Monday, September 15, 2008

The Beckoning of Lovely and getting back

My friend Stef who is in the middle of some amazing shifts, posted this video on her blog that made me cry happy tears this morning. This captured my experience of Squam for me. 100+ people, some who may have been friends before, others who bravely came alone. Old, young, experienced, newbies all came together and gave themselves the gift of making art and taking time out. from emails, commutes, kids, high heels, deadlines... and made space for what was inside and created from a community of artists. Thank you all.
There is so much more I could say and gush, but I have 100's of emails and a studio beckoning me like a long lost lover with new tricks learned at Squam!
Loving you all wide + strong,
mati rose


Sarah said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! What a lovely video! And inspiring too. Thank you so much for sharing it!

christine said...

I am in tears now too.
So good.
So, so good!

I already loved Amy Krouse Rosenthal's book and now I have an unabashed girlcrush on her.

Thank you for sharing this
& for sharing YOU at Squam.


jenifer74 said...

oh welcome back lady. i've missed you & feel like you've been gone forever ;) xxx.

The Whole Self said...

you really rock
so glad we got to meet

i'm giving that print
i bought
to a dear friend
who needs it more than me.

it makes me happy
thinking of it
hanging in his room.

thanks for spreading your love

nina beana

Geek+Nerd said...

thank you thank you thank you for posting that. it made me cry - but in a nice way!

kristen said...

this made me cry happy tears, wow.
and you're right, this is a perfect video of how it felt to be in NH.

so very glad we got to meet. xo

Anonymous said...

this made me cry too...this energy is so powerful. It was great to meet you this week. Thanks for helping me feel comfortable and for the inspiration! Your talk was great and super appreciated.

amy said...

thank you for sharing that video. i watched it before i headed to yoga this morning and pondered on its loveliness during class. take care.

Liz said...

beautiful video... I feel like I have been crying happy tears for days and days, and wow that feels good...

Swirly said...

So wonderful to see you at Squam...missing you already!

Gypsy Alex said...

Miss you, girl! Want to know all about Squam! :)

brittany said...


I'm so happy I got to meet you and get to know you a bit.

Thanks for sharing your story--you inspire me to be a better, truer me.


Boho Girl said...

tears spilling...mmmmm!
thank you for sharing.

miss you and your gentle presence already.


kelly rae said...

make the most of your time here...
tears falling.
thank you for rocking it at squam with me, dear one.

Susan Tuttle said...

You summed up the Squam experience oh so well. It was a pleasure to meet you.


sarah ahearn bellemare said...

oh thank you so much for that wonderfully inspiring video... it's the first i head of the project. beautiful.
it was so nice meeting you up in NH... what a blur it all was. hope you are happy to be back home and settling into work after your magical time at squam... looking forward to seeing you there next year perhaps!
all the best to you and thanks again for the beckoning... xo, *sarah

Colorsonmymind said...

woah that is powerful; stuff-sums up squam for me too darling beautoful Mati.

love you

Steph said...

Oh the goose bumps ...the tears of warmth and happiness! Thank you for sharing that video.

I wore the bird necklace I bought from you at the Squam vendor's night for the first time Wednesday; I absolutely love it. Thank you!

melissa said...

finally catching up on blog posts and this had me in tears. totally blown away by this video.

It was so great to see you at Squam!

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

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