Monday, October 25, 2010
the north shore
the last time i went to the north shore of minnesota, i was so stuffed with baby i could barely waddle on the rocks. this weekend i went back with a considerably smaller tummy and my arsenal of paper, inks and pens. there i met seven spirited girls for my first art retreat. four glorious days. two shining, two blustery. one kind of weather to push us outside to the art of nature, and another kind to keep us hunkered down inside, creating art of our own. a magical weekend on a magical inland sea, a load of creative ruckus. home now, stuffed with enough food, wine, music, art, walking, talking, swearing, waves crashing, cafe hopping, mom-and-pop shopping, and goodness to make my belly just as full as it was eight years ago.