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Monday, September 17, 2007

POBL Retreat 2007


For the past seven years, my illustration critique group (POBL) has been spending a long weekend in September 'retreating' to a cabin up in the mountains. Mt. Rainier makes a dramatic backdrop.


The higher elevations are quite beautiful in September. There are still wildflowers and butterflies...


It is mostly forested. Conifers dripping with moss and lichen. Understory of vanilla leaf, huckleberries, and knickknick -


Mountain ash and ferns. If we're lucky, it will have rained recently and then there are also *mushrooms*! This was NOT one of those years. Which is maybe good - we get much more actual artwork done if we're not out compulsively mushrooming.


Mountains, forests and lakes.... Could it be more atmospheric?

7 comments:

Ulla said...

Fabulous photos! Looks like a wonderful weekend! Lets see what you did next...

andrea said...

I am so jealous that you have such an enthusiastic, *supportive* group. If you have any space next year can I come? I promise to figure out something amazing to cook!

dinahmow said...

Strange, isn't it, that you have just been envious of my garden and I yearn for things like mountain ash, cool conifers and mosses and mountain cabins.
And yes, artists and gardeners are almost always good cooks.Or at least appreciative of good food.

Cre8Tiva said...

it looks like a wonderfully refreshing time of connection and art...how i would love a time like that with other like-minded artists on the same path of their life journey...how blessed the group is...blessings, rebecca

Gina said...

Sounds and looks so beautiful.

Autumn said...

Beautiful photos. I especially like the one of the sun coming through the trees.

Bendtherulz said...

Loved that 3rd pic-how did you manage to get sun to give you only that much spray of light ???
Such lazy pics...I wanna come too next year ...:-) puleeez.....