Monday, 22 March 2010

Healing art

Thank you so much everyone for your kind words again regarding my dear mother, I'm sorry I haven't been able to get back to you all, your words are very much appreciated. My father's doing OK, his strength at the funeral amazed us all, so much so that my brother, sister and I were able to deliver the eulogy without totally falling apart.
A couple of days after the funeral I attended Creative Soul Retreat, not far from home and took four classes from the wonderfully talented Susan Lenart Kazmer, this certainly took my mind off things for awhile. I also taught at one of the night classes. All I can say is if you're interested in making jewellery and get a chance to take a class from SLK, it's more than worth it. She's a fabulous teacher and soooo generous with her techniques and ideas. Her lovely sister Cheri was her assistant so we all had a ball. I'm still working on my projects so will show them at a later date.



Our own Judy Wilkenfeld was teaching too.






Laurie Mika and Jan Harris also came out from the US to teach. They are both fabulous ladies, their students work was amazing. I didn't manage to get a photo with Jan but was lucky enough to sit next to her at lunch on one of the days. She makes beautiful silver jewellery and was very interesting, I really enjoyed our conversation. 
It was great to catch up with some of the ladies I'd met at past retreats and also to meet new ones from all over the country. A big thanks to Bevlea Ross and her helpers Eva and Lucy for making it all possible.

I'll post some art soon.

18 comments:

Judy said...

Oh great photo Ro!
It was so good to be with you in person again. Hope we get to do it again sooner rather than later. xx

Joanne said...

Glad everything went well Ro, see you Thursday night.

Emma said...

Good that you were able to loose yourself for a bit, I'm sure it will help recovery Look forward to seeing your work when you feel ready. Warmest

Jen Crossley said...

It was so wonderful You got to come Ro ,Im sure it helped you and thats what your mother would of wanted.I had so much fun with you we have both waited along time for this opportunity to be with Susan it was great to be able to share it with you

ArtPropelled said...

Nothing like art making, good friends and laughter to help you through.

Elizabeth said...

We have missed you !! i am so glad that the timing of this Art Retreat was helpful for you!!! SLK is an amazing person isn't she?? I just knew that the two of you would enjoy each other immensely!!!!SLK's work ahs inspired me in so many diferent ways and her spirit is infectiously wonderful!!! I can't wait to see your creations!!!
Big Hugs!

Terri Kahrs said...

Quite simply, art heals! Also, being among friends soothes a tired soul. So happy to hear that you're doing well and are moving forward. Hugs, Terri xoxo

Heather said...

The retreat sounds wonderful and came at just the right time for you. Looking forward to seeing your projects.

Julie said...

I'm glad you had the comfort of the Retreat. Take all the time you need and thank you for your kind words for my own mum. She is awaiting a pacemaker.

Karen Cole said...

Ahhhhh, yes, Ro.
Healing.
Art.
Fabulous women.
Together.
Creating and laughing.
Sharing.

Sorry we did not get a chance to Skype, but I told Judy you would all be too darn busy.
Someday.

Keep the feeling with you.
xo Karen

Jacky said...

Looking forward to seeing some of your work done with SLK and hearing all about the classes.
Love the photos...looks like a great time was had by all!

Jacky xox

grrl + dog said...

it was nice

to see you

and have you in the room...

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Looks like it was fun!

Jo Horswill said...

Hi Ro...wonderful to read this post. Nice to "see" you smiling too.
Look forward to catching up soon and hearing all about it.

Kim said...

Sounds like a lovely time Ro with some very special friends. You certainly deserve that! Nothing like creative stimulation with a bunch of like minded souls!

azirca said...

That is wonderful that you were able to take time out for yourself doing what you love.

I hope that you are doing okay.

oneartistjournal said...

How fun Ro, So important to find outlets for grief, an art retreat is the best way to go...
XOXOrly

Eva said...

Great catching up with you again Ro ... though only in snippets throughout the Retreat.

Not only are you an inspiration with your artistic abilities but I'm in awe of your sharing and gentle nature. I feel fortunate to know you - and - thanks for being the person that you are.

Eva (CSR Team Member)