"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Friday, August 1, 2014

Retreat Projects

While at retreat we created a few little projects, keeping with the 1920's theme. First up is a "Powder Puff" made with vintage fabrics, trims and flowers that Joan pre made with ribbons and lace. We assembled it on a ribbon-covered dowel, but I'm thinking I will remove that and use it for a beautiful pincushion. It's big - about 7" across. Did they really use these things in the 20's??

The, of course, we had to make headbands for the occasion.

We created collages on 8"x10" canvas boards with packets of supplies that were provided. All the collages were so different despite being made with similar supplies.

We always have a swap of some kind, also keeping with the theme. This year we brought small artworks ranging from 3" x 3" to no larger than 4" x 6" to exchange with everyone.  I made mine 4" square using one of my favorite stamps. I watercolored the background, embossed it and then also watercolored the stamped image.

All the artwork together on a ring - we wrote messages to each participant on the backs so this is a wonderful memento of the weekend.

 And the remainder of the cards. I love that they are all so unique!


Sarah said...

Looks like you had a great time if you gauge it by all of the wonderful goodies that came home with you. I know that you had fun catching up with your friends, too.

Linda Manning Findley said...

all look fabulous ... know y'all had such a great time ... I am with you on the pincushion versus the powder puff ...

Carla said...

Those cards are so pretty. Wow