Recap of our Creative Planning Weekend

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I look forward to this time away with Julie 2 times a year.  Usually we head to the Santa Cruz Mts. but this time we headed north to Mill Valley.

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Packed and ready!  Taking 4 times as much art supplies as clothes/toiletries!

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First stop…Julie’s house…check out the painting she is working on outside!…love love love!

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next stop, Daiso

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Hello office supplies…I love you so!…by the end of the weekend I decided on a trade to work on for the upcoming Art Is You Retreat in Petaluma using something in this photograph.

 

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Our awesome haul

 

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Then Julie turned me on to a cool shop called Typo.  It is a Canadian based office/school supply shop with some pretty cool kitschy stuff.

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We got a giggle out of this sign

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A fun shot crossing the bridge

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My haul from daiso all spread out…some things for me…some for the studio…some for my kids

 

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We made quick work of spreading out our supplies…the hotel staff looked at us a bit weird when we asked for a folding table to be brought up to our room…

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Working on my 31 day challenge

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Just before turning the lights out to go to sleep…we’ve made quite start to our creative weekend

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this is the page I’ll work on for the day’s “encouraging word…” just wait to see what it becomes…

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On Friday evening we drove to Tiburon and saw these amazing huge pieces of art in this field…we headed back out to see what it was all about

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Love how Julie documents the moments and really “lives in” her weekly journal…that is not the only thing she carries in her purse though….

 

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She also carries a bag of scrabble tiles…we had fun at lunch making random words and taking photos of them

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Adorable shops in Tiburon

 

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And back to work in the room…

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And my finished pages

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this one looks nothing like it started out…

 

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Waking up to a little more creative play

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The view from our room.

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All cleared out…this is the aftermath of 2 full days of creative planning

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Julie continues to document…and I document her documenting 😉

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It was a beautiful location…the little speck there is Julie going to get the car.

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We were thrilled our visit coincided with the Marin County Antique Fair…many great finds here.

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Lunch at the Blue Barn in Corte Madera…Yummy!

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As we finished lunch a darling trio of Jazz singers started performing…they sang music from the 30’s and 40’s

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And then heading back south.  It was a refreshing and rejuvenating weekend.  We have many amazing things in store for you in the coming 6 months..stay tuned!

 

3 responses »

  1. You amaze me! By the looks of things, you maximized your time away! Looking forward to the up coming results!

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