New Jersey is a very small state....you can probably navigate the whole thing...top to bottom, or side to side in a day...so...when you are going to visit a good friend...what's 2 hours of driving...NOTHING !!!
so,..I live in Ocean County (see map...down at the bottom) .....Linda (c) lives in Hunterdon County and Colleen (r) is way up (& left) in Warren County
and today, we artsy girlfriends got together....NOT to make anything....surprise of surprises....but to schmooze, have lunch (Japanese, of course) , see Colleens house/studio and to gab.
IT WAS INCREDIBLE !!!
Colleen used to have a shop down at the shore (by me !!) called
THE ARTSY SOUL
Now, she's moved it into a part of her home where she'll be teaching again very soon. Who wouldn't want to work in this space??!!
These clay dolls are Colleens specialty. She makes the most beautiful fairies.
The rest of her home is equally wonderful...
and so are her hairless cats (she has 3) !!!
Linda, (an artist & archivist in her own right)...made each of us tiles using alcohol inks and seashells she collected while on vacation down at Long Beach Island, NJ
The Mermaid.....a little piece of 'the store by the shore' now resides in Colleens front yard.... YAY !!
next artsy visit.....MY house !!!