I have to tell you about an Art Retreat that I signed up for last year. Back then, it seemed like "forever" that it would come but now since we are already in February, it's right around the corner!!!
is hosting her second Art Retreat,
Savannah, Georgia on April 22-25th.
Isn't this just the sweetest little image???
I'm so excited because I've never been to Savannah. I am flying in a day early, along with my friend and roommate Karen DeCapite of Some Days are Diamonds.
I've never met Karen in person but I have to tell you, it was love at first blog post!
She's one heck of a crazy California girl! ;)
We hope to get a good head start on some shopping and soak in some history of one of the oldest cities in America.
Jennifer has a wonderful schedule for us. We are starting off with a bang Thursday night (Welcome Night) as our guest speaker will be the beloved Jo Packham of Where Women Create.
I was fortunate enough to meet Jo last year at Silver Bella. She wooed all of us girls and left us in tears. I could have listened to her speak all evening. She is awesome. I dragged 3 hard copies of her book and her one year anniversary magazine from Louisiana for her to sign. I stood in line and waited patiently for a photo with her.
Yes...I am a HUGE fan of hers and it was worth the fear of an extra fee for the 50+ pound luggage! ;)
My gosh Jo is such a Sweetie. I'm so happy I'll be seeing her again in just a few short months. I'm looking forward to hearing her speak again. She is just so down to earth and SO REAL. If ever I wished I had a neighbor, I wish it was her!
And of course, Jennifer has many other treats for us girls. You can click on the Petticoats and Parasols icon above and read all about it if you'd like. She only has a total of 50 spots available and I hear it's filling up quick. I missed her first event in the Spring of last year and I was determined not to miss this one. She's quite the Southern Belle Hostess from what I hear :) Oh I can't wait.
So now that the retreat nearing, I'm looking forward to seeing friends that I know, making new ones, having the privilege of seeing Jo again and most of all, meeting Karen in person and spending a fun filled creative weekend with her. Truth be told here, she was the reason why I signed up...she twisted my arm, all in a matter of 5 minutes over an email.
It was a done deal, and now we are ready for Savannah Baby! Lawd help us!!!! ;)
First things first though,
1. Saints need to win the Super Bowl this Sunday
2. Share some love on Valentine's Day
3. Celebrate Mardi Gras (Tuesday, February 16)
4. Survive the Lenten season and celebrate Easter
And anything above and beyond and in between now and then is lagniappe!!!