Sunday, April 4th, 2010 at 10:00pm - Personal
Last week was a life changing week for me.
I attended the Rebirth Retreat in Clarksdale, MS; hosted and organized by my very good friends Will Jacks, Chris Williams, Sarah Hodzic, and Laura Beth Lott. We had an incredible collection of people come together to the Mississippi Delta to foster creativity, share in community, and challenge everyone to continually better ourselves.
I found the blend of structure versus free time to be perfect for my needs, finding it both challenging to accomplish certain exercises (more to come on this… ), and yet I still had time to really visit with dear friends and meet and appreciate new ones. Honestly, I wish it was a day or 2 longer.
There were exercises that helped us see that in our art, there´s always a piece of ourself, and that by stepping outside our comfort zones, we help and allow ourselves to grow. I´ve always felt this way, and it was cool to see this through a unique group sharing exercise that brought some very interesting insights.
Music also played a big part of the experience for me. One night we went out to Ground Zero, a blues club partially owned by Morgan Freeman and heard some incredible Mississippi blues (more coming.... ), and the next night we had a local singer songwriter play live where we staying (more to come on this as well… ). It was a magical time with so many artists exploring and sharing and has inspired me beyond measure.
I´ll be sharing images from the retreat over the next few days, but I wanted to start today with a recap of images from throughout the whole experience.
Here´s a few teasers of whats to come next….