Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Kim Hanauer's Art Retreat.......'My Favorite Things'

As someone recently said to me....I am on the art retreat circuit. It's
true. They are inspiring.....and they help me be artful. I was
so fortunate to be able to attend Karla Nathan's Birdsong Retreat
in April. A lovely event. I also am fortunate to be going to Rachel Velder's
Handmade University. I can't wait to get back to Omaha. So.....it
was a true blessing when Kim Hanauer invited me to come to Nashville TN
back in January to attend her art retreat which gathered this past
weekend......'My Favorite Things'. She sure new my favorite things. We had a ball.
Just look at the supplies & how they were packaged. She knew the key to
my heart.....I was swooning. Nothing second rate here.....she let us work
with all her special treasures. I was flattered. You know how it is....when
you work with the best your projects turn out beautifully.

Here is one such creation. I adore how it turned out. I brought some of
the embellishments like the silhouette tin....and the 'Mother' pin (Thanks Heather
of Speckled Egg)....also the rhinestone's...buttons......and sweet Kana shared
her velvet with me. We always love being table mates. We like to share.
I am thrilled that we have gotten close. It is really nice to travel to Nashville to see
Kana & Kim.

And this little ditty.....well Kim called it.....'The Happy Hour Project'.
We did away with alcohol and just created to our hearts desire.
This little girl we got to embellish up and add ribbons & rhinestones.
They looked so cute after we were finished. One of the best parts of the
weekend though was getting to rekindle a friendship with LuLu Kellogg. She
is an absolute doll. We met at Silver Bella and became fast friends. We have
kept in contact with little gifts of love and emailing and blogging to each
other. So....not only do art retreats inspire me....but they bless me in
so many ways. I hope this post finds you in and artfully creative way....and
blessed by the friends that you have in your life.

1 comment:

Suz said...

You are right. You were using the very best of materials and your products are so beautiful. Swoon swoon. I am so happy for you that you are on the art circuit. Just keep on. Rearing these beautiful things! It is such a joy for all of us to see!
Big hugs,