what matters is that we SHOW UP

“There is justice. There is injustice. There is no neutrality. No sideline. No Bleachers. No exits. We are all in the human rights struggle to save humanity from human tyranny. Black people, especially, are struggling for the right to live, the right to breathe.” Ibran X. Kendi Squam Art Workshops is committed unequivocally to the active dismantling of white supremacy. The singular focus of our gatherings is to promote community, understanding, and connection. Our explicit intention is that through creativity and immersion in the arts … View Post

the path forward

Hello friends, Although we said we’d be in touch at the end of April, the landscape continues to change so quickly that we have had to adjust accordingly. We are committed to doing all we can to lessen the impact — physically, financially, emotionally– of COVID-19 and the damage it is causing in its path as well as the destruction it will leave in its wake which means the sooner you have information from us, the better. This morning, with profound disappointment, we let all … View Post

Sunday BOOK brunch

“Completely overwhelmed by this writing. So tender and raw and savagely honest. I haven’t let go of this book since I got it two days ago. I will remember and re-read this again and again. Oh, the writing. I am sad I reached the last page moments ago.” —Margi Smith, review of Stories for my Sister Greetings from quarantine* As each of us navigates this pandemic and all the attending issues it is causing, Mindy and I have wanted to offer support and comfort to you, … View Post

what we are doing :: what you need to know

photo credit: Helen Stewart Hello Beloved Squam Community, Sending deep breaths and a wave hello from Mindy and Elizabeth. We wanted to reach out to you personally to let you know what we are doing with regard to our 2020 retreats. The health and safety of everyone involved with Squam events is our absolute highest priority. WHAT WE ARE DOING:   We are actively following developments related to COVID-19 and are adhering to all safety advice and precautions as recommended by the U.S. Centers for … View Post

Stitched Together 2020 :: full circle

Once upon a time, I was a stay at home mom of two young children just beginning to explore the idea of creativity, not simply as something I did, but as an essential part of who I was. It changed my world when I found a community online that was exploring and celebrating art-making as a way of life. I finally felt part of something I never knew could exist and found a way of belonging to my own life in a way I could … View Post