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My Oasis Story 

Huntington Beach

Hello friends,

I'm home.... and feeling somewhat back to 'normal'. My trip to California was completely awesome. Once again... I am changed... moved....and completey inspired.

I've been trying to write this post all week. It's so difficult to put into words...... So I thought I'd just tell you the story.... in a podcast....  or simply feel free to scroll through the photos for a peek into my journey.

Everything is a picture in California.... Here are some of my favs...

more Huntington Beach loveliness

my trip mate, Xanthe Berkeley in action..... 

Xanthe and Kiki on the beach.

The Ace - MAGIC

The Light was BEYOND

a little touch of Myriam's magic

Myriam - Our Magic Maker

and finally... my fav photo... Xanthe holding my new mug from Antropologie....


I just want to say, thank you Tracey Clark for inviting me into your world. So much has happened since then..... I will be, forever grateful..... Wishes really do COME TRUE.

So, my friends, what's next for me? Oh my gosh.... BIG stuff..... and I can't wait to share more with you. So much more!! I will tell you ... I'm super excited to be heading to Myriam's at the end of the month....(back to California) for a creative play week of awesomeness.... So pumped!

This week I'm starting Xanthe's Time Capsule course (again)... I totally dropped the ball on her class and with making videos.... I really, really want to get back up and moving with that.... So, I signed up for another round... I know many of you have taken it... But if not, check it out... Perhaps we could be classmates?

Okie doke... now that I'm home and kinda, sorta grounded I hope to get back into regular routine...including some new textures and tutorials..... along with some new eCourse offerings.

Until tomorrow....


Oh one more... thought....

Click below to listen to my Oasis podcast.

Shutter Sisters Oasis - The Story

Reader Comments (16)

Great post as usual Kim, I have put up some of my images on my blog but writing is just not the easiest for me to do. Writing about Oasis was no different, not easy to explain the 4 days. I just decided to let my images speak as I am not good with words like you and many others are. You know you have to be true to yourself and be happy is my motto. How exciting that you are going back to Ca. to see the bunch, I know you will have fun even if it is partly work.
November 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Hurst
Enjoyed these pictures, Kim ...
and thanks for sharing your amazing story, so nice you had a wonderful time there !
November 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSylvia
It looks absolutely spectacular...and how awesome that you're heading back so soon!
November 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSherri B.
How much do I love these photos? I especially love the one of me shooting that beautiful portrait of Xanthe. And of course meeting you. xo
November 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkristen
Preciosas todas las imágenes, son excelentes todas tus fotografías! Saludos.
November 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSilvina , de Argentina
Love your Oasis features, Kim. They are all wonderful, but I particularly like the last one ... oh so true the Donald Miller quote it ... and your composition with the gull is perfect. ;->
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLissa @ lafcustomdesigns
Gorgeous pictures, Kim, thanks for sharing your amazing story !
So nice you had a wonderful time there !
Nice Sunday,
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSylvia
wonderful images. bright and clean and light and happy. so glad you had an amazing time.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlisa parks
I can't see the link to the podcast.

The pictures look amazing. I dream of going to Oasis someday. Thanks for sharing your pictures, Kim

November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJudy
Beautiful. All of it. Love you x.
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterXanthe
Oh my gosh.. So many fabulous photos. It looks like you had an amazing time. So happy for you!

November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinda R
Fantastic photos!! Love them all....there is nothing as good for the soul as being away from normal routine and with like-minded friends. I hope you are renewed! Thanks for sharing, Kim! xo
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly
Love the photos of you Oasis trip, I wanted to go to it but just had a baby and couldn't take the time away from here. I am going to be your classmate with Xanthe's video class. I am also part of your Beyond layers class. Busy girls we will be!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristine
Oh Kim .... sharing all of your wonderful memories with us makes me feel I was there with all of you. These are exceptional and nurturing images ... each and every one. Oh how I wish I could have been there to share such creative spirit.

Thank you for all you have done to change the lives of those you touch, really ... you are contagious, well you know what I mean. Your spirit, your nature, your love for your craft and of course your generosity ... really it just breeds more within each of us who are a part of your world. I totally understand how you are feeling ... it's being in the dream. How wonderful!!

I really hope that next year will be the one I am able to join the sisters on their next great adventure. I will work towards that as hard as I can.

Thank you for sharing your voice, your excitement, your gratitude. It really makes one hear the inspiration, the smile, your beaming face ... it's all good. I was smiling the whole time I was listening. What a great gift you gave us.

You are truly a special lady and I feel blessed to have been part of your dream in the past year because it most certainly has made my dream start becoming a reality helping me jump start my spirit. Beyond and Round Trip and Behind the Scenes has been such a trip ... a beautiful one.

Love you, thank you and sincerely hope to meet you next year. Congratulations on overcoming your fears ... (I totally knew you would achieve your goal) ... sigh ... you Rock honey. .

This style of texture is my favourite kind ... and the magic ones
Now to get on with using these new textures ... I have been so swamped with life lately ... my creativity has been so stifled because of it. I'm aching to get on with my images that are staring at me and more so the ones in my head yet to be created.

Love you ... HUGS!!!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoy
Kim, so wonderful to hear your experiences at Oasis. You talk so emotionally about it, I love to listen! Must have been a great experience for all of you...and the, love, love
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCorinna
Beautiful post and story...and I can hardly wait to see what you have up your sleeve!
November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterColleen G

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