Thursday, July 22, 2010
Saturday I went to two wonderful workshops taught By Pam Huntington at Art is You "Homestead" in Westchester owned by Sallianne. Sallianne and her most adorable family were so wonderful to let us take over the house for the day. I had never met Sallianne and Ellen who are "Art is You"! I now understand what everyone is talking about when they say that those 2 lovely women and their families are warm loving and when around them you just laugh and create and feel like you have known them forever. October 7 to the 12th, "Art is You - The East Coast Art Retreat" is having a wonderful retreat with the theme "Art is...Wickedly Good"! You have to check out the wonderful teachers and activities.
So back to the "Homestead"! We arrived and Sallianne had breakfast set up for us and we all talked and laughed as more people arrived. Terri Ventura of Dime Store Emporium was our "surprise" visitor! Our place settings were set so beautiful with our supplies for our Victorian Parlour Bird workshop. Pam had everything beautifully packaged and set. Sallianne gave us pink little note pads and these beautiful magazines that were found in her new house's basement. What a treasure! She also had "PINK" lemonade that she saw and thought of me and had to get it! Terri Ventura gave us a cute little pouch with adorable charms and bracelet to attach them on from her shop. Love it! We twisted wire and taped around then glittered and pasted flowers and butterflies and laughed and chatted. In the end we all had very different birds. Shh...Terri Ventura glittered! and she liked it..hehehe Then we had a wonderful lunch that Sallianne made and I made a cheesecake and there was wonderful Apple Strudel,chocolate chip bundt cake and cookies and sat in the Garden and chatted about so many different things and all the wonderful people and friends we have met in the art world. Pam set up for our next class which was how to make flowers out of fabric with heat guns and make pretty cuffs and necklaces. The day flew by so fast I was so sad to leave. I can not wait for more of these workshops to escape and just laugh with "friends"!
Salianne wearing Sis Boom Headband
Me and Salianne and my pink lemonade
Terri and "GLITTER"?
Pam showing us how to make flowers
my cheesecake (I made it)
supplies and gifts
Salianne - Ellen - Pam - Terri
Birds in cloche