Wednesday, September 23, 2009

How Emme Found Her Mojo...

Ahhh, Squam. The magical, mystical place where amazing souls come together to create, emerge, breathe. That's a fancy way of saying we had a blast! I really can't believe I was there. I can't believe I met the people I met. We joked that all our imaginary friends from the blogosphere had crawled out of our computers to meet at this wonderful place.

Kicking it off with my Squam BFF Stefanie, when we shared a ride from Boston to the lake with the best cab driver ever Leo. Leo, Leo, Leo. Married for 46 years to his college sweetheart, and drives an airport shuttle run in his minivan just because he loves it. He took Stef and I to a diner for breakfast after a long night on the red eye cross country, and gave us a tour on the way up. Oh, Leo, we won't forget you. Have fun in Florida this winter!

The magical Jen Lee, led the most wonderful writing workshop on trusting your stories, and being brave in the telling. I'm proud to call you friend, Miss Jen. xoxo

The wonderful Marisa. Who frustrated me by not teaching me any technique (at first) in my painting class, but just encouraged me to start. And guess what? She was right. It was enough.

And hip, fabulous Hula. Who taught the most amazing Through the Viewfinder photography class. I'll see you in Portland soon, my friend.

I feel like I've found my tribe, my peeps, my soul-sistahs. Here's a few more of them...

Jen Gray
Liz Lamoreux
Judy Wise
Kirsten Crilly
Jenny Doh
Jennifer McGuiggan

And so many more. The air was crisp, (bone crunching crisp, but I digress) and I was exhausted by the red eye flight + time change, but I felt like I was living a dream, so far removed from my regular life, and yet so much like coming home. I'm so thankful to the mistah for being so incredibly supportive of me, my dreams, my wishes. He makes me feel like anything is possible. And indeed, I feel like I've crossed a threshold of possibility. I just have to remember to keep walking, trust the journey, babystep, babystep. Thanks to the amazing, beautiful Elizabeth, formerly known as Blue Poppy, for having such a magical dream. You helped me find my own.


  1. that's beautiful. I couldn't make it this year, hopefully next year will be my first SAW awakening! Thanks for sharing! Carolyn H

  2. Ah yes, it was so magical, wasn't it? A very special experience and now I can't wait till next year :-)

  3. im so glad we had the chance to meet!!! xxoxxo

  4. Yes, yes, me too. It was life changing is all ... and I'm looking forward to our day together. Possibilities. Doors opening. All we have to do is knock. xo

  5. incredible, non?
    so good to meet you.


  6. Hello my fellow tribeswoman! I love the phrase "bone crunching crisp," by the way! :) It was so good to meet you. I look forward to knowing you better.

  7. oh so perfectly written emme - wish i had the chance to get to know you better! maybe next year!?! :)

  8. i too wish i had gotten to spend more time with absolutely adorable you ... hopefully next year, fingers and toes crossed, xox

  9. it is lovely to hear of your creative journey! gorgeous photos!