If I were a person who posted on this blog with any regularity – you, the reader (I hope there are readers!) would have noted my absence… But I am an infrequent author here on my blog…and I am working on that. But this past week I was away; at a utopian community nestled in the woods of north-western North Carolina. Yes, I mean Penland.
Going on a retrest for a week – well, my husband is eternally supportive. He was left at home with 2 crazy dogs, 2 (at times) cranky cats, daily trips to the doggy daycare, and a full time job of his own. But he sent me off with encouragement and best wishes.
I went to take a class – albeit a class with two well known and well received artists in their respective genres. One of these artists – I have followed her work for years, a great inspiration to me. On paper, Penland reads like art camp for adults, but it is so much more.
So over the next week or so, I will keep posting about my week and my experiences there. It was inspirational, invigorating, exhausting, and a helluva lot of fun. I am still digesting and settling back into the real world. I am happy to be home, of course – I love my life. But Penland has made its mark on me…
3 thoughts on “Heaven! (Actually the mountains of North Carolina)”
I really look forward to reading about your week!
It sure is hard to come back down from the mountain top to real life!
I for one DO notice when you post and miss you when you are not!
I can’t wait to hear about these 2 artists! Did you take any pictures when you were there? If not, I’m sure your descriptions will paint a picture for us…
Pictures, we need pictures. It would be an absolute dream come true to be able to attend Penland when I grow up. OOPS, I am grown up. I cannot imagine working alongside LW. Her works were the inspiration that led me to ceramic heaven.
Don’t make us wait too long for the detailed update.