Twelve of us gathered in ARCAC's beautiful new room
to a classroom filled to the brim with inspiration.
Inspiration on clotheslines
inspiration in piles on tables.
It had taken Sandra many hours to arrange the room
and all her materials.
She is a generous and caring teacher.
So many wise words
were dotted about the room
to inspire us in our personal journeys with words
Diane and Chris mixing paint for all of us.
Anything can make the word
Linda, Karen, Diane, Celeste, Ilga, Sandra
and Val with her back to us
sharing pages from her notebook.
Val, Karen and Kathryn her handmade notebook.
I think we all have magical memories of our three days with Sandra.
As I said
Sandra is a warm and inspirational teacher.
Just two things Sandra reminded me of...
the importance of
ritual in our creative lives
the equally important daily recording
of our very personal reaction to the words
and experiences of our daily lives.
Wish it had been much longer.
Though we are complete novices at this
Diane and I hope to continue bringing inspirational
teachers to our region.
In fact the next one is
Dorothy Caldwell in September.