Sunday, October 7, 2007

Whirlwind Week....

Vendor night at Art and Soul 2007 in the Great Northwest!

What an amazing event filled with such talent, inspiration and "to die for" artwork! If only I could have won the lottery before stepping through the doors!

What a genuine Sweety Claudine Hellmuth is!

"The Unfrayed Edge" workshop with Claudine! Such a relaxing experience and so many new ideas and ways to play with acrylic paints!

"Mr Roger's Neighborhood" Glass Soldered House with incredibly talented Sally Jean Alexander! I was pretty tickled with my project. I finally learned how to solder!

Sally Jean and Mr. Sally Jean (aka hubby Brad) were such a a delightful team helping us even when we got frustrated soldering those itty bitty jumprings (haha)!

Canvas work inspired from Claudine's workshop!

Tea time with the dearest of friends!

So much to share as I just returned from attending the Art And Soul 2007 retreat! To say Art and Soul is an artistically inspiring event would be the understatement of the century! So many incredible artists, amazing workshops and attending the Vendor's Night is about enough to send any creative soul into an artistic frenzy! It truly takes a week or so to process the event and all that was shared and experienced! I have attended the Art and Soul Vendor's nights in the past but this was the first year I was blessed to be able to take a couple workshops and expand my creative horizons. The warmth and spirit of creative encouragement throughout the whole event was a joy!

The highlight of the week was spending girlfriend time with my long time dearest friend, Christina, who was visiting from the East Coast! Kindred spirits bring such depth to our lives, knowing where our hearts have traveled and dreaming where they might yet go! We were joined by another kindred heart friend, Jaron, to indulge in our favorite pastime of afternoon tea! I sense that the events of the week will usher in a time of reflection and quiet times pondering what I've seen, words spoken and shared and new insights gently ruminating in my heart.


kelly rae said...

loving your words and artwork over here! it was such a pleasure to meet you at vendor nite. you are lovely!

and isn't it so fun to take the classes? i've taken from claudine before, and she is amazing. and your piece from sally jean's class is gorgeous, oh my!!!

best to you..i'll be back here to visit often.

Sharon said...

Hi, How have I never discovered you. Your visit and coment is appreciated and I thank you for leading me back here.
What a delight to come this morning and find a wonderful post about Art and Soul. I will be enjoying your previous post as well asap.

christine said...

What FUN photos!! Love the collage you created --

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Love the Piece you created
from sally jeans class!
I seen that Angela Cartwright
was teaching at that Art & Soul
Retreat also. She is on my list.
Look's like a really fun retreat.

Have you ever been to Teesha Moore's Retreat's? She is on my
list also.

Tea Time with Friend's, what fun!

Have a Blessed Week!

Bejeweled said...

Oh, what a wonderful whirlwind of happiness!! The piece you made in Sally Jean's class is just beautiful!

I wasn't able to make it after all, but this is the next best thing - a virtual tour of all the goodness! Thanks so much for posting all those fabulous photos!!

Kristin Hubick said...

Thank you so much for sharing Lani!!!! You were just GLOWING in all of your pictures! Can't wait for more!!!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Love the inpired piece on canvas also.

You can either go to Angela
Cartwright on my list or her
blog is AC S&D Blog just below
the 700 Club. She as a farely
new book out. When I seen the
houses I thought maybe you took
a class from her.

Ro Bruhn said...

What beautiful soldered pieces of art. Sounds like a great time was had by all.

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

wow, what wonderful things you made. Sounds like an awesome experience.

claudine hellmuth said...

such a treat to meet you! thank you for taking my class!!

red tin heart said...

That is so wonderful that you got to go to such a cool event! I am happy you had a good time. xo nita

zorana said...

I can't wait to see how your new knowledge combines with your wonderful art. I enjoyed seeing you on the photos and reading about your experiences. xo