Friday night (after an awesome class with Kerry Bogert at ArtBliss - more on that soon!) I continued west to Middleburg, Virginia to the Meadowkirk Retreat and Conference Center for a church council retreat. Kind of a crazy amount of family logistics to allow me to attend ArtBliss and this retreat, but both were oh so worth it. It's so quiet and peaceful at Meadowkirk, and the weather couldn't have been better. One of my coucilmates declared it an excellent evening to sleep outside so we did! Four of us drug our mattresses outside and fell asleep with a million stars in the sky and woke up to beautiful fog lying across the hills.
Before lunch we were dismissed for an hour of quiet contemplation ("this means no phones!") so I headed out with my camera and had a wonderful time. Some macro and some not so macro - enjoy!
Elisabeth has been crafty all her life, but beads and jewelry have been her focus for the last few years. A class in lamp working inspired her to build a studio and focus on working with flames and hot glass. Elisabeth lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband, two kids, and dogs Layla and Griffin, all who are frequent stars of this blog.