So this post normally comes the week after the retreat, but life has had other plans for me I’m afraid. Not bad plans but plans that meant no photos were edited until recently. My apologies! Especially as there are so many pretty photos! So many beautiful things were made and so many techniques explored and so many gorgeous smiling faces.
Since the retreat I’ve been thinking a lot about why it’s such a joy to be there …. and then while reading my new favourite book The Guilty Feminist* it occurred to me that we have created our own crafty microclimate! A microclimate where we celebrate our craft and the richness it brings to our lives. A microclimate where women are celebrated, stories are shared, and inclusion is the norm.
This is actually pretty rare. Most people in my life don’t reaaaaly get what it is I do or why I feel compelled to do it. Many articles in the media trivialise what it is that we do. There aren’t that many spaces where craft and making are normalised.
Anyway it’s lead to me reflect on the community that has come out of the retreat over the years (and Soul Craft) and how special it is to be surrounded by your people. Thank you all for coming. x
* My new favourite book! I adored it. This is a must read for all humans.