Friday, October 14, 2011

October? It Must Be Time For Art Camp!

october to me always means time for

it is a wonderful workshop retreat
filled with great projects
and a wonderful group of "like-minded" women
who share the same love of creating art

it is a time for "re-charging" that "creating" need
that I constantly seem to have
and this 4-day retreat never fails

it's also a time for me and my friend christina from ottawa
to reconnect and have many days of non-stop laughter 

if you are one of the lucky women to attend this camp
trust me that you will never leave hungry
that you will never leave without feeling pampered
and that you will leave with a long list of new friends
and the ocean view that we saw outside of our table areas every day
was "to die for" gorgeous!

the line-up of teachers was fabulous
and our guest attendee jenny doh
shared with us an inspirational talk

this year terri had a photo booth area and we made sure to have a lot of fun there
a lot of these photos are courtesy of:
jenny doh, kristin kirkendoll, krista moore

me and christina hamming it up
the weather was gorgeous for the month of october
treating us to some sunshine (and of course, it wouldn't be oregon without some raindrops)

suzi, krista, amy, teresita
the whole art camp group

tina, christina, jenny


me and christina preparing the mask supplies


our view

baking the masks

christina and her class mask sample

billie, christina and me enjoying lunch on the deck

me, terri and christina

cupcakes in a jar by teresita

working in the wee hours of the night

some of terri's yummy jewelry

our view every day

the house at night

a short walk to the ocean

jenny and terri

pumpkin carved by ilona

more photo booth fun

a sunny lunch

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one of our "surprise" projects from terri was a halloween glass house
we were told beforehand that there was going to be a halloween house contest
so I gathered up some of my supplies and came up with this....
she's a bit creepy, but she's totally halloween and I love her...

christina taught the paper mache mask
and everybody's was so different
a reflection of their own taste and personality

of course mine was vintage papers, soldered, and had bits of black
a little fluff of feathers and butterflies
and some BLING

here are some of the jewelry pieces I finished up while there too

love this bracelet class that terri taught

and beach camp wouldn't be the same without our friends from Texas and Arizona
amy, krista and suzi

loved our "photo shoot" laughs!

always look forward to this time
and can't wait till the next one

thank you terri and christina for your amazing talents
thank you jenny for your words of wisdom and inspiration
thank you krista, amy and suzi for the never ending laughs
thank you teresita and the rest of the kitchen gals for the amazing meals
thank you resident photographer kristin for the paparazzi shots
thank you billie for your sweetness and hugs
and to all the other women there - we shared a great time

now i must go home and continue this fabulous streak of creativity!!


Anonymous said...

Loved the blog post Rochelle!! Couldnt have said it better :)
Had another wonderful time & can't wait for our next adventure ~ Always a great time & great friends :)

Auntie Joy said...

So glad to see what you created, beautiful! Makes me even more sad I wasn't there..

Paul or Chris said...

Well put!!
XO Christina
PS LOVED your mask!!

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Rochelle!
It looks like an incredible time... so many happy faces! I'm so happy that it was everything you wanted it to be. Just love Terry Brush. I took her class earlier this year!
Thanks for sharing all the pretty pictures. Love the heart in the sand too!
Take care,

Charlene said...

I soooooo wanted to go to this. It looks like you had an amazing time. I Soooooo wish you & I could meet in person! LOVE all your pretties! HUGS! Charlene

racheld said...

I especially love that none of you smoothed the sand after making the heart---it looks for all the world like the magnificent "undersea marble" walls with the imprints of all sorts of fossilized sea creatures embedded in the polished surface.

Just splendid.


Thespoena McLaughlin said...

That looks like some amazing fun! Love your creations!