Wednesday, October 2, 2013


I am back
...and it was fantastic.

I have to go through the photos before I post them.
but it was just the thing I needed to pull me out 
of my funk.
I was able to see myself from a new perspective.
(my friend, Oolie told me she has never seen me happier)
I learned so much about myself and how I like to work.
..and my comfort zone is much wider than I thought.

Teaching is something I really do love.
I always have some insecurity - hoping those who attend
will enjoy what I teach and see a way to 
incorporate what they learn into what they do already....
wondering how my class might compare to others they have taken.

The comments from this class were quite positive.
We played a lot and learned a little something every, single day.
It was a spectacular group of talented ladies
with strong creative spirits and GREAT ideas.
The enthusiasm was terrific and the support for one another
gave everyone an extra boost.
We never ended the day at 4 pm......
...we were always struggling to get to dinner by 7:30!

The venue is perfect.
Accommodations, FOOD, friendships,
French countryside (!)

Thanks to everyone for coming to paradise
to take my class and be a part of the magic at Briancon.

I will post photos soon.
..seems so long ago already...sigh...


  1. do you have a schedule of where you will be teaching for 2014 ?

    1. Kathy.....thanks for asking....
      Please send me an email:
      ...and I will let you know as I get the schedule figured out. I hope to teach in Santa Fe and Albuquerque quite a bit - one day, two day and long weekend classes.
      Sure would be fun to have you come!
      I am also teaching in France again next summer..
      Looks like end of July.....
      Stay in touch!

  2. Jone...ahhhhhhh
    I agree with Oolie,like I always do;) I have never seen you happier!
    You were like a HUGE SMILE and you made everyone feel happy and good about themselves.
    You are the ultimate teacher who always inspire and encourage your students, love that, love you!
    I have some really cute portraits of you that I will post soon and look very happy indeed!
    Much love from

  3. It is a good thing when you realize the comfort zone is actually miles instead of tiny millimeters- I'm glad I was there to see you the happiest. And even if I wasn't there for your class, I learned a lot from you!
    See here's hoping to catch that class in July!
    I miss you!