Every once in a while, something happens to you that can only be described as magic. Yes, yes. It might seem strange to describe a crafty weekend in Boulder as 'magic', but it really, really was. What made the weekend so amazing was how I felt while there, and how I still feel. More than ever before, I felt connected to a community of truly brilliant people, to my friends, to my family, to myself.
- Katherine Skene | Canada | Caroyln & Me
What has emerged this past week is a remarkable thing. It is a beautiful young sapling that has emerged... and will continue to take root and grow as we return again and again to bask in the fierce shade that it will cast as we learn to bring our true selves to this magical experience called The Makerie.
- Jenny Doh | California | Crescendoh
Winning the Makerie scholarship was not just a weekend in Boulder, eating delicious food, learning new skills, relaxing under the stars; it was an opportunity to share my heart and heal the friction inside me. I am so grateful and blessed I was able to be part of such a magical experience.
- Sara Guiffre | Colorado
Words and even the 100+ photos that I uploaded cannot express this past weekend at the Makerie in Boulder, Colorado. It was beyond wonderful. I thought it would be fun to take some cool classes in another city, but I had no idea how emotionally charged, inspiring, relaxing, energizing, exhausting and full of wonder the weekend would be. OMG.
- Karyn Valino | Canada | the Workroom
The Makerie Retreat was Bomb.com! We had loads of fun this past weekend! We took amazing classes, ran the first ever Fancy Tiger Crafts pop-up store (in one of the adorable cabins at Chautauqua!) and got to meet lots of inspiring and crafty folks. Chautauqua was a beautiful and relaxing setting and we squeezed in lots of hikes and outdoor time over the lovely weekend.
- Amber & Jaime | Fancy Tiger Crafts | Colorado
You know how it goes when it comes to retreats… It is so hard to justify the expenses, leave the kids, husband, push work deadlines, etc, just to go to Art Camp. At middle age…. God forbid! Not to mention having to show up alone, just as you are, with a suitcase full of art supplies, camera gear and old dreams. Not one bit easy, I know. Who has the luxury, right? But let me tell you… It is so worth it. The inspiration, creativity, sense of community, camaraderie… All the new friendships. So so worth it... So much beauty in one place and event, my heart can barely take it! :)
- Alessandra | Alessandra Cave | California