Monday, May 17, 2010

Need nap now!

I spent 3 days...full, very full days, at the Inspired artist workshop in Concord NC. I mostly volunteered as I did not find out until after I had already spent my class taking money for my Penland trip....and we all know how that went...what a TRIP that was!. I still had a wonderful time and will definitely be a student next year. I will also volunteer as it is a great way to see all the talent that shows up at these retreats.
This is Pam Garrison(on the left). I have followed her blog for some time. She is so creative. Her work makes my heart soar. She is the sweetest, and also very funny. Also, pictured is her very good friend Amy Hanna, equally talented. It was a great time just watching Pam create her journal covers and pages. It helps to see the creative process as it occurs. The first photo is of the banner that she did to hang outside her class, it was raffled and went to a very lucky someone!

Here are a couple covers she brought with her.

This is a close up of an apron that was to love it!

This is a bouquet from my garden that I brought in for Pam, I wanted her to know what an inspiration that she has been to me. I knew the gift from my garden would convey that.

From CD Muckosky's class. I volunteered in her class and had not know of her before this meeting. She is a young mother and very dear. She is an old soul in a young body. I love the way that she finds everyday objects and uses then to journal with. Above she used an everyday envelope.

She uses gripper lining for drawers as a paint stencil and then will reuse that piece and sew a bird to it( not a real bird, something she has drawn and cut out of paper)....she really opened your eyes to see possibilities!

This is a shot of the work table in her class, can we say FUN!

flowers seemed to be a theme for the weekend.

And I need to make me my very own of this!
Donna Downey and her husband Bill were the utmost of host. You could tell that they had given from the heart. They had great teachers and great support staff. Donna has opended a store locally and I look forward to finding my way there! I will show you a couple of the things I made a bit later this week. I made a felt rose that I adore.
Joy.....................all ways!


  1. How fun and inspirational to be surrounded for so much talent...good for you!

  2. Wow!How fun, thanks for sharing a peek at the classes! I am filled with inspiration for my week!

  3. I would have loved to be there....even more so now since reading this post! Thank you for sharing your experience!

  4. Oh how fun! Such LOVELY projects. I so wish I could've gone. Thank you for sharing. Blessings... Polly

  5. That looks like it was so much fun - what a delight to spend some concentrated time with other crafters and artists! Love the pictures - they are just amazing - nothing says it better than great, great pictures.

    Loved it!