Holy guacamole. I just noticed I haven't posted since the end of August!
It's not that I've been ignoring my blog, mind you. I have been busy keeping up with things on the Spanish version of this blog, it's Siamese twin so to speak ;)
So what's been happenin'?
Well, the beginning of September was mostly about all that "back to school" routine stuff. We had our new aupair, Siri, arrive from Gotland, Sweden early in the month, so we spent the first week helping her get her bearings and into her Spanish classes and all that. Then we all took a little long weekend trip away to the mountains, just an hour out of Barcelona (Montseny, it's called) for some R&R in the country. (I'll try to post some photos of that cuz it's so gosh-darn beautiful up there).
Then Annie was back to school on the 14th. We got a new (wonderful) educadora in our project (she doesn't go to a regular preschool, but rather an alternative ed--Montssori type--project that is run co-op style amongst the participating families) so we are looking forward to a great year with her. We are all looking forward to the return of one of our families, next month, from Vanuatu (Melanesia), where they have been for the last few months...Annie has really missed her best friend. It will be a wonderful reunion for all the kids!
Then on the 19th, I hosted a 1-day workshop event with guest artist Nathalie Kalbach in my studio. She taught two Prima endorsed classes, which all the participants thoroughly enjoyed. Check out my Spanish blog for photos! (click here) There was lots of creativity and experimentation going on in there all day, and we were especially impressed with our youngest participant (an 11 year old), who amazed us with the originality of her ideas. It's always the kids who are best at thinking out of the box, eh what? And Nathalie was a great instructor, and a wonderful person to work with, as well as being a talented artist. Thanks again, Nathalie!
Coming up next weekend, I am repeat hosting an Intensive Weekend Workshop on "Byron Katie's The Work" (click here for link).
If you ever have the opportunity to experience a workshop in The Work, I completely "heart-fully" recommended it. Learning how to do The Work has brought me SO much peace of mind, and has become my greatest tool in dealing with what life deals me. I use it every single day and I know of no other method that brings me more in touch with myself and my own individual truth.
I have had such great insights both in my own inquiry and in witnessing those of others in the workshops. It's a blessing and I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to learn how to do The Work, as it teaches and helps me to let go of the battling with Reality, and to simply attempt to love what is. If you ever do do a workshop, let me know what you think!
And following along at the end of the month, I am hosting a second weekend event of Scrapbooking, Mixed Media and Art Journaling workshops with the fabulous Dina Wakley (Arizona, USA)!!
Participants will be exploring how to use "layers, layers and more layers" in our art journaling work, and she will be sharing some wonderful hand-bound mini-album projects with us, ones that are sure to include lots of her signature elements and of course, spray-ink glaore!!
Check out my Spanish blog for project photos (click here!)
Other than that, not much else is going on! ;))
I hope that this new month of October brings you lots of new adventures (cuz life is an adventure, isn't it!?), that the seasonal change relects the continuing change and renewal in your own life, towards creating just the life that you want for yourself and those you love.
Wishing you blessings and happiness,
...until next time! :)