What a wonderful, amazing adventure!
I spent a whole week with my beautiful sister Kim in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California.
(Made all the sweeter for the nearly 25 years we lost track of one another!)
This sweet Lisi Martin painting always reminds me of Kim and I…
Each time I see her it’s as if a new part of my heart opens and blossoms. We leap into each other’s presence (no matter the time apart!) as if we’d just had tea together yesterday. We finish each other’s sentences. We find we like (and dislike) so many of the same (random) things. We nearly laugh ourselves into fits and almost jabber ourselves hoarse.
We had sooooo much fun this last week together; excitedly sharing news of our lives, comparing our fondest dreams, conjuring collaborative projects, giggling like kids, & always up to some sort of mischief or other.
It was such a pleasure to join my sister for her Spirit Doll class…
at the beautiful Intermountain Nursery! It’s a gorgeous nursery, operated by very dear people who have dedicated their lives to plant ecology and restoration projects.
The class was a pure delight!
The participants were lively and full of creative spark (like my beloved Cottage tribe!)
Here is Kim’s Crow Woman…
and my Sierra Autumn Crone
Everyone adores my sister (ALMOST as much as I do!)
and she is the most encouraging of teachers.
We spent another whole day roaming the gorgeous green, spring Sierras, dabbling in the roaring creeks, picnicking and napping, exploring and rejoicing!
We even discovered a rare Harlequin Lupine…
And on my last day, Kim treated me to the most amazing surprise! A full day in my beloved Yosemite…
at the very height of spring!
as we sat around her on the path to the majestic gush of Yosemite Falls.
We had such an amazing day that we decided to gift each other a week long nature sketchbook journaling class in October at Yosemite with Janet Takahashi. We’re going to stay in the historic tent camps! We’re both incredibly excited!
The water! The green! The cool! The trees! The flowers!
I will hold all those memories so dear as we enter our scorching Sonoran summer.
I feel Kim and I are two magical fairy sisters (like these delightful felted ones from chopoli) who have so much joy and love to share!
It is my great good fortune to have darling Albert to hold-down-the-fort, keep the critters and the gardens afloat, and send me off with such a happy heart to be with my sister. I am so lucky that the Creative Cottage tribe sent me off with such love. I was so blessed that Kim’s husband Bro was such a wonderful naturalist guide and bemused encourager of all of our crazy fun.
It was such a beautiful time shared and it will long live in my heart as one the most glorious weeks of my life!
Thanks to Kim & Bro, to dearest Albert, and to all my amazing friends who sent me on my way with such a heart full of love to share!
Happy Summer & Happy Birthday Dear Sister Kim!
P. S. Please check out my June class schedule by clicking on the Cottage Classes tab and have a gander at our new Art Gifters Anonymous, Random Acts of Art, project by clicking on the Art Gifters tab.
Thanks to Pinterest for images mixed with many of my own photos.
Let love guide and keep you,
Mistress of Much Merriment
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