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!” -Jack Kerouac