Wow, I’m back home from Tanglewood Lodge in Helen now and have the car unpacked. I just need to put my supplies away. I know I should be crashing after a weekend of crafting until the wee morning hours, but I’m not, I’m psyched and over flowing with positive energy. Girl time – it’s a wonderful thing! And since my husband was on call all weekend I had no guilt either about spending Valentine’s weekend away from home.
When my girlfriend invited me to the retreat I wasn’t real sure about it since I’ve never done this kind of thing – but I’m soooo glad I did. What a wonderful group of ladies I met. I really enjoyed visiting and getting to know them during our chats and sharing. And it wasn’t just paper crafting and scrapbooking. There was a wide variety of projects everyone was working on so it was really cool to see everyone’s projects and learn about new things.
Here are one of the projects the ladies were working on – it’s wool felting, and when I got back from dinner they were working on the bead work. I really love the colors in Joy’s purse.
And here is another one done in blue tones – each was so different, based on how they chose to combine the wood and then shape it.
Do you see the line art or doodling below the purse? It’s the Zentangle Method – Christine shared with me how Zentangle is done – it’s suppose to be very zen and relaxing. One of the ladies was working on a bear that was just fantastic! What a group of 19 fun and talented ladies I shared the weekend with.
I originally planned on working on my band scrapbook but got side tracked with all the creative energy and wanted to play with my paper and stamps since my computer was taking so long to load the many cds of photos, but I guess that worked out for the best.
Here is my space on day 2 – we each had a table and of course I my son thought I’d taken too much. I thought I’d packed everything but the kitchen sink, but that turned out it wasn’t the case because I still regretted not taking all my circle punches – I’ll know better next time. There’s no such thing as too much! LOL
I can’t wait to share with you all the great projects I worked on in the up coming weeks – watch for my class schedule.
And for my Hostesses, I’ve worked on a special project just for you this past weekend and can’t wait to share it with you during the Hostess Appreciation Brunch this coming Saturday. If you were one of my hostesses in 2013 and you haven’t gotten your invitation in the mail yet, please contact me ASAP so you can be included too – I don’t want any of my Hostesses to miss out on the fun.
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