Monday, July 21, 2008

A Beautiful Place to Draw. Inward.

Retreat is important. It's not something our culture really values, but I believe it's critical for creative health to spend time in a quiet place and listen to the intuitive voice. It gets louder as we quiet down . . . this may not be true for everyone, but I have certainly found it to be true for me.

There's still lots more to share with you about the Touch Drawing workshop last week. I've had to dive right back into non-art-work this week, but I'm feeling strangely grounded after a week of intuitive artmaking . . . it was like getting a tune-up.

Whidbey Island is a beautiful place . . . quintessential northwest . . . clouds, ferns, ocean, ferry rides . . . and Chinook is an amazing place on Whidbey Island. We had amazing food to eat, a beautiful labyrinth to walk in, and an amazing room to work in.

The round, moon-like reflection in the glass is from a window on the other side of the room . . . this enchanted me all week . . .

And here's the farmhouse where I slept in a snug little room on the second floor . . . I really think we all need these places and times in our lives.

More actual artwork tomorrow.


gl. said...

oh, that looks & sounds wonderful, bridget! thanks for sharing! it makes me dream...

Claudia said...

oh, I would love to stay a few nights at that pretty farmhouse.
Yep, retreat is very important :)

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I agree wholeheartedly about the need for retreat.....I begin to get mighty cranky if I don't get away from it all in one form or another.

*I just found your blog while blog feels very homey here :o)


Geek+Nerd said...

Looks beautiful! It kind of reminds me of the cottage that I stayed in over vacation :)