Destination Creativity: The Life-Altering Journey of the Art Retreat is an amazing book on so many levels. I am enthused about it because I met up with Ricë and The EGE several times last year and at several retreats. I watched as Earl took photographs and we all got to know one another over time and several retreats.
I watched Ricë stitching on clothing and we talked about the array of bracelets and memories she wore in her jewelry (check out page 42), we ate barfood together while talking about hotel rooms and well, if you know Ricë, you will know there is a story around every curve. The other teachers would sit down, somehow nosh would appear and soon we be laughing and talking over one another.
I met Michael McMillen and talked at length about Utilikilts (there is a photo of him on page 17). You know I came home and showed them to my Man. I would love to get men, any man into a skirt-they are just so comfy!
This is the atmosphere of Ricë's newest book, Destination Creativity and I think it is aptly named. To read this book is to sink into the relaxed, energized and creative retreat experience. It is a place to get more how-to drawing lessons by the ever silly Carla Sonheim, get to know Jesse Reno and take some mini classes too.
I wrote some on Quilt Festival and some photos from a class I gave are on page 128. So, like I said, I got to see this book unfold and was able to get mentioned in it too.
If you would like the chance to WIN a copy of this book, leave a comment on this post telling me about your retreat experience or mentioning the retreat you would like to go to most.
And also check out this list of A-list bloggers for more chances to win.
Tuesday, October 4th: Seth Apter
Wednesday, October 5th: Mary Beth Shaw
Thursday, October 6th: Carla Sonheim
Friday, October 7th: Lisa Mayers Bulmash
Saturday, October 8th: Melissa Manley
Sunday, October 9th: Deryn Mentock
Monday, October 10th: Jen Cushman
Tuesday, October 11th: Jill Berry
And of course, Ricë's blog, Notes From The Voodoo Cafe
P.S. I am going to Switzerland and will be away for 2 weeks, David and I will explore and then I will teach. I will be posting silently, when I am able. Good luck winning a copy of Ricë's book!