“But I still understand the impulse, the emotional need behind the ranking question. At times we’re desperate to know: what’s my status in this game? How good do I look? It’s just that no matter what answer we’re given, it is unlikely to satisfy or last longer than the next moment of doubt or failure on the horizon.”
Thanks to Karen for this nice comment on her experience.
“I have had a book bouncing around in my head for years, but every time that I sat down to “write a book”, the task was too daunting and I couldn’t figure out where to start. Melanie took the time to correspond with me in the week leading up to my retreat so that she could best individualize the lessons included in my retreat. She taught me the basics that my craft was missing, helped me find inspiration, and started me on my way. I returned home refreshed, rejuvenated, and with the start of a manuscript that makes me very proud. I recommend this experience to anyone who needs a little time away to get in touch with his or her muse.” –Karen Happel, Orange County, California
Wednesday, April 27th, marks two weeks since arriving at Djerassi Resident Artists Program for a one month stay. Here with ten other artists, all of us working hard, meeting up for amazing dinners every evening (thank you, Dan Tosh!). Total gift.
Check out this program and if you are a writer or visual artist, a dancer or composer, choreographer or filmmaker, put Djerassi on your life list. It does not get better than this.
“Home for Wayward Girls” makes Top 25 in Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open. Thanks to the Sisters Glimmer for sponsoring so many opportunities for writers.
Becoming Nicole, reviewed on Huffington Post.