Saturday, January 21, 2012

Art & Soul Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Anyone who knows me, knows how ecstatic I am for the opportunities I have to teach and attend Artistic retreats of any kind. One of the premiere retreats in the country is Art & Soul. Some of the very best instructors and classes offered ANYWHERE are offered as part of the Art & Soul experience.



I cannot begin to tell you all the wonderful people I've met throughout the years, all the skills I've learned and all the wonderful things I've seen and experienced through these events. The most wonderful part of all, is that they are open to ANYONE of age who wants to attend. All you have to do is sign up! All this wonderful, life changing, fulfilling energy is there for the taking. You will be met by like minded new friends, creative visionaries, and supportive, well informed instructors.




I'm participating in this Art & Soul Blog hop and Giveaway to help introduce you to some of the other instructors. In particular, I would like you to join me in admiration for Barbe Saint John.
Besides being cute as the dickens, Barbe has been published in Belle Armoire Jewelry, Jewelry Affaire, Steampunk Style Jewelry, Artist Trading Cards and is co author of 1000 Steampunk Creations. A mixed media artist, who thinks of herself as a modern day alchemist/archeologist. Barbe has a unique talent for transforming broken, rusty, vintage, lost, forgotten, sparkly, torn, and tarnished things into stunning new works of art.

You have 4 wonderful opportunities to take workshops with her at Art & Soul, Virginia Beach!



On Thursday March 1, she's teaching Industrial Geek





Then Thursday evening, it's Steampunk Charms





Friday March 2, Ancient Futuristic Steampunk Art Dolls will fill the hallways!

And on Friday evening you can catch her teaching Immortalized Resin Filled Bezels

I look forward to seeing more of her beautiful art work in person at Art & Soul, won't you join me?

Now- Drumroll please....... Details on the Giveaway:-)
The Giveaway prize is so generously being donated by generous Judy Gula of Artistic Artifacts. Who, by the way has a WONDERFUL onsite store at Art & Soul Virginia Beach as well.


So what do you have to do to win? All you have to do is leave a comment on what type of art workshop you would be interested in taking and why. On Jan 31, I will pull a random generator number, and that lucky person wins the jammed-packed-full-of-goodness ephemera pack! Make sure your email addy is current, so I can contact you, and get your prize to you ASAP:-)

Want to jump on the blog hop train at a different station? Yesterday was Liz Kettle's blog hop stop featuring my very good friend Jean Van Brederode, (who I first met at an ART retreat) and tomorrow is Jenni Horne. Stop by and see what all the fun is about!

***UPDATE***
I printed all the comments out, cut them apart, and mixed them up in a bowl. Mike pulled the winning comment out, and the winner is...drumroll please...
Barbara Hagerty!!! Congrats Barbara, I'll be contacting you for your snail mail addy so Judy can send you the awesome prize pack! Thank you to everyone who commented, and those who have emailed me!

21 comments:

Jenni Horne said...

I look forward to meeting you in Virginia! But first, talking about ya on my blog....see you tomorrow.

christygrant said...

Very fun! I look forward to seeing you in VA Beach and being in at least one of your classes, my dear! I hope that Mike is feeling much better. Think of you so often. Hugs.

michelle renée bernard said...

Love Barbe's stuff! What a great Blog Hop. Wish I was going to VA!!

Anonymous said...

Wished I lived even half as far away as I do and I'd attend in a heartbeat! It's a dream of mine to meet artists like these and yourself. Someday, maybe!

brenda bliss said...

I love off the wall, organic jewelry classes--and anything with bright colors and lots of glitter!! Why? Cause that's the kinda thing that is brewing in this brain right now! Love ya Kari!

Joanne Huffman said...

I'll be there! One friend is taking your stamp class; working on getting another friend to join us.

Barbara Hagerty said...

Wish I could be there, but I'm more than 2000 miles away. Have fun everyone! All the classes sound fabulous!

Susan said...

I would LOVe to attend one of these events - someday... What a generous giveaway - thanks. I'm off to browse Art&Soul.

char Hosea said...

someday I will get to attend one of these awesome workshops! to far but sounds great love the steampunk look and primitives! plz enter me in the drawing :O)

Randi said...

A retreat sounds wonderful--could use some art time, but it will not be this year! I am interested in learning some lettering techniques, trying out lots of different tools and seeing what I can come up with.

Anonymous said...

I would love to learn how to make the embossed covers you made for our secret sister fat books....I wanted so bad to take tha class at artiscape but missed out. Thanks for the fun giveaway too...you are awesome! You are supposed to be getting presents on your birthday not giving them...lol.
Sandi M

Jocelyn said...

Wow.. this looks like it's going to be a great retreat. I wish I lived out there. When I saw "Art & Soul" my heart jumped. That's the name a my lss. Hope everyone has a great time.

Jen Crossley said...

Barbe is a awesome talent thats for sure cant wait to meet her
Jen

Tina Hamilton said...

I love mixed media and jewelry classes.!

Theresa Merkling said...

classes I'd like to take - classes to learn new techniques, but NOT with huge supply lists of tools I don't have already...

Creative Soul Juice said...

Looking forward to Art & Soul! Can’t wait to meet some new artists! I 'll be there on Sat & taking a class on Sunday. I'd love to win a class on jewelry making or torch fired enamel on Sat or Mon... Good luck to All! ❀ (✿-‿ ◕) ~Hobby

Anonymous said...

I have seen alot of Steampunk Creations for sale and they are awesome!!
I would love the Steampunk Charms class. I love the smaller items to add to my journals.
TY for sharing her with us.
Sandy Sellers
turtlelover@firehousemail.com

Anonymous said...

Congrats to whomever the winner is :)
Sandy

turtlelover@firehousemail.com

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