water, Canon Digital Rebel

More water from the camera obscura at Ocean Beach.

I’m going away this weekend for a creative retreat with a group of women I have known for years via email. Some I have also met in person, and others I have only corresponded with. What we all have in common is that we are all creative business owners of some kind. We are writers, painters, designers, photographers, etc. and have used this circle of women for support, cheerleading and guidance.

We are kindred spirits and friends.

I am very excited to laugh, make art, eat, and dream with them.


  1. Posted January 10, 2006 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    ooooh…all of your lovely womyn together in one place will be divinely dynamic and delicious! enjoy, enjoy…(take pics!). xoxoxoD

  2. Ris
    Posted January 10, 2006 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    I have been enjoying your blog for a while now and felt compelled to thank you for the wondrous images you post, and also thank you to the marvelous links you provide to other incredibly inspiring folks and sites. I always come away charmed.

  3. maureen
    Posted January 10, 2006 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    wow. as i sit here at the job i hate, i am not ashamed to admit that i am INCREDIBLY envious. But you earned it. what i really need to ask is… what’s stopping me?

  4. jolene
    Posted January 10, 2006 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    i’m jealous! i read a lot of these other ladies’ work and worked with penelope on a holiday project a couple years ago. she’s one cool cat. tell her hello from jo!
    enjoy, andrea!

  5. beeb
    Posted January 10, 2006 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    I have almost all of those girls on my reads list. What an amazing experience it must be… post pictures!!

  6. Posted January 10, 2006 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    WOW, what a great group of women, I’ve been to all of their sites on numerous occasions. Have a great time and have a drink for us. And don’t forget the pictures..:*)

  7. Posted January 10, 2006 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    wow that’s amazing! have fun! i can’t wait to hear the stories:)

  8. Posted January 10, 2006 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    So many nice people, all in one place!
    I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. How amazing.

  9. jenn
    Posted January 10, 2006 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    To be in a room so full of love, laughter and support. What more could one ask for. It sounds perfectly dreamy. Have a wonderful weekend.

  10. Posted January 10, 2006 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Oh I just love the multitude of colors and the way the surface of the ocean sort of looks like a frosted cake in that picture! So lovely!
    Have fun this weekend. My writers’ group has been trying to coordinate a retreat for a year-no luck with schedules. So glad that you all made it happen. I wish you much creative inspiration.

  11. Dawn
    Posted January 10, 2006 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    I’m totally, utterly and blatantly JEALOUS! Have a fantastic time. Please take a moment with Jen G to have a long distance moment with me! Lots of love from me to you.

  12. Posted January 10, 2006 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    love the ocean photo-especially the way is out of focus at the bottom-great depth.

  13. m
    Posted January 10, 2006 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    maureen we can all organise a retreat. They are wonderful things take a train or a bus to a hostel somewhere in the county, carry a journal a change of clothes, a book of poetry when you return great clarity will come…

  14. Posted January 10, 2006 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Such creative power all in one room! Have a safe and wonderful time…You must share after you come home…..

  15. Posted January 10, 2006 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

    All my favorite super sheroes in one corner of the universe at the same time? Have a great time girls!!!

  16. Jill
    Posted January 10, 2006 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    Sounds wonderful! Have fun. :)

  17. Posted January 10, 2006 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    I am so envious of your girls retreat!
    Have a great time.

  18. Posted January 11, 2006 at 2:09 am | Permalink

    In the words of Napoleon Dynamite:
    “Luc- keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!”
    Just imagining your creative group, sharing and exploring ideas is a treat in itself…what a wonderful experience! I cannot wait to read and or see the outcome here in your blog!
    The image, of the Ocean speaks- as the tides roll in…all that is yet to come of your retreat!

  19. Posted January 11, 2006 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    How fabulous!! Have a GREAT time.

  20. lucia
    Posted January 11, 2006 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    how exciting!!! ohhhh can i join you?

  21. Posted January 11, 2006 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    Aahh, sounds wonderful.
    That picture of the water is breathtaking.

  22. Posted January 11, 2006 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    as a wannabe creative person/writer etc..that doesn’t have many friends with the same interests, your retreat does make me, like many others it seems, a bit envious. maybe sometime this year your group can put on a workshop/retreat. i am sure many of us would pay to come if it was reasonably priced. :-)

  23. Posted January 12, 2006 at 1:27 am | Permalink

    Oh man, does that sound like a fun time. I would be so excited! I hope you and all your beautiful friends have a wonderful time. I don’t doubt that you will. Take care. :)

  24. Posted January 12, 2006 at 1:29 am | Permalink

    And on that note… I think you all should change your retreat location, and swing by Alaska instead. You know you wanna. :) Besides, it’s on the way I’m sure.