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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I Left My Brain in Hilton Head

 Maybe that's overstating it a bit, but to say I left part of my subconscious is a little too obscure, and my heart is firmly planted between Indiana with my husband and cat, and in Texas with my boy Nick.  However, since receiving a disc of photos in the mail from one of my dear travel buddies, I've definitely been letting my daydreams carry me back to that lovely vacation in South Carolina.   And although it's been a month since we were there, I thought I'd share some moments.   And so here I am, supplies packed precariously in shopping bags, on my way in to the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina for my first day of the Karin Jurick Workshop.  I was crazy excited.
 And this is inside, actually into the second day there.  We had all abandoned our workstations to cluster around Karin and watch her paint, always a highlight of each day.  That's my spot in the foreground.  Later that day I bought one of Brett's Tabletop Easels and have been happily using it ever since. 
This was a typical moment in which we were held in rapt attention during one of Karin's demos which is clearly not only informative but highly entertaining.  The girl is hilarious.

The Three Graces
My posse, my travel companions, my friends - Carmen, Susie, and Mona.  Here we are on the beach in front of our condo.  It was a little chilly but gorgeous, which called for a toast. 
 In the Presence of Artistic Greatness
A statement that could apply to both, my friend, artist Susie Suraci and to Karin Jurick  who's paintings we're enjoying here at the Morris & Whiteside Gallery.   The week was incredible, filled with art, ocean, good food, good wine,with side trips to Savannah and Bluffton and wonderful time spent with wonderful people.  It exceeded whatever I had imagined to experience when I signed up for the workshop.