I am away again, in the most beautiful place. Unexpected. Helping friends. As I left home, bags full of yarn, I grabbed my Squam Journal, hoping I’d finally find the time to read and enjoy it. I hadn’t made it to the mythic Squam Art Workshop, last spring, so I got the book, so I could share a bit of the wonder.
I had no idea just how inspiring I would find this little book! After my Surrogate Mommy morning, I took my coffee poolside and began to leaf through the pages. The Journal in Elizabeth’s words :
There is a lovely spirit of connection and collaboration that has emerged from the gatherings at Squam Art Workshops. However, the journal is not about the workshops themselves. Rather, it is an exploration of the journeys we take, how we can find friendship in the most unexpected places, and the restorative power of natural beauty– but above all, it is about what happens when you honor your creativity.”
The format is just the thing for reading-while-knitting, small sweet bursts of life, gorgeous collages to get lost in, brilliant colors and dreamy inspiration. …And what to my wondering eye should I find – tucked in the middle? Blank pages, some with lovely quotes, saved for us to write our own journal!
Kismet!– I had only the evening before, joined Misa’s flickr group drawing Friday “A place to encourage a little bit of drawing from designer, knitterly and crafty types who feel like they want to get back to paper.”
So that’s what I did. I knit, I read, I drew. A happy happy day. A blissful Squam day!