Exciting Beginnings with Artistic Alchemy

A few weeks ago I was very pleasantly surprised to be asked to join Artistic Alchemy. You may be asking what is Artistic Alchemy or AA for short? Its a group of four ladies who hold an annual retreat at Zephyr Point Retreat Center at Lake Tahoe. When Christine Barnes felt it was time to step down and enjoy a less hectic retirement I was asked to replace her. Quite an honor I assure you.

Lake Tahoe, CA

Recently I taught my Pet Portrait class as a 2-day class with a 2 week break in between.  It was suggested to me how nice it would be to be able to keep working on this project for longer in a continuous stretch, "You should do a retreat." So the idea was floating around in my mind and when Sandra Bruce invited me to join this fit perfectly.

 Sandra Bruce, Mary Boalt, Me, Heidi Emmett

Sandra Bruce, Mary Boalt, Me, Heidi Emmett

The class I'll be offering for this 3 1/2 day retreat I called Fabric Collage Addiction. I'm encouraging students to find a photo that they love and make it in fabric collage. Pet Portraits will be perfect but other animals, faces, fish, flowers will also work. I seem to go through phases of working on different subject matter and right now I am exploring pets especially dogs. People are always surprised when I say I don't own any pets but still find many great subjects to work from.

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Please contact me or spread the news to anyone who you think might be interested in taking my class. Lake Tahoe is beautiful in September and such an inspiring backdrop to get away for a creativity boost. 

 Boston WIP

Boston WIP

So check out the workshop page on the Artistic Alchemy blog to read about all the classes that are available or even come to work on your own projects.