Wow, what an amazing week I had at Art and Soul in Portland, Oregon. First, if you have never been to Oregon, you are missing out. My husband is from the East side of the state and it is just gorgeous. It was great catching up with old friends and making new ones... I had classes for the whole week and each and every one of my teachers were amazing. Not only were they a wealth of knowledge but very talented artists. I've pictured images of work that I did there...
This was in a class taught by Kelly Rae, this was her first convention to teach at and she did an amazing job. She filled in for DJ Pettitt, who got ill at the last minute. I loved all of her techniques that she taught. I still need to finish the face and I look forward to working with some of the techniques that she taught.
This class was with Nina Bagley. This was a 2 day class and as always, loved everything that we did in her class. What an talented artist/lady she is...I love my necklace and look forward to wearing it.
I took a gourd class, but I mailed home my project as it was too big and fragile for the suitcase...I will post this later. Also, I took an evening class with Judy Wise on selling your art. What an amazing lady. She gave us so many tips and info. on the in's and out's of selling our art in galleries, shops, fairs, etc. along with so many other avenues to pursure. I look forward to applying some of this to my world.
Well, sorry the pictures are not the best, I am off tomorrow to Connecticut for Art Is. This is another art retreat, but on a smaller scale, but I still look forward to meeting new people and taking classes from some awesome and talented ladies. I will also be selling my art on Friday's vendor night. This will be my first vendor experience. I have sold in shops, craft fairs, internet, but never at conventions for vendor night. I look forward to this new adventure and can't wait to share my experience with you.