Friday, July 8, 2011

Residency Queens

Greg Youmans, my frequent "collaborator" (wink, wink) and I are mere hours away from embarking upon the first of the two residencies that we're proud to be participating in this Summer.

Our first residency the Golden Snail, will take place off the grid on US Forestry land in southern Oregon. We'll be in residence there; reading, writing, plotting & planning (the next season of Falling In Love...), as well as swimming, hiking, gazing at wildlife, eating outdoors & roasting food on a stick over an open flame, for exactly one week! We even bought a solar shower just for the occasion. This is the rustic cabin we'll be sleeping in or around...

Ludlam House in Brookings, Oregon (site of the Golden Snail residency)

"The Golden Snail Artist's Residency intends to create a space and the time to slow down and become reconnected with ones life work, self, nature and others whom are pursuing the same.
The term work in the above statement is completely defined by the individual participants and can include traditional artist's and arts related work such as writing, drawing and painting or playing music but is also extended to research, reading, meditation, hiking, swimming in a river or jumping in the sea, wallowing in the sun, writing letters, pickling, plant identification, yoga, walking, star gazing, cooking and much more..." 

Our second residency is the RADAR writers' lab in Akumal, Mexico for 10 days in August. As you can imagine both Greg and I are totally stoked on that one, too! More on that later. Now, off to the woods...

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