Wednesday, February 24, 2010

my heart is full........

My heart is full
  
From this magical place


Where fairys dwell


  
  
Sacred


Ancient


  
This creative group was on a mission


And the saints (and sinners!) were there.....


  
She's the reason I came to this magical place.  I have mad respect and sincere gratitude for this brazen soul.  She gave and gave and gave and then gave some more.  Her heart out on her sleeve, spilling into her hands creating and giving with deep and soulful presence.  She gives the best hugs too!  Sincere and intentional hugs......the kind that make you feel loved.


Her class filled quickly and here we are in all our glory, happy to be with this great teacher.


I learned how to drill through small stones, set tiny eyelets and make these incredible nests....


 Resin in bezels, drilling into them and setting eyelets........


Nina knots, velvet, more nests...SO much fun....


cocoon beads....


Nina's sister, Ellen, makes these awesome egg beads.  We were like a bunch of pirana's when Nina put them on the table..I love mine!  I love the packaging too and am hesitant to take it out of it's nest.  If you want one go here: starcatcher.etsy.com  
  
As an added benefit, Cindy (the coordinator of this event) had a Soul Collage workshop for the attendees.  This is what came about....pretty profound.  
Sincere gratitude and thanks to Cindy.  If it wasn't for her, none of this would have happened.   Go here: Artful Journey to experience it for yourself....you will LOVE iT!!!!!  Hurry, don't delay...classes fill quick!


that's all for now.....

19 comments:

chrissy said...

ahhh.
i loved your post.
your pictures ROCK.
you rock.
so happy to call you my friend.
loves,
c

Kelly said...

lovely post, robin! great pictures. I posted a sneak peak yesterday and then I'm planning a day-by-day run down starting tomorrow. what a wonderful experience....!

BellaLunaArts said...

Ooooh Robin,
What a lucky girl you are to get to take a class with Nina. Someday for me...thanks for sharing such a simply beautiful post. Much love Bridgette

Diva Kreszl said...

oh my this looks perfectly divine...love it all!

moaromigboyles.com said...

It is so great seeing our retreat through your eyes.
Your photos are great...I love your necklace. xoxo

susanc said...

Lucky lady! I dream of some day being able to take a class with Nina. She is so incredibly talented. Your pictures are fantastic! Thank you for sharing this! Some day...

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Riki Schumacher said...

Hey Robin, sounds like it was a wonderful experience for you, I'm so happy. Looks like you learned a ton from Nina. What a beautiful place that is. Take care, Riki

Beth Nicholls said...

A magical place indeed. And some truly magical people. So lovely to meet you and share some of the amazing experience. You are so wise and inspiring! If it is OK I would like to take a leaf out of your book (and put it in my chunky funky coffee table book for safekeeping)
Beth

anna maria said...

Hi Robin,
I loved your post and photos. It's great to experience our amazing class through someone else's eyes!

lilylovekin said...

Robin, what a great post. I'm still on cloud 9 from the experience. I can't believe I was in class a week ago today. Lets do stay in touch. Lorrie

Gwynnie B said...

beautiful post for a beautiful retreat! I loved meeting you and hanging out with such talented and magical chicks...I'm still in the clouds!!
xo
Gwynnie

Maija said...

Your creations are beautiful!! Nina is a wonderful teacher, and the venue looks spectacular!!
See you in a few short weeks!

lindymac said...

such a lovely post. I love seeing our magical time thru others eyes! I feel like we were given such a gift!

Lindy

Kim L said...

Can't wait for you to start teaching some of your new talents!!! Looks like you had such a peaceful time.

linnea-maria said...

Godness! Love what you have working with. She shared a good amount of beauty to the class. Wish I could have been there. /linne-maria

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

I love what you made! Nina is soo amazingly creative and inspiring. She has classes in Wisconsin and I vow to go someday. Great post and I love the braids! Blessings.

rebecca said...

i am so thrilled you were able to go and fill yourself up with all things nina!!!

do pop over for my welcome to spring post.
honest. the visuals are right so you!
xoxoxoxo,
rebecca

Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

Your soul collage is really beautiful. What a wonderful experience it was.