I need to go on an artist retreat. I am feeling the need to dive deep into creative expression. I want to spend time with the creative side of my brain and let it flow instead of stopping it up and making it wait until I finish this and that. I craft on and off during the day and night. I craft and create at various events and in waiting rooms. I am known to have a craft in my hand at a stop light as well as in a line at the store. But I need time. I need time to close my eyes and really think about color and flow, texture and contrast, shadows and medium. I just don't take the time. I don't quiet myself for any length of time to be an artist. So... I need a retreat, a vacation from my problems, from myself. I need to get away from myself for awhile.