B: Marge, Melanie, Tonya, Karen, Cheryl, Carol, Trish, Lynette
F: Pat A, Barb, Pat M, me, Kevin, a.k.a "Poopy" of Poopy's Bar & Restaurant, Bev
I've been at a retreat the last few days, and what a wonderful time I had! I did not realize how much I needed it until I was in the midst of laughing, creating, conversing and laughing. It was so wonderful to meet and create with the lovely women in person that I've been communicating with in our Stampscapes Yahoo Groups.
Marge and I arrived Wednesday mid morning and received a warm welcome from the artists who had already been in motion for a few hours. We quickly joined in, setting up our space and picked out images to start with. We were all talking, sharing and developing at the same time - it was awesome! One commitment we all made to each other was to just say "thank you" when someone compliments our art work. Many times when someone compliments our art work, we point out all the "wrongs" and cover ups we did.
The selection of images was great! In addition to what Karen (our planner) brought, several of the other retreaters brought images. There was a lot of ooohing and ahhhhing going on. When ever there was an ooooh in the room, the rest of ran over to see. The new technique I'm hooked on - encaustic painting. Barb shared her talent with us and allowed us to give it a try. My first two pieces are included below (the whales).
It was a wonderful time of creativity, sharing, and encouragement. I'm already looking forward to our next one! Below are a few things I finished. I'll post more over the next few weeks.
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Take care and STAY POSITIVE!