Tomorrow morning at 7am, I'll be on a plane taking off for An Artful Journey in Los Gatos, California. This trip last year was truly a life-changing experience. May sound a bit cliche, but it was. You can read my posts about last year's trip here. This year I'm taking Albie Smith's class. She was next door to DJ's class last year so I got to take quite a few peeks at what they were doing over there. Color, color, color! And you know how I love color! We'll be painting papers and then creating handmade books with them. My friend Leah is coming again this year as well, taking Nina Bagley's class this time. Leah will be picking me up at the airport in San Francisco, so we'll have some time to catch up in the car on the way down, and then we hope to get in some hiking in the Santa Cruz mountains before things get cranked up Thursday evening. The forecast calls for rain, but I'll be bringing my LLBean rain boots and hot pink slicker!
A new thing Cindy O'Leary, our fabulous host, is adding to the Journey this year is a silent auction to benefit the Sisters of the Presentation, the nuns who live on and manage the property. I created this bracelet specifically for the auction. The Artful Journey website uses muted colors like these, so I wanted to create something that mirrored what we've all been reading. I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week and weekend and I'll see you on Tuesday!