Back from Camp Winnarainbow


watercolor and Uni-ball Vision elite pen in 5 X 8″ Strathmore Watercolor sketchbook

Q:  What did the earth say after the earthquake?  

A:  Sorry, my fault!

Q:  How do you keep a bagel from getting away?

A:  Put lox on it.

Yes, this third grade humor helped to set the tone for the last week of adult camp with Wavy Gravy, where it’s never too late to be a kid again. But there was the Hip Hop dancing and the singing and walking the labyrinth and trapeze and stilts (I watched) and painting and Zen clowning and well, I guess you had to be there.  Each morning Wavy on the rainbow stage got us chuckling and I had moments to do a bit of sketching.  So here they are – of Wavy – and the backs of other campers as they sat and listened.

campwinn2Wavy read Neruda’s poetry each morning, along with birthdays of famous people and exerpts from his book Something Good for a Change:  Random Notes on Peace Through Living.


Some campers showed up in costume each morning.


Another camper listens quietly. . .


. . .while another videotapes.

One camper shared her vow:  “Variety is the spice of life.  And when I die I want to be well seasoned.”  Each day at camp provided ample spicy fare!



  1. Reblogged this on Saltworkstudio and commented:
    A wonderful post from Susan Cornelis. I was lucky enough to share a week with her, Wavy Gravy, Laura Foster Corben, and many others. Metaphoracards were as wild and wonderful as ever; strange how random images glued to little cards can catch the little idio-synchronicities of our lives! Bravo, Susan!


  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE your wonderfully loose watercolor sketches, Suzanne! What an inspiration you are! Now if I could only find one of those Uniball Vision Elite pens. Can you tell us who sells them? Hope to see you Thursday night at SOFA’s art walk….


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