What I loved about Journalfest:
the food - delish, fresh, creative, great quality
the rainbows in the sky (I don't have a picture of them but this airplane window image will have to fill in as "nearest-to-rainbow"...they were there though)
the rich and juicy creative flow with so much inspiration everywhere
the gold and orange trees (no fall colors where I live, and much the pity for it)
the way-cool trades that everyone made, being surrounded by that much creativity was an unearthly boost!
my cozy "artist's garret" room where one could have company when one desired and solitude for introspection
wonderful, insightful classes with such lovely teachers who were so accessible and engaged
feeling like part of the "Teesha and Tracy family" with the super helpers (Ben and co.) who seemed to be at all the right places at all the right times - so organized that it made the whole event seem effortless (now that's organized!) No problem seemed like a problem at all in their capable hands
the down-to-earth atmosphere and real-ness of it all
Saturday night's party with the perfectly right grooves of Surrealized and the generous wine bar!
the stop-you-in-your-tracks and abandon your luggage Sunday a.m. sunrise - almost surreal in its orange-pink glory outlining the mountains beyond the bay in a jagged purple that felt like you could touch them. (I'm sure nature and the Moores conspired for this)
(Photo above in the banner - it was bannerworthy!)
and finally, Mt. Ranier (at times a bit shy - like for a week last summer when I was in Olympia and didn't get to see it once) even poked its head out from the clouds for the girls on the shuttle bus to see on the way back to the airport
I'm still coming back to earth from all that floating in the creative stratosphere..... and I'm journaling just about every day now!
I learned so much,
I felt so much
I'll hold it in my heart for a long time.