Friday, September 24, 2010


I am not really sure what to say about my time attending Squam Art Workshops so I have excerpted some of the comments I left on a Yahoo message board

I went to Squam a terrified, very depressed, anxiety-ridden,sad, lonely person, desperate to save my life. I was already dead inside and detached from everyone and everything around me.

There is so much to say about my experience at Squam but I still do not have the words to describe how I feel. I can only say that I met so many wonderful people, people who embraced me with their arms and their hearts.

I left Squam having hope and the knowledge that I am not alone. I will hold these things in my heart to carry me through the bad days as I know many still lie ahead. I also know I have good days in my future as well, thanks to all of you.

A million thank yous and hugs to Elizabeth and Michelle for taking me in as a "sister", to Peg for being there the moment I registered and all the moments thereafter and to the wonderful women of ElDorado who listened, understood and accepted me as I am. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I would like each and every person who was involved in Fall Squam 2010 to know that they were all part of the collective goodness and love and light that made my time there the healing experience it was.

I'm sure I will have more to say but for now here are a few pictures.

sunrise over Squam Lake
the cabin I shared with some of the kindest and most understanding women I have ever met

evening approaches

As I return to my everyday life I hold my memories of Squam tightly.


  1. Look at your beautiful photos! You, my dear, were a huge part of the heart and soul of the magic Eldorado cabin. I am so profoundly grateful to have had the honor of spending my Squam days with you!

  2. I agree with Liz, I loved sharing the experience of Squam with you. I especially loved watching your creative process, your paintings were so beautiful.. big hugs,

  3. I am thankful not to be looking at that cupcake anymore:) It was a great gift for both of us.... I didn't realize how badly I needed it until after I was there for two days. Love you, buddy!!!!