Shoe created by Lynn at create...breathe
"J" tag created by Sarah at The Gypsy Mermaid
I'm on the fence about a few things lately...
Wooden beeswax tag I made in Anna Corba's class
Baby bootie gifted to me by Lynn at create...breathe
All of these GREAT BIG creative retreats are coming up and I just can't decide if I am going to register again this year...or not.
red silk rose created by Sharon at A Fanciful Life
miniature shoe gifted to me by Debbie at Talking Trash
Late last year, I registered for a retreat in Savannah Georgia that I'll be attending at the end of April. I'm really looking forward to this one as I've never been to Savannah before, plus I'm so excited to be meeting some new blog friends, especially my roommate ~ Karen of Some Days are Diamonds.
birthday party hat created by Sandy of Sew Revived
"all for love" tag created by Tiffany of Shabby Scraps
tiara gifted to me by Stephanie of Crowns & Pearls
There is talk around blog land of new retreats, registration openings, who is signing up for what, etc.
enameled pendant created by Sue of My Mother's Pearls
"J" tassel created by Chantal of Wishblooms
And I'm here with my panties stuck on the fence...debating whether I will sign up for them this year...or not.
nest and floral collage created by Sarah of The Gypsy Mermaid
scapular my Dad wore around his neck when he passed away in November 2009.
Last year was a VERY busy year for me and when I look back on it, I really don't know how I did what all I did. It was an emotional roller coaster and I was an emotional wreck. Although when you looked at me, you wouldn't know it unless you asked. Then I would fall apart. One day I'd be traveling and having fun but in the back of my mind and heart, I'd be wondering if this was going to be the day I'd loose my father.
I attended two retreats last year. Silver Bella (for the second year in a row) and The Texas Bellas Retreat. Both were awesome as I really loved meeting up with my long time blog friends but I think I've come to realize that I like the smaller retreats the best. The ones that are not rushed by classes and time limitations. The ones that you can just sit and chat for hours and share inspirational tips in between creating and snacking. The ones that you can spread out on the floor, take your shoes off and just be you, like no make-up, hair in a pony tail and favorite jeans. The ones that everyone knows each other by their blogs, visits often and leaves comments. More importantly, the ones when they see you in person, they run up to you with a big hug and call you by name...
You know, the "sister type" of retreat.
name tag I made myself a couple of years ago...for just in case no one knew my name ;)
This is my inspiration board below, or shall I call it my inspiration nest. It is a metal bird cage given to me last year by one of my best friends, Janet. After cleaning up my studio recently, I finally hung it up. I just love it. I have filled it up with gifts from blog friends, some of whom I've met in person at retreats and some of who I've only met through blogging.
I still have some empty spaces on my inspiration nest to fill and I don't like being on the fence in fear of missing something great or missing the chance to meet someone special.
I dread the thought of not seeing my friends again but I dislike the thought of the all day classes and the rush-rush of a busy weekend even more. What the heck is wrong with me? Am I the only one?
Am I the only one on the fence?
Come sit on the fence with me and tell me your thoughts
push my butt off the fence (but be careful of my panties) and tell me which retreat WE should be going to!