This past week-end I drove up past San Bernadino and into the San Gabriel Mountains to the Lions Teresita Pines Camp in Wrightwood, CA. It was the site for the 2nd annual Henna Intensive and Retreat, a 4 day workshop for henna artists.
We stayed in spartan cabins — 6 bunk-beds per cabin. Thankfully, there was only one person per bunk so we all had both levels for stuff and sleeping. The bathrooms were a short walk downhill and the showers were in the building next to them.
The mess hall is where people gathered for morning yoga, to doodle on the collective canvas, and to chow down on the camp’s excellent (and generously portioned) food.
So many amazing classes, such a gorgeous setting! So many creative and generous artists! It was an incredible week-end of sharing and receiving and learning and teaching. And friends made for life.
Home now and trying to assimilate all the new information and inspiration. I have ordered some jagua and am eager to play with that on co-workers at the day job. Island style ribbons dance in my head and I’m going to play more with Moroccan henna designs in glitter…