Saturday, August 16, 2008

My Week at Valley Ridge

"Enjoy the little things in life,
for one day you will look back and
realize they were the big things."
- unknown

I was lucky enough to be able to spend all of last week at Valley Ridge Art Studio, in Muscoda, Wisconsin. This time I went to two different workshops with Nina Bagley. For anyone who has never experienced Valley Ridge, I highly recommend taking some workshops there. It is such a beautiful and peaceful setting, with the studio overlooking the valley with its rolling fields, vast woodlands, and abundance of wildlife.

There is a wonderful old-fashioned perennial garden just outside the farmhouse, which is in now in full-bloom. These are a few pictures I took of the beauty that is housed within its fences.

I've been dealing with a lot of stress in my life lately, but the peacefulness and tranquility there seemed to ease my burdens and give me a little 'jump-start' to begin creating again.

"Life is not the way it's supposed to be.

It's the way it is.

The way you cope with it is

what makes the difference."

- Virginia Satir


dogfaeriex5 said...

hello sweet jill~
i have been missing you !!
everytime i pick up one of my art pieces or think of this valley ridge trip i smile thinking of all the fun we had and mischief...
raising my coffee mug to you, amy and ABBA...
much love to you from ohio~
ps..i will keep in touch

trisha too said...

thank you for sharing your trip and your pictures; wow.

your book is beautiful.

Kim Rae Nugent said...

Looks like a wonderful time. I like the quote with this post...