Monday, October 17, 2011

The Wonder of "Art Is...You"

It's been a week since I returned home from the fabulous art retreat "Art Is...You," in Danbury, CT and I'm still filled to the brim with gladness. It was an incredible experience filled with joy, laughter, friends and art in abundance. I had the pleasure of meeting online friends in person (for the very first time) and making wonderful new friends, too. What a glorious weekend!

I spent a fabulous day with four lovely and talented ladies in my class "Mixed Media Farmer's Market." We had such fun creating together....I wish I could do it all over again. Thank you Colleen, Dawn, Erin and Michele!

My very dear friend (and roomie) Pam Carriker and I spent lots of time together and we had the pleasure of meeting other contributors to her wonderful book, "Art at the Speed of Life."

Seth Apter and Jodi was so great to finally meet you! Seth phrased it quite well when he posted about "Art Is...You" on his blog. If you haven't yet done so, "get thee to an art retreat!" Good advice. You will be inspired and invigorated beyond belief!

Pam brought her amazing new product from Derivan MATISSE, "Pam Carriker Mixed Media Adhesive," soon to be available online. This is the BEST product available for anyone who wants a truly matte adhesive/sealant for journal pages and other mixed media artwork. GREAT stuff!

The very talented Joanne Sharpe...what fun spending so much time together!

Kecia Deveney was a joy to meet. Great artist, great gal, great fun!

And the heart and soul of "Art Is...You"...Sallianne McClelland and Ellen Legare. Ladies, I am eternally grateful for all of your hard work, support and encouragement and for inviting me into the "Art Is...You" family.

I was SO happy....and I'm still basking in the "Art Is...You" afterglow!


glimmering prize said...

So great to finally meet you, Nancy! So glad you shared your photos. I was remiss on the picture taking!

SueAnn said...

Looks like you had a fun and blessed time!! Some neat art shown here!!