I’ve been away for a while; for longer than usual. “Technical difficulties,” i.e., WordPress updating its software is one cause, but my own ineptitude and inattention must own up to the hiatus. I apologize, thank you for your forbearance, and welcome—both of us—back to my blog.
On April 7, 2016, I participated in “Vino & Vision,” a stimulating/relaxing event during which we learned from Jean Nitchals about our own innate creativity while exploring with Matt Carson the stories behind and results of passionate wine makers.
Jean has a masters of science degree from Buffalo State College in Buffalo, NY, in creative problem solving through their internationally recognized program. During the four years I’ve known Jean, she’s buoyant and always full of possibilities. She’s all about guiding people to realize their potential and connect with others for outrageously beneficial outcomes. Now she’s a total powerhouse. She has the science to back up her own innate desire to move people from being stuck to burgeoning with productivity, achievement, and success as it’s defined by them.
Matt is a certified sommelier whose passion for wine is rooted in his love of sharing stories about the grape, vineyard, vintner, and much more. His favorite moment when enjoying wine is when the cork is free of the bottle; opening the bottle. Why? Because that moment “is full of promise.”
It was that kind of evening: Jean and Matt shared their passions with us, and we admitted ours to ourselves in sketchbooks Jean provided, along with a box of 12 sharpened color pencils!
Here is my summary – in my sketchbook – from the nine pages of notes I took. The top part that’s written in orange colored pencil reads: “Jean gave us these sketchbooks. I’m going to use it. Jean’s favorite color is orange. Thank you, Jean! Here I go. April 8, 2016.” The “collage” below the page from my sketchbook was made by me on New Year’s day this year.