Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bird Song Recovery Week....I'm still reeling!

Can I just tell you that Birdsong at Karla Nathan's
was utterly delightful. What an awesome hostess
and creative & generous lady.
These are the teachers and boy did they
inspire me. Carol Spinski, Karla Nathan, Lisa McAlvain,
and Debbie Dussenberry helped us create
wonderful projects. I didn't see anything that was created
turn out badly. These were life changing projects. I will show
you more of mine when I get them photographed.

Here is the treat bag that Karla made for us. They
adorned the backs of our chairs. Lovely treats
were bestowed upon us. I loved adding my treat to
the bag. I love to help sponsor events and adding little
bits of wonder to the bags.

Here I am showing off the awesome banner
that I created in Karla's class. I was 'done' creating
and thought about not even starting the banner.....
but when you are creating in Karla's Cottage
you just can't stop. It is such an inspiring & magical
place. I was so happy that Kana roomed with us Indiana girls.
We loved having her....and hope we didn't keep her
up too much with our snoring.
Here's a little snippet of one of my banner tags. I love
this old piece of vintage wallpaper. I don't normally create
in the yellow family.....but I thought this worked.
It actually was one of my favorite tags. Not only did the banner
turn out beautifully.....but Karla gave us some wonderful
tips about creating that I never knew. That is what I love
so much about going to an art retreat. I am still reeling in all
the little tidbits that I learned.

Only Karla would decorate the table cloths with hand
drawn 'art'. This was such an inviting and warm
creating space. It's no wonder all our projects
turned out fantastically. I didn't see a bad one in the bunch.
I hope that each of you are lucky enough to get to
Karla's Cottage some day. I feel so blessed.

9 comments:

Beth Leintz said...

You captured the event perfectly- and you are so right, you can't help but feel creative when you're at Karla's Cottage. So glad we had a chance to meet and I learned about "life changing" crafts.

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Hope,
It was so much fun!!! I'm missing everyone now. I hope we didn't wear Karla out too much, I want her to do it again soon!
Lisa
PS Thank you so much for the beautiful gift & I treasure my nature journal page. Your such a talent.

Suz said...

Oh, Hope! So pretty. I think your photographs are just beautiful! I would have given my eye teeth to be there.
I am still putzing away on my little project for you. Soooo slow!
Big hugs,
Suz

Tamatha said...

Everything looks so amazing! I'm loving reading about the fun everyone had. I should get off my computer and go make something!

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend Hope. Your banner looks so pretty.
xo Tina

Laurie said...

Hope, it was so great to be there with you! Next time we're there, we will have to sit closer together at the art tables! What a fabulous weekend!!!!

MaygreenFairies said...

What a fantastic looking event, it sounds like you all had a blast! Lovely blog by the way! Look forward to my next visit. Mandy x

Creative Wings Boutique said...

looks like u had a blast

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

thanks, Hope! I always loved your gifts in the Silver Bella bags. I'm honored that you made one for the Birdsong goodie bags!