jeudi 25 octobre 2012

Synchronicity workshop

I attended the Synchronicity Workshop offered at Valley Ridge Art Studio in Muscoda WI on October 12-14. Michelle Ward was giving the workshop and i met her for the first time.  Of course, i have been a fan of hers for a couple of years.  I am in love with her designs, stencils, stamps and her art in general.  If you don't know her, you have to check out her blog here  http://michelleward.typepad.com/.  Her account of the experience of that weekend cannot be improved upon, so, if you are interested, go read her post of October 18th '12.

For me, it was a moment out of time, a chance to meet wonderful women, fabulous artists, and of course Michelle and Katherine (of Valley Ridge Studio).  It was perfect in every way.  I am not much of a writer, so i will let the pictures speak for themselves.

My fabulous room-mates:  Judy, Marlynn, Sylvie (me) and Mary

Michelle demonstrating spray paint goodness

My art journal

playing and exploring with circles


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I feel very lucky i could attend such a wonderful workshop with this fabulous, wondrous artist.  Michelle is a true inspiration in the community and she has something good to say about everybody's work.  Even a newbie to art like myself feels at home in the warm welcome she and Katherine offer.  I really hope you get a chance to attend a workshop or even just a class with Michelle Ward.  This will be a cherished memory for ever.

mercredi 10 octobre 2012

Freaking out !

I had a real scare this morning.  I made a flight reservation in February to go to Michelle Ward's workshop in Muscoda, Wisconsin.  So, this morning, I want to print out my boarding pass.  The web site cannot find my reservation.  What ??????  So I call Air Canada because I made the reservation through Aeroplan.  Can you believe i had to wait about half an hour to talk to an agent?  Finally, i get some help, and thank heaven, i am booked with United Airlines. Wow, what a relief.

I could not imagine missing this 3 day workshop.  I have been dreaming about it for months.  And i really need it right now.  I feel totally uninspired.  I hope the workshop will give me a boost.  I will share photos of the workshop and project when i get back.

Can you believe 3 days with Michelle Ward, playing with her stamps and stencils??  How cool is that?

Have a great week end.