10/21/11

Riki Schumacher: Lucky Girl


I recently returned from a fabulous art retreat, Art Is You in Petaluma, CA.  I don’t get to go to a lot of retreats, due to expenses involved and usually distance.

But what I was reminded of, aside from the amazing teachers, absolutely fun classes and projects, and the beautiful facility, was that being there, was about being with friends.

It wouldn’t have been the same if my friends weren’t there with me, to bring the sugar free chocolates…to supply that last little something needed for a project in class, and to say a warm good night, when missing my loved ones at home.

Yep! Friends.  I’m a lucky girl to have them.

Thank you Connie, Diana and Susan for making that trip richer.
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You can learn more about Riki Schumacher on her blog, Riki Jewelry

12 comments:

Shirley said...

That's why I really want to go to a show/retreat. to meet all the lovely folks in person from blogland! Have an awesome weekend!

Cindy -the Anti Day Counter said...

Riki, I can see what you described right here in this photo - just look at the smiles! Retreats and friends go together like birds of a feather. :-)

Cindy said...

......hmm. What? Now that was interesting! My name shows up as "Cindy - the Anti Day Counter?? :-) How did you know? :-)

Riki Schumacher said...

Thanks Shirley, Cindy and Molly! Appreciate your thoughts. Really enjoying everyone's posts Molly, thank you for starting this blog! Warms my heart. Hugs to all, Riki

Diana said...

I'm ready to go again my friend. I had such a fabulous time. I, too, am grateful for you.
Hugs
Diana

Chris Kerr said...

Stephanie Lee's class was a fun growth experience~and meeting you and your friends was the icing on top of the cupcake!

In the Light of the Moon said...

You said it Riki!! Big Hugs friend,Cat

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

Riki, first, i loved your post. It brought back memories of art retreats that i've attended and how much my artist friends made the trips the success they all have been. And, like you, it kept my mind off of missing my family while away.
I can think of nothing worse than going to an art retreat and being alone the entire weekend. I've started off retreats like that if I go alone, but it doesn't take long, ever, for someone or a group of someones to ask me to join them. Artists are a great group!
And, we've met before. Not IRL, but through a swap, I think. Somehow. You don't live in the states, I remember that you live somewhere tropical and I remember enjoying you very much.

Sincerely, Jan

Jen Crossley said...

Riki Im so gratefully that through our love of art we have met,and hopefully one day in person

My Life Under the Bus said...

I swear I will have one of these retreats on my bucket list! Even if I'm 90 I'm going to one!

Stephani Gorman said...

Hey Riki, I am so grateful to have you for a friend too. I am looking forward to spending some creative time with you as well.:)

Diane said...

Ahh...what a sweet and beautiful post Riki! I am so blessed to be your friend, and you mine. We would never have met if not for blogging! What a wonderful world and time in our lives =)) xo