I am. Utterly captivated by Spellbound.
The kindred spirits,
the teachers and activities,
the creative talent oozing from every amazing artistic person gathered,
Has given me a natural high feeling, and I don't plan on coming down.
The activities take place in a ball room at the Langhum Hotel.
The classes are incredible. The talent! The knowledge, techniques, style and most of all the encouragement to create, to express oneself... Oh kindred spirit you song in paved under my feet.
Debbie and Shea the creators and organizers of Spellbound made the crown above and the box below. I am not a crafter of paper, ribbon, glitter or thread but I am a taster of handmade items, and gatherer of inspiration. Spellbound offers a lifetime of both.
While in Pasadena I met up with a longtime friend, Alisa. I have known Alisa for over thirty years. Hard to believe. As I arrived a day early I spent it happily with Alisa in old town Pasadena.
Alisa's smile and generous soul had me glowing. She is the smartest person I know and if I ever had to pick a team she would be part of it.
At the opening dinner, under that gilded ceiling and massive chandelier we were given a handmade velvet and organza flower to wear, a stunning hand made bag full of crafting supplies and tools and books and goodies to that made me mouth Oh my God, an embarrassing amount of times.
From morning to nightfall I have heard and seen stories being shared, dreams activated! From women all over, from every walk of life encouraging one another to believe in themselves, and follow their dreams. To do what they love and trust their talent to bring beauty to were they are.
More than just a gathering of women creating it is a place where women are celebrating their passion to create!
After dinner the tables were cleared and each of us were given supplies to create a dinner bag.
and a felt bag.
Have you ever been to a place where you were crowned beautiful and made to feel good about yourself?
Isn't that the gift we should give one another daily?
Tomorrow I am to speak during the luncheon, I am not nervous... I am in awe of the talent and inspiration set before me... I hope I can give back something for all the joy I have encountered.
Photographs and text used on Tongue in Cheek belong to me, Corey Amaro unless linked otherwise.