Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Stephanie Ackerman Retreat

2 spots just opened up!!

That will pay for your stay at the darling Heber House as well as the 
wonderful classes that Stephanie will be teaching.  
You will be responsible for all of your own food.  
You can find all of the details here.

Here are a few pictures of what we will be creating...

Stephanie will be teaching us how to work with Distress Markers to use them as watercolors.

We will be using her brand new dies that are being released at CHA this year with Sizzix.

ART JOURNALING!!!!  My favorite.:)

Making your own little artsy pouches...painting on fabric.  Two of the best things put together!!

Working with wool...num...

We will also be 
spending time with kindreds 
doing what we love 
in a place that is 
warm and cozy and so fun.  

I hope you can join us!!!  

Friday, November 7, 2014

What is 'an Artsy Weekend'?

Hello there you beautiful art lovin' soul!!

Let me tell you a little about the weekends that I host just for YOU.

I love women.  I truly do.  
I love their hearts, their compassion, the way they give and expect very little in return,
their smarts, their talents.  I feel like sometimes we get overlooked.  Our needs
come last.  We need to be filled back up!!  We need to take time to use our creative 
brains and recharge our batteries.  You deserve it!!  That is where I come in.
I firmly believe that my purpose here on earth is to lift women up.  To give them some
very unconditional love.  I have a heart for that.  It is my talent.
So that is where these little weekends come into play.  Have you ever heard this quote?

I hope when you leave one of my retreats the feelings that you take with you will
be so awesome.  That they can carry you through or maybe let you feel something
you haven't felt for a while but needed to.  Maybe it's feeling the creative side come
to life.  Maybe it's a little faith that there are people in the world who care.
Maybe it's a break away from kids and husbands and the everyday.
For me it's the chance to be among like-minded women and to soak in all
of the goodness offered to me...it fills me up.

I sincerely hope that you can be here with us.
I will always work with you and do whatever I can to make that possible.
Remember that you are AMAZING and that you deserve a break!!

OH AND...my instructors are ALWAYS AWESOME.
Not kidding.  I seek out the kindreds, the artists who love to teach, the 
women who feel the same way I do about other women.  They share a piece
of themselves with you that is a rare gift.  Their talents are unbelievable and they
will open up your heart and your mind.  You will do great things under their care.
That, I solemnly swear.

AND one more thing...I promise you will not go away hungry.
Good food is essential to feeding your soul.
*big smile*