For some reason I cannot seem to stop listening to James Blunt; it is the soundtrack of my life upon returning home from Create. Perhaps it was his lulling voice echoing within my ears as I was carried through the sky that reminded me of the beauty that comes through his music. For the last three days I have spent a countless amount of time playing and replaying the same songs all of which I never tire of.
California was chock full of great moments. After my dear Ruthie collected me and my large bags from the airport, we made our way to Stampington. It is always like going home when I walk through the doors as truly it is where it all began for me. Jen was working away on her amazing Workshop feature (I can tell you it is going to be wonderful), while I spent a delightful time with Jana as her temporary office mate typing an article that was due that day.
As we journeyed to the hotel I could not help but get a wee bit excited; soon I would be seeing old friends and sharing moments with new ones. I am not sure what to call it as excitement seems to small of a word to label such a grand experience - note to self find an eloquent word that relays my feelings of joy!
Each time I teach I find myself so incredibly filled - filled with memories of kind moments spent with amazing students, filled with a renewed sense of self, filled with a rejuvenated creativity and filled with the desire to continue on this amazing journey.
Wednesday I taught one of my favorite classes "Sacred Houses" not only do I cover the process of making molds and then filling with amazing products but I facilitate as wonderful artists put together their story; one that literally comes to life often on its own. To say the day was great would be an understatement. I cannot thank all of you enough for spending your time with me.
Wednesday evening I ran away from the hotel away from home and spent it with my sister and her family. I would be lying if I told you it was easy to get out of the car and return to reality Thursday evening. I miss them all so much!
Another day full of creativity and gifts of inspiration. Each of the ladies who honored me with their time had an amazing story to tell. And while a journal is so very personal it is also so incredibly inspirational to see what each person creates and how they plan to use their personal pieces down the road. Thank you to each one of you who gifted me with your time and stories.
The week was definitely wonderful, full of moments with dear friends, new memories and a renewed desire to take in each moment of this incredible journey.