Conversion

Journal
September 16, 2007 Without prayer the energy for the rest of life runs down Joan Chittister

The deck outside my classroom.

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My classroom while creating under the guidance of Nina

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I could not decide what to write next so I went to research the quote above and I found another quote about conversion which can be defined as a. The act of converting.
b. The state of being converted.    AHAA   That explains  my five days at SAW I was converted.  "Conversion, in other words , is a willingness to let go, to be led beyond where we are, to where we can be. Conversion is an invitation not to cling past works, to past circumstances. Those are the idols of our lives; those are the places where we have paused along the way. Conversion opens us to new questions. Joan Chittister
 But first I must give credit to the three people who brought me to SAW.
Yes it was Elizabeth's dogs who should receive the credit for  my conversion. I fell in love with these critters on Blue Poppy and checked daily for a dog story. While checking for dog stories I found out about Squam Art Workshop and enrolled as soon as we where allowed. Once upon arriving at camp I found people instead of dogs.
Three_dogs_cute   Picture by ElizabethB:W SAW Girls

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4 Responses to Conversion

  1. Elizabeth says:

    oh Susan!!!! I am SO glad the brombie mob brought you to us and I promise next year they will make a guest appearance at SAW– promise!! Meantime, I sure owe you some new photos of them so I will try and get some up this week— I LOVED meeting you– you have the greatest sparkle energy!!!
    Bisous, E

  2. Mary Lawrence says:

    GEORGE!!!! Hello! It was awesome meeting you and spending class time with you last week…I’m still living in the afterglow of that fabulous week at SAW! Wasn’t Nina’s class amazing? (you will always and forever be “George” now). I can’t get my mind on my job; all I want to think about is art, my new art friends and that lovely natural woodland camp on the lake. And now I’ve discovered all these wonderful new blogs to enjoy! By the way, I love the mural in your son’s room and I’m guessing you painted it? You are awesome!

  3. kim says:

    what a special workshop was, wasnt it! no only did we have one of the BEST teachers but the surroundings were so surreal and i keep playing back all the wonderful scenes from the retreat~
    xo~kim

  4. kim says:

    what a special workshop was, wasnt it! no only did we have one of the BEST teachers but the surroundings were so surreal and i keep playing back all the wonderful scenes from the retreat~
    xo~kim

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