Arriving for the first time at Squam Art Workshop gives you an immediate chlorophyll hit. Before describing the Marks Magic and Meaning workshop i’d like to set the scene. How do you not have expectations about a place that has occupied your waking dreams ever since you first heard about it? Everybody raves about this retreat.
Early every morning i swam here.
This is the Ice House. Instead of refrigerators, each cabin has an ice box, replenished daily with frozen chunks harvested from Squam Lake in February.
And here is the Wood Shed. The log stores in our cabins were kept filled, with fires set to be lit with one match – wondrous!
Warmed by the studio fire.
A pom pom by the yarn bombing treasures Kat Kennedy and Jenn Cox. See what i mean about the chlorophyll?
I loved the dining room. Fabulous food, friendly staff and kind, curious company.
Catching reflective moments through the trees.
Places to pause…
Coming across enhanced beauty amongst the trees.
Sharing stories as dusk dipped on the dock.
Checking the workshop space is ready to go. Delighted with the soft view.
Elizabeth’s opening words spun us with warmth, light and colour, reminding us to follow our yes.
Next up is a glimpse of the Marks, Magic and Meaning class: Thank you for coming along with me!