Anyone taking my workshops may have taken part in 'morning sharing'. I gather the students for a bit of time together. One of the things I like to have everyone do is give themselves 'permission' to do something they may have been wanting to do, but were having a hard time. (I have to give credit to Kara Jones -Mother Henna's book - 1,000 Permissions Granted for the idea)
The group in Asilomar gathered from all points -- with students from England, Scotland, Illinois, Washington and California -- and most wanted to make sure they got down to the beach to get their feet in the water. Seeing that we were to spend Memorial Day together it seemed quite fitting that we planned to have a bit of our own picnic on the beach. Needless to say we had a blast and of course we needed pictures. As we got in close for a group shot we handed five cameras to a poor young gentleman who just happened to be standing there. Then many of us got our foot in the 'beach toes' picture, too! It was just a bit more proof as to why Asilomar is such a fun place to take an Empty Spools workshop.
In looking back it was pretty smart to have the teacher be part of the adventure - this way insuring no one was late back to class.