Sunday, June 10, 2007

Camp - Part 4- Gifts and Friends

Dotee made this very beautiful altered book for me. The pages are rich in texture and colour, and resound with her love and care. The rail top was not wet when I took these pictures, but the droplets hanging beneath will show how eager I was to get out and photograph this treasure for you.

The tallest people on camp (not), but definitely two big hearts, my dear friend Dawn and my new friend Jacky.
This is my sweet and kind friend, who drove me all the way from home to camp and back. I am so glad that we got to share this experience and get to know each other a little better.
Dotee and I, not a perfect photo of either of us, but I think it shows how happy we were to spend time together and the joy we share as friends.
And this is a precious gift too. I fell to my bottom in front of these bikes and snapped them quickly - a little self conscious and yet determined. Determined to capture the innocence of country kids in a fairly safe country. Where were the riders? I do not know - they were not within sight and yet they felt safe leaving their bikes.

13 comments:

Sulea said...

Thanks for sharing so many wonderful pictures, Julie :o)Ireally love how your apron turned out!!! :o)

Holly Stinnett said...

Hi Julie,

I've so much enjoyed scrolling through all your latest posts about this amazing retreat! What fun to see all your beautiful gifts, art projects and smiling faces! Thank you-thank you!!

Holly

Dotee said...

Thanks for sharing more of your photo's from the camp. I am glad you liked the ATC book I made for you. I so loved putting it together for you.

What a gorgeous shot of Dawnie and Jacky. They look so happy together :) As do we in our photo.

I love the photo of the bikes. You have a way of capturing special moments in such a lovely way.

What a treat this weekend away was for all of us. One we will all treasure.

LisaOceandreamer said...

What joy shows in all your faces!! Such a special opportunity you all shared, great art and blooming friendships! I just ADORE that photo of you and Dotee...two amazing and talented women I am so dearly fond of. I would have loved to be there!
Your photo of the bikes is fantastic!
XOXO
Love,
Lisa

Jacky said...

Hi Julie, wasnt camp just the most wonderful few days!!! I so enjoyed meeting you, and all of the girls.

You are all such fun and so generous. You all made me feel so welcome and shared so much of your artistic talent. What amazing artists and so diverse.

I am really enjoying reading your blog and Dots - what a fun time. Looking forward to doing it all again next year???

Jane P said...

Julie
You have such a special gift with photography, you have really captured the spirit that was at camp.

misty said...

wow....art camp sounds like it was just wonderful! friends mixed with art....how perfect!!!

Mary lin said...

Love the altered book! And the scenery pics are really nice.

Judy said...

OMG - love that bird book - just looks delightful. Its so nice making friends through art. wouldnt be able to leave bikes around my parts with ease.
You look so content Julie, its so nice to see.
xox

Old School Acres said...

It looks like you are having so much fun!!

dogfaeriex5 said...

isnt it amazing how art brings such wonderful people together to share art and life in general!!
so so so wonderful..
love you
xox~kim

Steph said...

Beautiful gifts ! Thanks for sharing!

One Crabapple said...

I got your meaning with the bike photo and it is a wonderful picture.

Picturing you dropping to your bum to get it made me giggle too !

I GOT TO SEE YOU !!! what a great photo of two friends that live so far ! Two very special people on a great trip sharing a special time ! LOVE THIS most of all ! I am so glad you posted it !

The book ! Good Grief - you made out like a Bandit I have to say !

This place and the people seem fantastic I have to say. I really feel I missed a Great Time ! You are so lucky ! and such a beautiful comfortable looking place.