Sunday, May 26, 2013

Countdown to Squam

More precisely, countdown to three powerful days
among creative, gentle souls. 
That's right! In ten days, Vickie and I head 
off to the magic of Squam Art Workshops!
Fly, an original painting by Alena Hennessy
This painting is by Alena Hennessy
one of two instructors I'll have at Squam.
This is Alena's bio, which I found on her shop:

Along with being a full time artist since 2005, Alena studied to become 
a Transformational Healing Practictioner, which includes traning in 
various modes of energy healing, herbalism, meditation, yoga, and Ayurveda. 
Alena is a also a certified flower essence practitioner and Reiki Master. 
Alena combines these sacred wisdoms with her passion for the 
creative process and the joy that brings. Alena lives her life in knowing 
that all things are possible through our thought, action, and feeling. 
The Universe’s dream for you is far bigger than you could ever imagine.

Reading her bio & blog, I feel an immediate kinship 
as a painter, but even more so as a fellow creative spirit. 
I'm genuinely looking forward to two days with Alena, 
and perhaps even having a transformative experience.
(OH! Pick me! Pick me!!) 
While my BFA's concentration is drawing and painting, 
you don't see paintings on my blog because in 2005 
I happily traded paint for fibers (portable, odorless, compact) 
as a way to be productive and have quality time 
at home each night with Alyssa. 

I do miss painting, and I miss the painter 
I haven't yet become. 
I'll let you know who I discover in the woods of Holderness, NH.

See more of Alena's work here: Art Becomes You
Next week, meet another spectacular Squam instructor -
you really won't want to miss him! 


  1. I will once again have to live vicariously through you as you travel o Squam and all that it has to offer. I have an idea about who you will post about next - but no spoilers from me! You and Vickie have the best of times!

  2. Thanks, T.! I can hardly wait to be in the woods, and you know I'll share all of it when I return home.

  3. And just like that, Squam is come and gone. So glad we met!

  4. You're so sweet! Thanks for visiting, Ana. I'm anxious to finish a few projects before casting on and posting about your beautifully dyed yarn.