Haystack was Wonderful

A week ago yesterday I was driving up to Maine with a stranger. What we had in common was a desire to be creative and knowing that Haystack School of Craft in Deer Isle Maine was a great place to let that creativity loose. And after four days there it certainly was just that for all of us lucky enough to be there. I focused mostly on learning how to build a loom and weave a tapestry, hiking and photography while others focused on jewelry making, forging with Iron, ceramics and printmaking. There is something really special about that remote location and having access to so much nature and studio space and not having to worry about feeding yourself or others. As the mother of two young ones not having to cook for a few days was a much appreciated vacation. The bell strikes at eight, twelve and six and wonderful food magically appears. Everybody pulls themselves away from their work just long enough to go eat and socialize before getting back to work. We were all there to work. The weather was too warm and gorgeous to not get plenty of hiking in while I was there. Whenever I felt the need to clear my head and be inspired I would go for a walk in the woods or by the ocean. Wonderful. Already planning a trip back next year.  

 violin on the beach

violin on the beach