October 2012 Art Camp for Women Bonus Day & Deluxe Camp

In the middle of the week we have BONUS DAY! Our “The Works!” Campers stay and have a class, our Mini-Campers go home and our Deluxe Campers arrive! It is a busy day!
Bonus Day with ReginaBonus Day Gratefulness Boxes with instructor Regina Rooney.

Then Kelli Nina Perkins arrived and we moved into the mixed-media portion of camp.

Kelli taught us many  paper art and fabric art techniques  to come up with a self portrait piece entitled Tempest in a Teacup.

Class with KelliWe painted with water color paints using a fool-proof method that allowed us to play out fantasies of wildly-curled-colored hair and gems in our teeth…
Pictures into PortraitsWe used a common child’s toy to produce and embellish charms that expressed each person’s own life themes.
Custom Charms

We machine-stitched and beaded and then hand-stitched!  We combined paper art and fabric art techniques, and each of us came up with a unique and individual self-portrait.

Mixed Media Self Portraits

 Are we having fun yet?

We also used our paintings and ephemera to make some  poetry spools and some delicious little personalized journals oh and did I mention the antique spoon poetry?…too much fun!


That Was Fun! October 2012 Art Camp for Women – the first part…

WOW! and WHEW!
How could it get any better?

Welcome Happy Hour
Welcome Happy Hour!

Carla Sonheim‘s class surpassed all expectations!

We started with warm up drawing exercises loosening up our hands as well as our inhibitions.

Class with Carla Sonheim

Class with Carla Sonheim

Then we  moved on to making art books using watercolor paper:

Water Color with Carla

Water Color with Carla

We did so much more art, but I am still compiling and editing pictures so you will have to be content with this much this week – stay tuned for the next installment!



Art Camp for Women Now in Session! Yippee!

When you read this we will be right in the middle of Art Camp for Women,
October Session, 2012!

As I write this  there is a monumental stack of art supplies, table embellishments, convenience items etcetera building up in the garage waiting for the final van packing!

Stage 1 - From storage to the upstairs

Stage 1 - From storage to the upstairs

Lorri Flint is double checking quantities and putting the final ingredients onto the grocery list. And I am typing last-minute reminders to the teachers, campers, chef and,  last but not least, us!

Double checking the grocery list.

Lorri is double checking the grocery list.

We are planning on having a giant art-slumber party with Carla Sonheim, Kelli Nina Perkins, our chef, the two of us and around 20 wildly excited women from all over the United States and Canada!

Hope you get to join us some day soon!



And the August Winner Is….Art Camp for Women

The winner of the random drawing for August is:


Kelley will receive a Somerset Studio magazine, a luscious paper pack and from the Artistcellar – one of their latest original design 6×6 stencils.

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An additional thanks to all the Kelli Nina Perkins followers

and Carla Sonheim fans that came over and joined in the fun here!

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Recycled Creativity Comment Winner!

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On Friday the 13th we picked a winner using an online random number picker – the winning number was number 14


of San Antonio Texas

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