Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Treasures from the Art Retreat

Our artist retreat was April 2-4.  It was an amazing weekend.  Each day Susan, Cathy and Jo had special surprises in store for each of us.   

At each table on the first day we received a colorful tote bag with SOAR on it.  We each received a little gift bag with a few treasures.  I am sorry to say I have already stashed them all away. 

The yellow bird house below was the invitation for the retreat.  
It was filled with information on each days project, supplies needed, 
what was provided and templates we would need. 

There was a huge nest on the snack table that first day 
and these sweet little birdhouses were scattered around the table.  
They have the cutest little sign "be Back after S.OA.R"

Our second day we each were presented these beautiful books.  
Susan went above and beyond... 
I am not sure how many she made, I know it had to be at least ten.  

 Inside she cut a niche, if you haven't guessed by now the theme of our retreat was birds.

In my niche is this beautiful bird... each bird was a bit different.  

The second day the big nest held these beautiful speckled eggs... 

The eggs were filled with these precious bird buttons!

When we arrived on the final day each place setting had center piece on a doily,
 it was an inverted cone decorated covered in textured paper and a bird.  
There were a few flowers and a small paper birdhouse in it. 

We  also received these sweet birds made by Jo and Cathy...
the backing is felted wool.

What a wonderful weekend.  One of the attendees came from as far away as London.  The rest of the participants were local artists.  It was a special time with some of the greatest friends an artist can have. 

From the bottom of my heart I would like to
 Susan, Cathy and Jo 
for making this such a special event for all who attended.  
You all went above and beyond our expectations!  

1 comment:

Stampin' D'Amour said...

Hi Lyneen-

Thanks for checking out the B/A pix on my Blog of my new booth. It has been a ton of fun setting it up! I just want to hang out in it all day!

Do you still have a space at at Antique Mall too?