Monday, August 22, 2011


36 hrs and counting ... to CREATE Retreat! While Sue and I are taking the same class, we aren't taking it the same day! But I'm doing a surface design class that will net me 2 yards of "designed by me" fabric! I CANNOT WAIT!

Sue's making an apron and not just any apron of course! We'll post photos don't worry! I'm really looking forward to taking two classes with Jane Lafazio. Her watercolor journals are gorgeous and I hope to "develop" my drawing talent.

Something Sue and I talk about incessantly is how inspired we get at events like CREATE. How much we want to run home and design, make art and play. These types of events truly keep up our momentum and stimulate our ideas. The opportunity to learn new techniques inspires our confidence and leads us down new design pathways.

I know this retreat will be such fun and end up in so much more art!

We'll see.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Retreat - Create!!

We're so excited to be going to the CREATE Retreat in Lisle, IL! We cannot wait! Okay three days off our real jobs is key. The classes we have signed up for should be great fun. I have two classes with Jane LaFazio that will be great fun.

I get to learn how to use paperclay with Sue Pelletier. And make fabric with Jeannie Palmer Moore! Hee Hee! CANNOT WAIT!!!