portland bound

Oct 2, 2007 | Life in Progress

i’m off to art&soul in portland. i am thrilled to be heading home, to my favorite city, to where Autumn has truly arrived, where every shade of green is everywhere in the lushness of the landscape . coming with me: my camera, my raincoat, my brown boots, and a lot of art supplies. i’ll see all my favorite portland peeps and visit all my familiar and beloved places. i’ll stand still in the cooler air and feel the mist of the ever familiar northwest rain. one of the highlights will be seeing my bff of 20 years, gina, who will also be in town (we lived together in portland for several years long ago) from atlanta. it’s been over a year since i last saw her. too long. i have a long list of friend dates, and alone dates, too, where i’ll wander all over the city and look at all that has changed and is changing. i’m feeling all nostalgic as i write this. i’m reminded of all that we’ve adjusted to since moving here just over a year ago and all that i miss. it will be good to be home for a week.

and of course, there will be art&soul and classes and art friends! this will be my 4th art retreat i’ve attended. they are events that change people. the energy. the creativity. ideas are born and discussed. passion is everywhere. there is an infectious happiness. people are everywhere, chatting it up, making connections, having aha moments about their lives and creativity. it’s pretty amazing.

so, i’ll be back in this space in a week with many photos and stories to share….

Sending much love,

Show/Hide Comments (7 comments)
  1. mccabe

    sounds lovely&inspiring!
    i have always wanted to explore portland…

    many blessings
    mccabe x

  2. Steph

    Yeah for you!

  3. Alex aka Gypsy Girl

    Have a fabulous time, kelly. I really enjoyed reading about all your projects in your newsletter this month! I hope to see you in one of the SF events coming up πŸ™‚

  4. vintagecollage

    Kelly, Enjoy the trip….look forward to hearing and seeing all about it. Wish you were headed “home” on the east coast. Debbie

  5. lori

    I just wanted to say I enjoyed your article in the Sept/Oct issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, very inspiring thanks Kelly!

  6. Kirsten Michelle

    sounds like an absolute fabulous week is in store for you, sweetie!!!
    looking forward to hearing all about it when you return home!

  7. kelly

    happy travels girlie!


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