I love these photos! They have been the perfect reminder of all the good that was our annual retreat last week in the beautiful Yarra Valley, and of all the joy that is this magical craft community! As I sit here tonight perusing these beautiful images*, I am struck yet again by how generous and beautiful our community is, and what a joy it is to be a part of it.
The joy is that every time we run the retreat, we get to hang in the company of a group of wonderful women who come with open and generous hearts, ready to welcome those who they have not yet met into the space. Ready to listen to one another's stories and share their own. Women who enter into their learning and their making, with such bravery and grace. Who encourage one another and delight in one another's creations. And who understand what it is to live a life that has making as a core source of joy and sustenance.
As I look through these images, all I can think is thank you all for what you bring, both to the retreat and online to this blog. Getting to hear your stories and see a small part of your hearts, fills me up.
*I have soooo many more!!
A few photos from our first night!