I don't remember where I read that quote for sure (maybe the Elegance of the Hedgehog?) but it sure sums up this past weekend nicely.
As both Pam and my sister have fully described , we had the best time just playing around with no other obligations to block our creative impulses. It was great fun to step out of the normal pace of life and into a sherbert-colored paint dreamscape.
It was also a real treat to be able to see AND touch some incredibly creative journals.
It's best to start slow and pace yourself in a challenge like this. Probably by the time the next art retreat comes around I won't look quite so much like I am seriously in need of an appointment with an orthodontist. But if I do - I won't care. We laughed until we cried over our drawings.