Tuesday, October 15, 2013

My First Art Retreat with Alisa Burke

So, I was thinking, what would make my 50th birthday extra special?  Something, I would always remember?
Then, it came to me.  An art retreat. 
I remember the moment, I clicked the button and paid for the retreat.  Whoa, did I just do that?
Yes, I had.
The next couple of weeks, I waivered a bit.  But, then I bought my airline ticket, and next my hotel.
I was really doing this.  Yippee!
Where did I go, you might wonder?  Well, I have been a fan of the talented Alisa Burke http://alisaburke.blogspot.com/ for a couple of years now.  She is one of my very favorite artists, as she inspires me on a weekly basis.  Going to one of her retreats, would be a dream come true.  And, it was!
I had so much fun...
The class was called Graffiti Remix.
Alisa taught us about layering paint onto the canvas and then taking that
canvas and making something with it.  In this class, we made clutch bags.
I also learned how to use a sewing machine to free stitch my clutch purses.
The stitching becomes another layer to our canvas.
This retreat has opened up another way of creating for me. As you all know, I already love painting on canvas - see my post for Doodled Backpack's.
But now, I have plans to create my own backpacks, purses, etc...
Don't you just love learning and trying new things?

1 comment:

  1. Way to go girl!!! Life is good. Looks like an amazing experience. What a great retreat, and it looks like you had a great time. Learning something new is always a Stellar thing!!


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