Last week Hurricane Irma strengthened and geared up to slam Florida and the lower east coast. To avoid another major catastrophic hurricane, Georgia and South Carolina issued a state of emergency to adequately prepare. SCAD postponed classes so my friends and I took the time to make an adventure out of it. We went to a small town called Collettesville, NC and stayed in a super cute little cabin for a week. There was no service, and barely any wifi. I loved the seclusion and close contact with nature to clear my head before starting my collection.
My brain had been stuck in a creative rut for months and finally I was slammed with rapid inspiration. Yes I saw lots of green, but I also saw the rocks sparkling purple next to the waterfall. I saw bright whites glowing in the yard stuff, the water, and the clouds. I stood in a cloud nearly 6,000 feet above sea level and shed a tear because I couldn't believe what I saw. It was breathtaking. I laughed with a few of my best friends for a week straight, fell on a couple rocks, and didn't scroll through fashion week shows for the first time in five years. How are we supposed to move forward in life if we don't give ourselves time to exist and enjoy the things around us? Cheers to a great week of adventuring in the middle of nowhere, NC and praying for the recovery of those in Irma's path.