Wow! What a wonderful, colorful, inspirational three days! I'm both exhausted and energized. :o)
My third day at the retreat started with Mary Beth. I enjoyed the process of creating color. I'm so glad I had color theory the first day, because it helped me in all my classes. Mary Beth was interesting and fun to watch. She talked us through her process of creating and using various techniques. I got to see my DT Sister Maria McGuire - but only briefly, cause she was working her heart out. I had the opportunity to meet Carolyn Dube. In person, she is just like in her videos - full of energy, creativity and fun - just a sweetheart. I picked up "a couple" of stencils - I was excited to get all of Maria's new ones - to be released soon!
My day ended with Joanne Sharpe. Just as I have experienced with Joanne before, the workshop was full of encouragement and her sharing cool techniques. Joanne coached us to draw free-flowing designs and also to imagine ourselves being in second grade. :o) It was full of vibrant colors, tips and techniques on how to have fun with color and try not be so structured. Joanne always has the best goodie bags - filled with colors and cool pens! I was happy to be in class with my two stamping and ATC sisters Marge and Shelly. I do have some homework to finish from class. Just could not get all that coloring in.
One thing I have found helps me when I get a lot of new information is to take some time to reflect on what I learned. I look at all my pieces and just think about the process. Sometimes I recopy my notes. For me the action of writing things down helps me to remember.
Whew!! I'm going to take a nap now.....
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!