Art-Is-You - Growing, Friendship, and Family.
I am a Jersey girl with many friends, none of which were like minded. I was debating on going to Art-is-You. I got on the message boards (lurking in the background of coarse), and noticed there was a fellow Jersey girl going also.
So after much encouragement and gentle nudging from Sallianne and Ellen, they managed to convince me, yes I could come on my own. I could do it! So I decided to go hunt down the Jersey girl and say hello Kecia Deveney. We agreed to meet up at AIY.
Still with butterflies in my stomach, I went alone. I was only in the hotel 5 minutes, ran into Kecia. We decided to dump our individual rooms and share. The rest there is history...we've been 2 peas in a pod ever since. How cool is that?! (Editor’s Note: Third Pea is Taryn Reece!)
My first class was with The very talented JoAnnA Pierotti...WOW. Who would have ever known that we would become soul sisters. (Editor’s note: I believe this was after workshops but before the bar…Annie Hesse, Kecia Deveney, Jane Blanco, Carol Mania, Di Russell Horn and JoAnnA!)
So from the beginning talking about not having like-minded people around me.......at AIY they are everywhere letting you be free to be you and surrounding you with love, sharing creativity, and laughter.
The bottom line is.......it's the place to BE!!!!!!!!!