My drive to High River on Friday was a little scary...what usually takes me an hour took two with accidents and terrible road conditions. But arriving at Evanescense Gallery was such a treat - delicious snacks (including the most incredible truffles) and red wine along with a group of fabulous ladies. In the evening I spoke about my journey as an artist, sharing some of the work I have created over numerous years and how both the good and the bad have brought me to where I am today, and for that I am grateful. I spent the night in a cozy bed enjoying a murder mystery, 'Miss Me When I'm Gone' written by Emily Arsenault.
In the morning I set up the back studio of the gallery for an intimate workshop on the heART~blox. The ladies were lovely and the food Arlene provided was fantastic. I ate and drank all day. It's always interesting to me to see how another person translates what I do with their own inspiration. I love to be able to share a few techniques and materials while allowing participants to work on their own, only assisting as they require. I am not comfortable changing what someone else is doing, but allowing them to put their own creative stamp on their work, though I am also more than happy to help and offer suggestions whenever someone feels unsure or stuck.
It was a wonderful, casual, creative weekend where I had the privilege of meeting the most interesting group of women.