Monday, December 28, 2015

Getting Arty in the Hunter Valley

 Bev And Nats SFS retreat 2015
One beautiful relaxed venue
Amazingly creatively company
Food and Accommodation wonderfully inviting.
Special People that connect to your spirit
 Hostesses that go out of their way to entertain and caterer to your every need 
 the only downside
Never Ever Long Enough.
bring forth 2016

Friday, October 16, 2015

one DELIGHTful retreat 2015

 My yearly pilgrimage to Picton occurred recently..I accompanied my partner in crime and arty bestie Jo ,we ventured to the southern scrap venue on Thursday(one day earlier this year-woot) to relax and enjoy the company and creative inspiration from those folk that make the journey worth the effort. 
heres some photos to share 

 i was lucky enough to teach a class to some wonderfully talented creatives . 

 while there i made a few creative pieces ...

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Lake Keepit Arts and Crafts Retreat

A few photos from last months Retreat out Tamworth way.
always such a fun arty time .
Big thanks to Deb for inviting me to teach and all the lovely creatives who joined the class.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Retreat pieces

 For over 10 years I've been lucky enough to attend retreats and meet so many amazing artists,share their creative space,enjoy their stories and connect to special people.Now forever, in my experience, that have been strictly a female dominated domain. 
Until Mojo!
That's when I had the pleasure of meeting Jason.
 Yay,a scrapper,who is male :) and who came to Mojo, to get arty and have fun and ,
 well, I'm sure was enlightened along the way .....
I created this piece of scrappy goodness above, using a photo taken for this layout . 
Thanks Kylie for snapping this shot 
 this piece above is for Kim to add photos for a tribute album to a little angel in heaven
 this piece above is for scrapping clearlys wings challenge
 and will be given framed as a winning prize.
 These 2 Wedding pieces are for Gus and Fanny , cant wait to create a full size 12"x12" album
 Love this piece,created from a challenge lift from the Tamworth retreat ,Go deb, such a cool layout.

Camp Mojo 2015

Camp Mojo 2015
I am sitting here waiting for the uber talented Jo Kinder,
 to pick me up, for the road trip down south to Picton, to attend the yearly Delights Retreat.
And I realized,as I sit here,that I haven't even blogged about Camp Mojo
or the Tamworth Retreat I attended last month , whoops -bad blogger !!
So first things first ,lets check out some pix from Camp Mojo 
another crazy year of arty fun in the Hunter Valley....
but for me the special times came when I finally got to meet her :) 
online friends for years and years , 
and finally time to watch her create,listen to her speak,
 ,connect to her creative spirit, and spend time laughing,crying then laughing again,
oh and sharing my womanly energy(table sistas unite),
well lets just say ,my creative energy was at peace in her presence.
so for me , this year wasn't really about pumping out lots of arty stuff,
(although I did do a large heart canvas for this beautiful one above,a random piece in my art journal, a layout for Jason, a double for Kim, and Naomi's awesome class pieces)
it was about connecting to my fellow campers and getting a little wild...
(joining in on the punk themed flash mob #soundingdifficultiessuck)
Mojo each year features an option of a dress up night , and this years theme was 70's .
lots of cool campers , getting into the action.

my amazingly creative artisan table buddies
cant wait for next year .

Take Me Anywhere

" Lets find some place beautiful to get lost ."
Loving these Words or Whatever and Ruby Bisson Designed Protective hand of Fatima chippy.
Thanks for stopping by x