Tuesday, August 2, 2011

stretching artistically

i love the fall.  i love everything about it.  the cool breezy days, the sun shining, darker nights that come earlier, thick warm socks, a great sweater, jeans, cacaphony of colour, the start of a new school year for the kiddos, the hibernation that ensues.

this year, i have the added anticipation of the following activities:

Faces! 101, Carla Sonheim

carla is such a fun and fabulous artist.  so damn spontaneous in her creativity.  love that.  how she creates the cutest creatures and faces from just a blob of paint.  she makes it look so easy.


here is a map of the site.  i'll be in the sommers cottage.  beauty abounds.  this four day retreat could not have come at a better time in my life.  i'm looking forward to some time alone (meaning away from my husband and kids).  some time away to ground myself.  to get invigorated by some time spent away from the usual grind of life, and fully immersing myself in pure creative intoxication.  being around like minded creatives, meeting new friends, discovering new surroundings, and making connections with myself and with others that i didn't think possible.  all so very exciting.

i'm signed up for the following:

Painted Icon, Misty Mawn - Thurs

Pages and Paint, Sarah Ahearn - Fri

Hand Lettering, Penelope Dulligan - Sat

and last but not least, here' the latest i've just signed up to:

Layered Impressions: a poetic approch to mixed media painting, Katie Kendrick

how exciting is it.  and it doesn't end here.  i've got one more post about ARTFEST 2012.  yup folks.  this is my year of all things art.  my next post will be about ARTFEST.  are you going? what classes will you sign up for?  all i can say is woot woot!!

travelling.  meeting new artists.  stretching artistically.  finally meeting online friends IRL.  and meeting my all time favorite mixed media artist, misty mawn.  how cool is my life right now?  so so cool.

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