Monday, February 21, 2011

Art and Soul Art Retreat, Blog Hop...and a Prize

Are you ready for NEXT winter? You will be if you take an exciting and inspirational break before you head indoors for months! Rest, rejuvenate, and recharge your creative muses in September with us at ART & SOUL, Portland!

From Mon Sept 26 thru Sun Oct 2, hundreds of kindred spirits will be gathered together to connect, learn, play, grow and experiment in mixed media workshops taught by internationally recognized instructors—designed to energize the creative spirit!

Mon Sept 26th, I'll be teaching the "Happy Bird Sings" Clay Covered Journal that is featured in Cloth Paper Scissors Jan/Feb 2011. You might want to sign up early, as this class has been selling out quickly!

On Tues Sept 28th, in "Green Art Goodness" I'll show you how to recycle, alter and use all that stuff you have laying around that you don't want to throw out, but you don't really like it enough to use! We'll transform common cereal boxes and broken, mismatched bits and pieces into something you will love. We'll even have a trading session as every artist feels other peoples embellishments are cooler than their own!

I invite you to join me Wed Sept 29th for "A Fluid Romance" where we will explore the juicy, color rich world of Fluid Acrylics. Layering, Optical & Physical color blending, Bas-relief, Composition, Hot-foils, are only the beginning of our playtime...3D ephemera additions will be the taste of steam punk topper.
Still Reading? On to the prize info... Leave a comment on this post about what sort of art classes you would like to take in the future and why, and I'll enter you into a drawing to win one of my handmade journals! Easy!!! Drawing will be held in June~ Make sure you leave info about where to contact you.

Checkout all the inspiration Art & Soul can offer you here. (Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a lot of new projects to inspire your work when you have to settle in for a long winter!) Keep reading to find out about an even BIGGER prize from Art & Soul! I mean wowza big!

Choose from dozens of wonderfully talented and dedicated Art and Soul instructors! Take a quick tour around this blog hop and you'll learn more about just a few of them!

Janne is a master of freestyle and creative machine embroidery and textile portraits, so lifelike!
Janne Robberstad-

Whether inside out outside of boxes, houses or ATC's Stephanie Rubiano's little butterfly people are charming. Stephanie Rubiano-
Liz has Gorgeously delectable fabric and fabric painting classes, with a delightful fabric memory journal. Elizabeth Kettle-
Ingrid has lively, absolutely thrilling journals with things that truly jump off the page at you!

Ty and Marcia Schultz are enchanted people! They teach you how to make coool big stuff out of Paverpol, and then how to make cool molds of smaller stuff you want more of!
Karen O'Brien's juicy, richly colored, multi-layered collages always make me smile!
Karen O’Brien-
Glenny Moir is the magic behind the machine, who works tirelessly night and day, year round to create the whole Art & Soul experience.*** Stop by Glenny's blog and learn about the MOST fabulous prize! A 5 night stay at Embassy Suites! Drawing June 1, so don't hesitate!
Want COLOR and ALOT of it? Jane Davies beautiful paper and collage classes are for you!


Joanne Huffman said...

Your classes look enticing. I know they'll be great fun for anyone lucky enough to take them.

michelle renée bernard said...

Love the variety of your styles.

liz kettle said...

Great bird journals...the zentangle bird is fun! Looking forward to meeting you and seeing your art up close and personal at Art and Soul!!!

Marcy said...

I love your journals. Bookmclasses are always my favorite! Marcy McKenzie.

Jacqueline said...

What a great quote!

HeARTworks said...

What wonderful journals and collages! They make my heart sing! A class on journal making?
Patsy from

Joy said...

Just got back from Art and Soul in VA where I took your Fluid Romance class. IT was great!!

I'd like to see you teach some journaling inspirations classes, about what to journal about and how to evoke emotions with color and technique.

Really enjoyed meeting you. I can be contacted at or via my blog. :)