wabi sabi

a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.
a beauty of things unconventional.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

An Artful Journey

We all have moments and events that are life changing. An Artful Journey was that for me.  I decided in August to step out of my comfort zone and sign up for an art retreat.  I went by myself  knowing no one but came away feeling like I had found my community.  I met women I felt like I have known for a long time and some would like to get to know better.  I have faith that our paths will cross again.

I can not say enough about my gratitude and love for this this generous loving spirit.  She is an authentic woman.  What I learned from her along with the jewelry skills was to have the courage to stand in the light of my own spirit.  To claim and celebrate all of my gifts and my faults and my own truth.  Such a profound gift to be given.

I am so grateful for the experience of An Artful Journey.  There is another one in July if you have
been looking for a retreat.  I would highly recommend it!  I may be there myself!  In the meantime I am in my tiny studio creating whatever moves me at the time and having loads of fun!  Want to join me?


  1. Lindy, it was such a delight to share this workshop and experience with wonderful, giving, and creative women like you! Nina called it a 'gift,' and she was so right

    I do hope our paths cross again (I'm salivating over one of the summer workshops...) one day.

  2. LOOK AT YOU!! I love your banner and such a clever catchy title too! You have great photographs so don't worry. I'm so glad we got to meet and now we can stay in touch in blog Land. YEAH!

  3. hey girl!!! so cool meeting you at the retreat...i had a blast too. and i loved reading about your journey. much love and happy creating :-)


  4. Welcome to the world of blogging I"m sure you will love it. I shared a table with you in Ninas class. I'm also going to the July retreat will be taking DJ Pettit class. It was a wonderful experience that I'm still floating from. Love Lorrie

  5. Congratulations on your new blog! It looks great!
    So good to meet you at An Artful Journey -- and so strange to keep meeting in the loo!
    Best wishes,

  6. Lindy,
    Way to go! I am so proud of you for creating this blog. I look forward to seeing your work on here since we're so far away! Thank you for picking me up at the airport and starting me off on the right foot! Andrea

  7. Looks like a blog from a pro. Congratulations and welcome. AJ was a moving experience for most all of us who attended. I will be planning to go again although I can't do the July one. May we meet again.


  8. Love your new space and look forward to "following " you!!!
    Come by any time!!

  9. Love your banner Lindy and the motto. You've taken the first step that leads into many more steps and before you know it will be a wondrous journey and adventure. you will love it..where are the pictures of your beads? I want to see them!

  10. Welcome to the blogworld Lindy! It is so much fun. Fascinated to hear why you chose wabisabi - do you have a Japan connection?

  11. Congratulations and welcome to bloglandia.
    I love the name of your blog and your banner.
    What type of camera are you looking for? Single lens or a point and shoot.
    I have both...the camera I use most of the time,I keep it in my purse and it is easy to travel with, is a Cannon G10...they are now selling their new version G11. There is a YouTube tutorial on the G10...it is great.
    A friend who is a professional photographer uses this camera as her personal go to camera.
    You can never go wrong with a Nikon or a Cannon or an Olympus...that is according to my friend the professional.

  12. aw, lindy, you brought tears to my eyes this sunny march morning - what kind words!!!
    welcome to the wonderful world of blogging. it will consume you, lol! i've met many, many incredible people through my blog, and it has carried me across the world and back again. congratulations on a job well done, my new artist friend. and remember this: you will always, always shine! xoxoxoxoxo nina

  13. welcome to the wonderful world of blogging Lindy! Artful Journey was life changing for me. Such an awesome experience. I'm been enjoying reading about it from everyone else's perspective. I get to relive it each time! Nina sounded like such a treat to work with. She was soooo cute that Sunday evening! I was in DJ's class and she was totally fabulous.

  14. Hi Lindy! So glad to find you in the blog world! I enjoyed sharing several meals with you at the retreat. The retreat was such a great experience! Have fun picking out a camera. This is an area where you get what you pay for, the more money you have, the better camera. One thing I like about NIkon is that you have the interchangeable lenses that can be used on several Nikon bodies, but everyone I know has a Canon and it in love. If you are interested in Olympus, they have a SLR that has a viewing screen, I think they are the only ones that have that. Have fun picking!

    Lorrie Spotts

  15. Lindy, I will be going to the retreat in July and I'm crossing my fingers that my experience will be just as nourishing as yours. Your new blog looks fabulous. I've found blogging to be a wondrous form of creative discipline.

  16. Gorgeous blog and gorgeous photographs. My Canon Rebel EOS takes awesome photos but is so bulky that I opt for my little Minolta 95% of the time (size of a pack of cards). Portability is important.