We had a wonderful group of 34 super talented and sweet ladies creating an art journal from scratch.
Birgit and I both love color but we both have a different style and we set the mood by putting a lot of colorful stuff out.
we started with some color theory and color exercises and some ink drawings and stamping.
so many happy faces – it was such a great group.
Look at all those colors!
Aren’t those gorgeous? The second day we did a lot of gelli printing techniques
Now if you do not call this a yummie color crush!
And we even had a short session for making your own foam stamps outside- the weather was great…who says it is always raining in the U.K?
And a lot of the new Art Foamies were used as well
And of course there was a ton of opportunity to buy some stuff …always love seeing the ArtFoamies, most were gone after 3 days.
It was wonderful to see Tali, Tsila, Iris and Hedi from Israel again -it is so many years ago that I met them when teaching in Tel Aviv. Thanks for coming all the way to the UK to join us.
The third day we started the day off binding the book and adding the covers. I don’t think Hazel and Shirley were really as scared as they look like in the photo when Birgit explained how to add the covers- LOL
After having the book all together we got a treat.
The food for the event was plenty some and so good and on top of that Sue, B, Leroy, Debbie and Pam made all of us feel really pampered during the whole retreat.
And then it was all about finishing up some pages and showing how we layer on top of our backgrounds
And…seeing a lot of the ladies with my book “Artful Adventures in Mixed Media” made me super duper extra happy. I know I am a dork but it really does!
Since I came home this week I feel so energized and inspired- it was such a wonderful retreat. Thank you so much to all of the wonderful students who joined us, for Sue for inviting us and to her and her staff for taking great care of us and to my wonderful friend, partner in crime and very tall co-teacher Birgit! It was amazing.
If you weren’t able to join but would like to take a workshop with me check out my In-Person Classes. I will be teaching at the Queens Ink in Maryland and at Runaway Art and Craft Studio on November 4-5 and December 2 -3 in Oregon. And if you are interested in taking a workshop with me and Birgit – we are coming back to Syracuse July 20-22, 2018 for a three day fun retreat – so safe the date.