More Fun from Boston Trip

by jenn on September 23, 2009

in Creativity,Friends,Travel

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What a treat it was to visit Leah in Boston this past weekend.  She’s such a sweetie!  Not only did I have a blast co-leading our Creative Play workshop with her, I really enjoyed just hanging out, meeting her great hubby and her cute kitties and getting the local’s tour of the city.

On Friday, we walked around Newbury Street.  I wanted to check out OAK which had lots of cute handmade goods.  We also stopped into the Fluevog store and Leah scored some super awesome turquoise shoes!  So cute!  I tried on a bunch of pairs, but alas, the boots I wanted didn’t quite work out for me.  I will continue coveting :).

We also went to the art store and I asked Leah to give me some expert advice on supplies.  I picked up a quill and some ink to play with — fun!

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One of my favorite parts of the trip was getting to see Leah’s art up close and personal.  If you think her paintings look beautiful on her website, you’d be blown away at how gorgeous the colors, layers and textures are in-person.  I spent so much time just poring over all her amazing art!  I knew I wanted to buy something, but it was really hard to choose.  I ended up getting the cool mixed media piece above called Blackbird Forest.  It feels so quiet and serene to me and I love that she used some Asian newsprint for the background.  It fits in nicely in my dining room.

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Leah surprised me with this darling “yoga Jenn” painting.  I absolutely love it!  And it’s perfect on the altar in my yoga/meditation room.

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After seeing several cuddling cat photos on Leah’s blog throughout the years, I enjoyed finally getting to meet the four meows.  Tabbers is certainly a character!  Even though I’m allergic to cats, I couldn’t resist petting him especially when he would just come and plop himself on my lap.

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Sadie snuggled up with me for a bit on the couch when Leah and I watched Glee.

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Here’s Emma hiding away in an empty moving box.  Shy Sasha remained elusive during the kitty photo shoot.

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And can you believe this gorgeous pond is within walking distance of Leah’s beautiful new house?! A hike through the woods on Sunday was the perfect end to a perfect trip.  Thanks Leah for being the hostess with the mostess!  I look forward to your visit out here when we bring Creative Play to the Bay Area — woohoo!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

aimee September 23, 2009 at 4:05 pm

oh i am in love with those shoes – and what a darling yoga jenn painting!

ni September 23, 2009 at 4:15 pm

Wow! great shoes!… and nice painting too… I love the cats!

Goddess Leonie September 23, 2009 at 5:08 pm

oh, i so adore these photos of your time away… i just adore you and leah so much, and so wish i lived closer to your side of the planet so i could have come to your beautiful workshop!

leah September 24, 2009 at 8:15 am

Aw shucks! Thanks sweet, Jenn!! It was such a pleasure having you visit!

And I’m still loving my shoes to pieces. 🙂

bella September 24, 2009 at 8:56 am

This trip/workshop looks like total fun ~ and if a future one happens near me, I am sooo coming!
It was great meeting you up at the Squam art fair. ~Bella

Jessie September 29, 2009 at 10:16 pm

Oh, I love this little peak into Leah’s world through your eyes! 🙂 And I totally wish I could have gone Fluevog shopping with you two. Then again, it’s probably a good thing that I didn’t! 😉

mindy October 1, 2009 at 2:49 am

leah’s shoes remind me of dorothy’s (only way cuter!), but just as magical i think. i completely agree that seeing her art up close is simply sublime. such a gifted soul… how lucky are we to know her? so glad she lured you this way. i’m glad i got to be a little part of your weekend. i’m still all smiles about it 🙂

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