Monday, February 11, 2008

Oklahoma Artist Retreat 2008

Live in or near Oklahoma? Like to spend an affordable weekend making art? Then OAR 2008 may be just the thing for you.

  • Oklahoma Artist Retreat 2008 presents:
  • "Create the Song in Your Heart"
  • April 11-13
  • An affordable weekend getaway of fun, fellowship and art.
  • Cost $130 includes 2 nights lodging, 6 meals and project supplies
  • Most supplies will be included in the kits for each project. You will still need to bring a basic tool kit consisting of scissors, ruler, paper trimmer, stylus, bone folder, pencil, pen, Sharpie, hole punch, exacto knife and an adhesive assortment to include your favorite, tape, glue, foam or glue dots.
  • All participants will receive a goody bag just for fun.

  • Projects include the following:
  • Birdsong and Flowers - Creating an assortment of greeting cards, portfolio and gift project.
  • Clear Singing - Playing with clear cards and shapes and perhaps a small clear book.
  • Tag Notes - Based on Julia Andrus' Book "Paper Transformed" we will be experimenting with different paper techniques to enhance your artwork and creating a sample tag book.
  • Travel Music - Travel to exotic locations while creating a book suitable for a travel scrapbook or an altered theme book.
  • Board Tunes - A bit of play with stamp board.
Saturday evening will include some "me" time to work on a project of your choice, just chill and relax or go shopping.

Retreat is limited to 10 people. So grab a friend and join us for a weekend of fun!

Lunar New Year Mail Art

This was a fun design to do with the new Chinese New Year stamps from the PO.
Fortunately I received an actual canceled stamp in the mail for the ATC.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Little Angel Puppy

Well life jumped up and bit us again. I'm just getting over being sick with bronchitis and Sasha contracted Parvo and passed away on Thursday Jan. 24th. She was such a sweet baby right up until she went to sleep and never woke up again, she just was just too tiny to fight off such a horrible disease. So our lives are dogless again, we are going to wait a couple of more months before we try again. I cannot tell you how much it means to have such a terrific vet during times like this. Dr. Eskew is just wonderful.

So for a few months I'll turn my energy to practicing bellydance routines for the grand opening of the new studio in April, this year's Oklahoma Artist's Retreat and our 30th wedding anniversary.

We are incredibly blessed and life does go on.