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Come on an ADVENTURE with me!

January 25, 2019
Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.
–  Yogi Bhajan

Close your eyes. Imagine. Can you go places in your mind that inspire you? Can you envision places and lives and things that are outside of your current environment and experience?

Live out your imagination, not your history.
-Steven Covey
Mt. Cook by B. Muirhead

Do you love to travel?
Have you worked to make it possible?

I’ve had the travel bug my whole life. I’ve always wanted to see the whole world and meet all it’s wonderful people. Do you love learning about geography, about culture, about things that are new? All of these things are rich nourishment for our art, for our writing, for the way we choose to live our lives.

It’s not always possible to GO places. Sometimes these journeys take place in our minds through books, broadcasts, broadcasts, podcasts, blogs and magazines. I’ve loved National Geographic and Smithsonian magazines since I could read (thank you mom and dad!) I’m so grateful for a world that is so easily virtually accessible to so many of us.

Artists are supposed to be the ones with imagination. A good part of our job description is to get regular people to use theirs.
-Robert Genn
Dunedin Railway Station by Antilived

Come on an ADVENTURE with me!

I’m headed to New Zealand for the entire month of February and lecturing and teaching in Christchurch, Blenheim, Nelson, Greymouth, Queenstown, Dunedin, Wellington, Palmerston North, Rotorua, Whangarei, and Aukland. I’ll be traveling the country almost from tip to tip and creating delightful adventures along the way.

I’d love for you to join me virtually here.  Lets meet people and soak in one of the most lovely and varied landscapes on earth. I’ll share as much as I possibly can so that you can fill your tank full of inspiration too.

To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote: To travel is to live.
– Hans Christian Andersen
Milford Sound Waterfalls by Lawrence Murray
Let’s as much as we can. I’ll be bringing along handwork projects for the hours I’ll be spending on trains, planes and busses. What projects will you be working on during the Northern Hemisphere’s long months of late winter?

Part of the reason I became a traveling textile teacher was so that I could see the world. It only took 20 years of working at it, but it’s happening. I’m more grateful than you can imagine. Bookmark and check in as often as you can. Let’s adventure together!

Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers, that the mind can never break off from the journey.
– Pat Conroy in -The Prince of Tides
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  • Reply
    Jayne Holt
    January 26, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Kia Ora! Lived in Nelson 11 years and heard from my quilt group that you will be there. It is an amazing place and I wish you a fabulous trip. The people, culture and landscape are truly one of a kind. Travel to there is a trip of a lifetime. ‘Cheers’

  • Reply
    Martha Ginn
    January 25, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    I”m looking forward to seeing what you see! Your energy and enthusiasm are always inspiring. I am glad to read how National Geographic and Smithsonian magazines fed you in your childhood. I have begun giving gift subscriptions to my married grandchildren (NG) and their children (NG Kids and NG Little Kids), in the hope that having these classics available will give them a love of nature and our world–a recipe for good citizens!

  • Reply
    Lyn Madden
    January 25, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    We are very excited here in Whangarei and counting the days now Lyric til 24th Feb.

  • Reply
    January 25, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Wings in place! Ready to fly!

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