Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Journey to the misty mountains

This past weekend I had the opportunity to paint and learn from the incredible Kelly Rae and finally got to meet another inspiration of mine......Mati Rose! They totally blew my socks off......

Not only was I inspired creatively, I met some friends I know I keep in touch with for a lifetime. You know those kind of friends......the ones that get how excited you are over little stacks of buttons, papers, and ribbons. and oh those buttery copic markers (amy!!!)

We stayed in the most surreal atmosphere......a little grouping of cottages nestled in the misty mountains of Los Gatos, CA. I never saw the deer but others mentioned that they were walking about closely and munching on the fresh clover covered in dew. Everything was green. it was lush and the flowers were blooming.

I will be back to tell you more about the lovely friendships I made. they deserve a post all their own.


  1. i LOVED being there with you.
    it gave me such comfort to know that you were going to be there with me.
    your book was AMAZING.
    i love you dearly.
    hope you know that.

  2. love the pics!
    sounds like another amazing experience...YEA!!!!! : )
    are you going to post pics of your book?? would love to see it!!!

    sending lots of love!

  3. i've been loving seeing your photos from the retreat on fbook and can't wait to hear more about it!!!

  4. wow it sounds amazing!! can't wait to hear more...

  5. lucky girls! i'm so excited to see more photos...please share!

  6. Aww i'm feeling a tad jealous stuck over here in the UK, you Americans get all the fun ;)

    Micki x

  7. tell me more, show me happy for you to have this experience. hip hip hooray!

  8. Glad you had a great time.:) Hope you post more pics! I am so enjoying your blog and I always wondered how you came up with the name "Tim's Sally".:) LOVE your new birdie on etsy. Oh your colors make me so happy!!xxooo

  9. Mindy,
    i can not thank you enough for sharing your wonderful advice regarding how to start my etsy site though i feel i don't have much to are right - i can start small with what i DO have and continue to add every week or so until i have a well stocked shop =-)

    i'll look for your card to send you an e-mail soon - i'm still unpacking all my bits and bobs!! MY! but what an experience the retreat was =-)


  10. Can't wait to read more. I miss you tons my wonderful new friend.


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