a golden art bloggers retreat on mn’s lake superior/north shore

By Rachel Awes on October 27, 2010

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  1. Diane says:

    You made me smile this morning and it’s only 6:30! 😀

  2. Yael says:

    W owggggggggggggggggggggggppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp Oops the kitty walked on the key board – I swear, she did!!! 🙂

    I wanted to say: WOW it looks like you all had a great and frolicsome time – I can see the laughter and dearness and kindness in all of you!!
    So wonderful!

  3. aimee says:

    it was magical, rachel! i love how we all found such different details to capture in our posts – that is the first time i saw the storm drawing. SWOON. exactly how i feel about them too – i was just thinking the same thing about snowstorms.

    i definitely prefer my mug from the “paintbrush side” than from the front! and my coffee is missing that betty’s pies mug! and all of you!

  4. Whosyergurl says:

    Wow, Rachel! That looks pretty amazing. I took the blogger magazine with me on my trip and when I saw that you were in there I said “I know her!” 🙂
    (love the little embellishment on your pants – did you do that or buy them like that? Isn’t it a wonderful season of fashion for artful people?) xo, Cheryl

  5. rachel awes says:

    thanks cheryl! yes, i did the embellishment at a fab art party from jen’s @ paintedfishstudio!
    soooo fun to play! lol! xox

  6. ELK says:

    lovely images..i was with you in spirit

  7. SOiNTOiT says:

    Thank you for such continued positivism. That is a state that at times can be elusive for me….or rather, I choose to avoid….(aha! bit of a zen moment)
    Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment about my latest painting that I accidentally deleted!! (getting used to a droid)
    The images here are delightful and yes!! the wind and the storm…the wildness of it all, for me like being plugged into an electric socket (without the negatives)I get such a charge! (Let’s see, that’s 10 exclamations…(hand gestures and enthusiasm…hehe)

  8. aurorafedora says:

    oh, i would love to go to something like this! what fun it must have been! such creative energy flying around!

  9. Lori says:

    Oh goosebumps!!! I was back on the trip looking at the pictures on your blog. You captured it so beautifully. Oh I wish I could just come over today and we could link arms and walk around the trees and tell stories into the wind.

  10. Carissa says:

    spirals of color and time standing still, we were all spun together by you + liv’s golden hearts. i am walking into a new chapter w/ so much love and safety in my heart. i have goosebumps too!!! oh the train, oh that glowing beauty w/ windows of glory and people i picture dancing about. we are all so amazing together!!!
    spin on! spin on!
    w/ my arms open wide-wide-wide into all of it.
    LOOOOVE, carissa

  11. Mary says:

    oh, this must have been wonderful!!!!
    love your new profile picture taken from the group picture.

  12. i know i said this 82 times this weekend, but you need a photo blog someday. actually WE need your photo blog. your pics are so great, capturing the whimsy and wonderfulness of the weekend. i can’t believe it came and went already, can you??? like a dream. but better. love you.

  13. missing you a lot.
    and the frother.
    Love your new profile pic with the wind whipping hair. I’m behind there somewhere I think…
    love

  14. Shannon says:

    it just looks amazing. so happy you all had a wonderful time creating and connecting…

  15. Lisa says:

    Rachel, Good for you, spending time with Friends and Art…I hope to do one of these outings/retreats sometime!

    Nice new hair-blowing-in-your-face picture. Very Fall-inspired!

    Have you done a self-portrait recently? I’d love to see one, with your hair blowing around freely. : )

  16. wanda miller says:

    oooohhhhhhhhhh the gifts you give…the gifts you give!!!!!!!!! xxxxxxxxxxoooooooo

  17. wanda miller says:

    aaaaaannnnnnnndddddddd…love your new picture, you just EXUDE positvity!!! xoxo

  18. That looks so fun! And actually not that far from me. I need to figure out how to take advantage of these things that are within driving distance 🙁
    I would love to spend time with people creating!!

  19. chrissy says:

    sighhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!
    you included me!!!!!
    that totally just sent a little tear streaming down my cheek.
    i dearly missed being there with all of you.
    look how BEEEEAUTIFUL that stew is sitting there brewing in the crisp fall air.
    those photos are priceless. i LOVE that i could put a gorgeous soul to each little package of priceless art that you captured.
    i love you dear bfinm…………STILL!!!!!
    xo

  20. Kelly Berkey says:

    sweeeeeeeet friendship and art! sounds like a dreamy and amazing time.
    xoxo

  21. Express says:

    Looks like fun! I saw Aimee’s post earlier today and I didn’t know you were there also! Hope you were creatively refreshed!

  22. Faiza says:

    thank you for the reminder to listen…within and all around. i heard the most wonderful things today!

  23. imateacup says:

    love the new photo of you in the wind

  24. Wow, what a gathering of glowing vibrant spirits!! Your pictures made me smile and wistfully imagine joining in your circle. I am sure that it was an amazing nurturing time! xo

  25. gypsysticks says:

    feast!
    an absolute FEAST for the eyes!
    I LOVE!!! your new photo!
    So beautiful — all of it!

  26. Julia says:

    What a beautiful, precious gift–all of your shiny spirits together.

    I love your new drawing (and words)and profile photo.

    You are a beauty.

  27. Pointy Pix says:

    Hi, I just found you by way of Aimee at Artsyville who I found by way of Valentina Ramos (I love the never ending-ness of the internet & the joy of discovering more wonderful artists out there in the world!) Your work is beautiful and the way you illustrate the words and the meanings behind them. Just lovely.

  28. ~Valentina~ says:

    Rachel, these pictures made me a little tearing… LOVE IT. Everything looks sooo beautiful. I so wish I was there… next time..

  29. Wonderful art, and heart you have! I saw you on Brave Girls……have spoken to heartwingsisters too…you girls rock! Love the picture from your camp. So thankful for willingness and bravery to shine those lights and be in the moment! It’s a process:) Marvelous weekend to you Rachel!

  30. leonie.wise says:

    Lady, that indeed looks like gold. What a beautiful thing to have creative friends to hang out with!

  31. the wanderer says:

    thanks for the links. i am viewing each of them with pleasure!!

  32. I Just saw the bird that was featured on the Brave Girls Daily Truths. it is beautiful and your blog is great! thanks for sharing!

  33. Tammie says:

    oh this looks like a wonderful sharing. How beautiful and inspiring.

  34. “Spun in gold”…what a wonderful thought, thank you. And I love your circle theme, and wholeheartedly agree that we’re all connected.

  35. Oh it does look like you had a wonderful and special time at that retreat. It sounds heavenly to me. I hope one day to go to one of these art retreats one day. YOU and your art Rachel are so inspiring to me! I know you would be so fun to hang out with!

  36. Dee says:

    What a blessing for you to gather with friends at an art retreat….the room must have been filled with swirling vibes of creativity. ♥

  37. All spun in gold, indeed!
    What a gorgeous bouquet of beautiful
    shiny golden hearts:)
    Glad for the gathering.
    -Jennifer

  38. what an amazing group of gorgeous and talented women! And the pics ALONE were a beautiful retreat for the eyes and the heart…

  39. koralee says:

    Looks like soooo much fun!! I think I need to go on one of those soon.

    Hugs for a great new week…xoxo

  40. julie king says:

    it all looks just wonderful, rachel. i have promised myself that i WILL go on an art retreat next year. i’m saving, wishing, hoping and dreaming to make it come true!

  41. This looks like a completely wonderful time!

  42. I’m sure your photos are only a small reflection of how wonderful this time was together!!

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