I've been meaning to post some especially lovely news here, my friends. This month I have the tremendous pleasure of sharing the pages of Mingle Magazine with several of the incredible women who attended Finding Stillness 2015. We wrote a collaborative feature about the time we spent together, taking photographs, going on hikes, sharing meals, and just finding time for our creative selves at Kim Klassen's The Studio in Rivers, Manitoba. If you've read my blog post about it, you know what a transformative week it was for me, so to get to work with my photographer friends on this piece for Mingle was pure joy. I was especially excited that I got to spend a lot of time with Diana Foster to edit the text and gather the photos for the piece. She is a consummate professional, but she's also sweet and smart and down to earth, and I felt so lucky that we worked on this project together.
I hope you are well, and that every single day finds you doing something you love--even if only for half an hour, but hopefully for longer. I am finishing up a semester with my writing students over the next couple of weeks, which is bittersweet for me, because this has been an especially productive and exciting semester. Watching my students' work grow and develop is always rewarding, but this time around has been especially magical. I feel privileged to witness and be a small part of their creative journeys. Besides teaching, I've got several photo and writing projects in the works, which I'll keep sharing with you, of course. And I'm just getting back out into the garden, so there will be photos galore coming soon of new plantings and spring beauties as they begin to emerge.
More soon from the Maine coast, chickadees! xo Gigi
"Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable." ~Mary Oliver