as captured Monday, October 20, 2014
|1st Group Shot|
Debbie captures the group, as I capture it all
We welcomed our 2nd group of ReMe Sisters on a stunning October afternoon. As the house filled with lovelies and their luggage, the laughter rolled in exponentially! By the time we gathered on our sound-front beach to ogle the sunset, we were well on our way to another week of wonderments! Tours conducted, a brief orientation, and an evening of creativity and snacks -- we were officially underway. As early as the first night, the magic of the island was evident: music drifted through the house along with the strains of laughter and refrains of "OH! Me, too!"
|Smiles All Around|
The Class of ReMe Ocracoke, October '14
...by midweek, they look as if they've known each other for years
Our amazing guests fully embraced our class offerings, and their delight with each creation was a gift unto itself. Painting sessions with Jodi yielded a bevy of beautiful abstracts and a colony of vibrant and whimsical lighthouses. In their time with me, our courageous students completed two different book designs and made great strides in creating content for their new journals. In their classes with Jean, they not only grabbed the brass rings they texturized, etched, and further embellished them, creating multiple pieces of wearable art!
|Painting with Jodi|
(l - r) Patti P and Victoria F, Jodi in action, Lorie G, Lynn O, Beth B. Zoe N, and Jodi
|Metalwork with Jean|
(clockwise from upper left) Victoria F., Kim C., and Jean - Jean's Treasures - Lynn O - Lorie G. in action - Brass Rings
|Circle of Friends|
Little Leather Booklaces from their class with yours truly
Patti P. was one of many merry sew and sews
during my Long, Tall Book of Days class
Our trip to the beach was under dramatic skies
Storyteller, Artist, and Administrator, Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum
|(clockwise from upper left) Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum, a view from the back yard,|
The Ocracoke Lighthouse, historical quilt, and a kitchen vignette at the Museum
|A Visit with Miss Della|
(top to bottom) Jodi, Victoria F., Zoe N., Debbie, and Lorie G -- Happy Shoppers
Miss Della -- Queen of the Fig Cake and Purveyor of fine Fig Preserves and Syrup
Miss Della's green thumb on display
|Lovely Leslie Lanier|
Bookseller Extraordinaire and Hostess with the MOSTest!
as captured Friday, October 24, 2014
With immense thanks for all that was 2014, and great excitement for 2015 and beyond,
|One Last Look|
With 2014 in the rearview, Jean, Jodi, Theresa, Debbie, and I look forward
to all that 2015 *and beyond* holds for ReMe Retreats.
We hope to see you soon!