52 Fridays – Week 38 {Glamour}

When I first came across the idea of “Glamping” (Glam + Camping = Glamping), I couldn’t think of a better way to describe Squam Art Workshop.  It is definitely glamour camping.  I’ve never been so pampered on a campout. Who am I fooling?  It’s been years since I’ve even been on a campout!  So Squam is exactly my kind of camping – comfy beds with good linens, unlimited hot water in the indoor shower, great food, cozy cabins with fireplaces.  Everything a girl could want on a camping trip.  Here are some of my favorite images from the week:

My cabin and cabin mates:

The beautiful view from our dock:


The end result of Helene’s cupcakes class:

The Wish Tree:

Alena’s Awaken the Muse painting class (check out her online class here):

I loved the affirmations on one of my classmate’s brushes – how sweet are these?

And other random Squam goodness…

The beauty of Squam truly lies in the women, both those that attend and those who work tirelessly to put the whole thing together.  It is a community of creative women coming together to support and encourage one another.   It was truly magical – everything I expected it to be and difficult to put into words (at least for me).  For those looking for a little more information, my friend and cabinmate Michelle has written a beautiful summary of her time at Squam. You can check it out here.

As I was working to tie this week’s theme into my experience at Squam, I looked up the actual definition of the word Glamour.  One of the definitions listed took me by surprise.  It defined Glamour as “magic” or “enchantment”.  Based on that definition, there is nothing more glamourous than Squam.

Next up on the circle is Cassie Davidson. You can check out her interpretation of this week’s theme here.





September 21, 2012 - 6:50 am

michelle gd - oh, melinda, goosebumps.
you said so much here so beautifully. your photos are lovely and allowed me to sink back into our days on the lake. i am beyond thrilled to now call you friend.
glamour, magic, enchantment…indeed.

September 21, 2012 - 11:01 pm

Stephanie Showalter - Beautiful images Mel! I can’t wait to hear more about it!

September 22, 2012 - 9:09 am

julia Prohaska - I love this post and that I now have a way to stay in touch! (Hope that’s ok?!)
Your work is beautiful! Will be spending some time here! Such a pleasure meeting you in Alena’s class!

September 22, 2012 - 9:17 pm

Denean - ohmyword! Looks like my kind of camping! How fun!!

September 27, 2012 - 12:23 pm

Mary Schannen - Looks like a dream trip! Wish I could have come with you. Miss you friend!

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