I've been in a whirlwind lately getting ready for my Altered Book Retreat/Workshop and Altered Book class …. I’m lovin’ it …. In April I'll be headed down the road to the quaint town of Salado, Texas to teach at a retreat called Shady Ladies Altered Art Retreat, put on by Jeri Aaron … Shady Ladies is going to be a small event this year ...much more intimate …. This means, if you're a student, you'll enjoy tons of personal attention from your instructors and you'll get to know more of your fellow retreat attendees …. I'm real excited about both events …. The Altered Book class is still open to more students, it’s to be held Saturday April 24, 2010, in Salado, Texas …. There are more classes Saturday and Sunday April 24-25, 2010 just go to Shady Ladies blog and read all about them ... Classes are filling so get yourself signed up ASAP …. These are fun and informative classes …. Some are working with clay, canvases, altered books, creating books, art dolls, jewelry making, metal, drawing, shadowboxes … great teachers, some nationally known … Texas now has it's own art retreat …. Author Rice Zachery-Freeman will be attending Shady Ladies Altered Art Workshops … She is writing a book about art retreats, featuring a couple of the large national retreats, a boutique type retreat, a smaller intimate retreat, etc. … She met with the editor/publisher and Shady Ladies was chosen as the "small, more intimate retreat"…. Rice and her husband will be attending our retreat, hang out with us, take pictures, actually attend a class …. Come on and join the fun ….