And then there were my fellow retreaters. Everyone was so nice and supportive. These way cool gals were soooo funny and talented and nice. Thank you for hanging out with a Fufffff.
This photo makes me miss it already. Just look at all of those paint supplies, the diet coke and water within arms reach...a day to spread out and do nothing but create. big sigh.........
The fabulous Judy Wise taught this all day Encaustic Collage class. My collage piece featured one of my greatgreat grandfathers holding a bunch of whimsical balloons. The guy looked to me like he really needed to loosen up and have some fun.
That evening the unbelievable Laurie Mika taught her polymer clay Ancient Amulets class. Mine are on the left. More total fun.
And last, but certainly not least, I had the pleasure of learning a trick or two from the brilliant Michael deMeng in his Morpheus Box: A Transformation Chamber workshop. What an amazing class. I'm buying the book for sure. The box on the right is mine..not completely finished, but well underway.
So I'm thinking of becoming a professional art retreater. This time reminded me of how much I enjoyed my college art classes and creating just to create. Lots of sleepy brain cells were reawakened with new ideas and possibilities. Thanks go to all of my friendly classmates, instructors and especially Kim Rae Nugent for putting together such an inspiring retreat. To quote Arnold, "I'll be back." (for sure!)