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I’m home again after an amazing adventure in beauty, creativity and friendship: The Squam Art Workshops in NH. It’s going to take me some time to process the experience, and I will be sharing it with you in the posts to come.

It started with kindred spirits. My roommate Marisa of Creative Thursday, and I couldn’t have been better matched. I mean, just look at our feet. We stayed in the cabin aptly named Nirvana. Lemme tell ya, it was the place to be.

Throughout the week we were treated to the fantastic music and sparkling personality of Jonatha Brooke.

There were delicious meals (no grocery shopping, cooking or dishes to do!) served with great company.

There was sewing and creativity flowing with the lake forever by our side. This shot is from one of my workshops. I placed all of the sewing machines right up next to the windows for optimum vista intake. :) I was continually astounded by this gathering of creative souls and their no-fear attitudes toward creating. They came from all over the US, plus Canada and the UK!

Each day was filled with fresh air, sunshine and natural beauty. Every evening my cabin-mates and I gathered around for the most wonderful chats late into the night/early mornings. I’ll share more soon about the talented artists I had the honor of spending time with. Lakeside in Nirvana. It doesn’t get any better.

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  • QuiltChick

    Sounds lovely…great photos…love the Chucks!

  • theycallmecurlysue

    Oh those photos make me wish I was there and instead of sitting in a cubicle right now. I’m very jealous! Glad you had a wonderful time :)

  • BJ Lantz

    Thanks for the peek into Squam. I am attending the September session and can’t wait!

  • ...

    It looks absolutely lovely!

  • Flash

    What a nice way to spend your weekend. Nirvana is the perfect description of lakeside leisure.

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    Dang, I wished before I’d have been able to go, but Jonatha Brooke by the campfire? I can’t think about this too much or I’ll cry! Back in the Circus is one of my all-time faves.

    Sounds like a perfect experience — glad you had such a good time! I take it the workshops you taught went well… :)

  • amelia

    So where will you be next? Anywhere exciting?

  • chelseybell.

    oh, all of that sounds absolutely perfect.

  • Chris

    I look forward to hearing all the news. I’m sure your classes were awesome.

  • Cicada Studio

    Oh what fun! I already planted the seed about next year to my hubby who is all for these types of adventures- plus, seems like someone shares the love of green polka dot Simple sneakers, so I know I’d be in good company.

  • Gretchen

    It sounds fantastic and the pictures are stunning. what a wonderful experience!

  • amanda

    It was lovely to meet you, Betz!! Thanks so much for your sweet hospitality. I hope you’re enjoying some REST this week!

  • Whosies

    oh, my goodness. how lucky are you? super lucky!!

  • Red Fish Circle

    Sounds like an incredible experience all around!

  • patricia

    I read this yesterday while waiting my turn at the DPS office of all places. Didn’t get a chance to comment at the time (new photo taken = yuck). What a great opportunity to be surrounded by talent and such scenery! Glad you had a great time.

  • Tumus

    Oh this sounds PERFECT! I’d love to go to something like this ^_^ We do something similar with kitemaking, it’s called MAKR and it’s held at an old artist retreat in Oregon, IL. Absolutely scenic and relaxing.

  • Bellamere Cottage

    What a wonderful spot…… looks like Nirvana! ;-)

    Can’t wait to hear more.


  • mayaluna

    Hope you’re settling back into the everyday groove. It was all so wonderful!

  • miss you! my best cabin mate ever :)

  • blair

    Hey, I love your pretty new banner!

    Sounds so very fun. One of these days…

  • Helen

    They truly were special days. LOVE the photo album I bought from you, Betz….and my T-shirt bag has been much admired! Thank you, thank you! xx

  • Romero

    Que lindo!!!!! eso si que se ve como si fuera el paraiso!!

  • Gena

    Love these pics!

  • Dotty

    WOW what a beautiful place to get creative!

  • Kim G.

    What an amazing place! Right on the lake, just perfect!

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