Thursday, April 14, 2016

Mingle Magazine

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


  1. It sure sounds like you are surrounded by some extraordinary people and doing lots of good, interesting work and play ... it makes me so happy that you share!

  2. Congratulations on the collab piece in Mingle, and way to nurture your students on to their dreams.

  3. That's a wonderful quote from Mary Oliver, I think I will paste it to my frig! Loved your article and am so excited to be able to attend this year. I did not know you taught writing, sure would love to be able to talk your class. If only...

  4. I was so excited to see this article in Mingle. Thanks for your encourage to do a submit. I am thinking of submitting something this summer. Enjoy your last weeks with your students and your time in the garden.

  5. Your experience truly is unimaginable...from start to finish. Finding yourself and Diana together creating must seem like a dream...I hope to find a copy of Mingle so I can read about it all. Love your photo, and looking forward to seeing what's in your garden this year.


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