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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Shady Ladies was GREAT

Report on the first Shady Ladies Art Retreat ....
Jeri is our word smith and so I have snagged her post on the Retreat and copied it to mine ..... but these are my photos, I was just having to much fun to take any of the rest of the goings on ....

the retreat began on Friday evening with most of the teachers getting together to meet each other and go over information - of course we shared a bit of wine & cheese and much fun conversation.  Our special guests for the weekend were Rice Freeman-Zachary and her husband, photographer, Earl Zachary.  Both were a delight and added so much to the retreat!  You should have seen me trying to ignore Earl's camera when we needed a "face shot" of me.
The teachers were Kari McKnight-Holbrook (painting & clay), Deryn Mentock (jewelry), Magdalena Muldoon (metal embossing), Linda Findley (altered book), and me with bookmaking and shadowboxes.  It was truly a fun fun time.
During the afternoon on Saturday we had a glass bead making demo by Peg McLarnan -
On Saturday evening after a busy busy day of classes we had a Texas barbeque by the pool - you can do tht  in central Texas towards the end of April!  The food was good with the exception of my cold beans - oh well, there is always next year!  Everyone was friendly and I don't think anyone was left out - if we saw someone sitting by themselves, someone in the crowd would go join them (if they wanted privacy they did not get it - lol).
Saturday night we had "Let's Mingle At The Marketplace" - what fun to get to mingle will all of the attendees and there were some make & takes and the teachers sold their wares.
Sunday was another class filled day.  Later in the afternoon , attendees and some of the teachers began  saying their good-bye's and left.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What fun. Looks like a great time.

Deryn Mentock said...

Lovely job on the bee necklace! It was such a pleasure having you in class!

paru's_circle said...

neclace looks cool!! glad you ladies had a great time!!

Gaby Bee said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time with your art friends. I wish I lived closer!