Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

June 25, 2012

AE | The Weekend Lens

Returned home yesterday afternoon after almost a week on the Oregon coast for the Your Story Retreat.

It’s a magical time for reflection, for sharing stories, for laughter, for walking on the beach, for embracing, for writing, for painting, for taking photos, for creating deep friendships and for finding yourself again.

Thanks Liz for inviting me to be a part of the adventure. Thanks Julie for taking the photo that so best captures my right now. Thanks to all the women who shared their stories and laughter and hearts.


  • 1.
    Ilona said…

    love love love those photos Ali! So good that you (all) had a great time together!!!

  • 2.
    Rina said…

    so beautiful and personal – thanks for sharing and continuing to inspire.

  • 3.
    Maureen said…

    Sounds like it was just what your soul needed. :)

  • 4.
    Marie said…

    It seems that this WE was wonderful! I wish I could do this one day (really need this right now to be honest!). Thanks a lot for sharing your memories.

  • 5.
    kelly libby said…

    great pic of you laughing.

  • 6.
    Lisa W. said…

    Wonderful…just so magical:)

  • 7.
    Cat said…

    That section of map is from the area where I live! South East Saskatchewan, right near the Manitoba border.

    You’re blog is always very inspiring. I love your style :)

    Glad you had a good time in Oregon!

  • 8.
    denise sanner said…

    i love that you were able to be a part of this experience. i love the picture of you laughing. i love the note “open your <3 to being deeply loved" and hope that comes true. i love the way you keep making me want to visit the oregon coast. i love the sparkle of happiness…

  • 9.
    Carol E Brooker said…

    Great photos, love your work, thanks for all your creativity.

  • 10.
    Jenny said…

    Your right now is grin inspiring. Here’s to dreaming big and new adventures.

  • 11.
    mindy said…

    looks like pure magic!

  • 12.
    Kelly said…

    I just want to hug you!

  • 13.
    kelsey said…

    Love the last photo! GO, Ali, GO!

  • 14.
    dawn said…

    So very HAPPY for YOU!!! Love these photos/words, sounds magical and perfect for you right now. Thanks for sharing this with us and LOVE LOVE THE ART!!

    Enjoy being home again and with the kids!!

  • 15.
    Debie Grace said…

    I love reflection time in the beach. :)

  • 16.
    Paula said…

    So glad you had this wonderful time, God granted it to someone like you who can truly relish and cherish and share what’s most important in life :)

  • 17.
    Mallory said…

    Sounds like an amazing experience! Wish I could do something like that. :)

  • 18.
    Erin Reive said…

    Ha! That last picture of you is so very perfect. It was such a lovely treat to spend time with you this weekend. I just love the person that you are.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Right back at you – so excited for you to begin the next phase of your life :)

  • 19.
    kelly barton said…

    so happy to be there with you again this year! loved every minute.
    hope you settle back in gently with a tich of zest, for realz.

  • 20.
    Brooke said…

    You were very missed. I was feeling flat and uninspired this past week, thinking my new approach to life was fading and then I realized that I was just missing your posts. No pressure.
    = )

  • 21.
    annie said…

    so happy to have shared this experience with you again this year. and. thanks for the hugs.

  • 22.
    Ruth said…

    Haven’t checked your blog for a while. Just wanted to say that you look really nice with long hair, it really suits you. I love the abstract work as well.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Thanks Ruth!

  • 23.
    Sandra said…

    love the photos.

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