Timothy E. Bradley – October 2019

I had been struggling with change upon coming here, having experienced a recent loss that had the sting of permanence. But with change winking at me from the hills, brushing past me on my walks, and surfacing in so many conversations, I feel like I know how to do it better now.  By letting go, moving through, cycling, accepting, marveling, and sharing.

Meagan Lucas – September – October 2019

I arrived in Good Hart four weeks and two days after the release of my first novel, tired, a little beat up, and overflowing with impostor syndrome. 

I am not leaving the same person. 

I am physically restored. The beauty of this place – this apartment with its beautiful light and comfy bed, and the natural loveliness of Northern Michigan – the fresh air, and my evenings at the beach watching the waves crash and the sun fall into Lake Michigan.

Creatively, I just typed “the end” on the first draft of my second novel. It’s been more than a year and a half coming, writing is an awful lot like mining, groping around in the dark looking for something that will eventually shine, but I found a gem here in Good Hart and I’m astounded by the amount and quality of work I’ve done here. This residency has given me the time and the space to reconnect with my practice and my muse. To find the joy in the work and to fall in love with writing again.

Andrea Novak – August 2019

I have enjoyed every minute of peace this beautiful place has to offer. My time getting to know myself and my practice again is a gift I will treasure always. 

People can find a “home” many places in a lifetime… a house… people… experiences that touch your heart. I will always think of this place as just that.

Sizhu li – June 2019

Artists can’t do this intense and difficult work without cleaning their minds and isolating from that real “art world”. Here in this lovely house. I had time to enjoy birds, squirrels, trees, stars, beach, and stones…. Those natural creatures will be my lighthouse when I feel tired.

Elsabé Dixon – May 2019

This residency came at a time when I needed to clear my head and in two weeks I feel transformed. 

The lake a massive compelling body of water that lives and breathes and regulates the breathing of all who come to its shores to “feel” its power. For me, it was the daily walks to the lake and the incredible ancient stones that mesmerized me. I could feel the spiritual undertow and the calm that this body of water must have assured to all who ever lived on its shores.