Friends Sandi and Gayle arrived from Illinois on Tuesday and spent an extra two days here shopping in Idyllwild and meeting interesting artists in the local galleries. Mary, Debra and Rita joined us this afternoon after driving from the Phoenix, Arizona area.
We had fun tonight getting to know each other a little bit better during our dinner at Cafe Aroma. We then returned to my home and shared jokes and talked until we were too tired for more.
Tomorrow morning we'll begin the retreat with our first workshop: 10 Trippy Tricks 1. I'm looking forward to teaching fun wire-art jewelry techniques to these gals. They're a terrific group and good sports, too. I cannot even imagine how tired the Arizona gals must be from their long drive up here, but I'm sure glad they made it.
I'll keep you posted on developments.