Monday, November 14, 2011

A Weekend of Artful Play

About a month ago Dayna invited me to be her guest at a weekend retreat that she and her Portland Art Collective group go on each year at Menucha.

Already giddy with excitement I knew the weekend was going to be the best ever when I turned to drive in. My love of trees and art and a room full of inspiring women...

It was also Dayna's birthday and I think she loved her presents!!

And we all got our fortunes!

A room full of artful women, each creating such wondermous things, each so embracing and inspiring and funny.

A couple of the ladies taught classes - Tory taught us how to felt soap.

But the greatest part of the entire weekend, even after working on my art projects.....

.....and sitting across from this adorable lady every day

was that she made me pinkie swear two things. One....I can NOT tell anyone what her pajammies look like and Two....that I could no longer refer to her as my teacher, I could only refer to her as my friend.

Thank you Dayna for inviting me to one of the best weekends ever. And thank you for being my friend!


  1. Ms. Bobby. I adore you completely, but have to say, there is an element of envy in that adoration. You find the BEST things to do and people to hang out with. Makes me wish, yet once again, that I still lived in Vancouver and could ride your coattails once in awhile. Lovely posting, dear girl. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Okay, Bobbie, it is only 5:40 in the morning and I have tears in my eyes. I was excited to read your post, but I didn't expect to cry! Such a beautiful description of our weekend together AND our friendship.