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.