A couple of weeks ago we wrote about Wicki Van De Veer, after she attended our Wednesday night gathering. She had this to say about that evening... “Dear Janice,
Last night was soul food. It was such a treat to be together and to reconnect with you and Robert. I am feeling sad that I need to leave tomorrow afternoon. Two weeks is a treasure but next time I do plan on staying a month.” While residing at Dorland, Wicki created several wonderful pieces of art, of Dorland’s views, in encaustic (cold wax) on masonite, that are shown within this post.
Also during her stay, she was prompted to write a poem and beautiful testimonial about her history with Dorland that said this: “My fifth stay at Dorland has shown me again, the magic of this place.
The first time I came to paint was 2001. It was immediately following 9/11. The peace and healing power of the land was a balm. The protection and support of the residents as they worked was proof of goodness in this world. The following five visits have continued to nurture my creative life.
Days at Dorland are such a feast. To awaken with the sun and mist, to have materials at hand to do my work and, best of all to have entire, uninterrupted days stretching out....long and fat and full of promise... Is the gift of this special place.
Robert and Janice are the guardians and spirit keepers.
I am forever grateful for and in love with all that is Dorland.” Thank you Wicki for spending time with us at Dorland again and for all of your support throughout the years. We appreciate you and are honored that you have chosen us for residency. We look forward to your return visit!
Enjoy your Friday Friends and have a safe start to your Memorial Day weekend festivities!
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