Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Blog Hop Colleen


A promo video of my upcoming workshops
is not posted on the Artful Gathering home page.



Artful Gathering contest and Blog Hop continues!

Go check out Colleen's beautiful work if you get a chance, and collect the next secret word.






Celebrating Artful Gathering 2013 Online Art Retreat

Open for Registration

Blog Hop your way for chance to win!

From June to August 2013, ArtfulGathering.com will be presenting TWO exciting semesters of premiere online video workshops offered by fabulous artists who are known nationally and internationally. We are all very excited to share our knowledge, skill, and creativity with you, and we hope that you will join us for this AMAZING annual online event.

Blog Hop with us for a chance to win a $200 gift certificate towards an Artful Gathering 2013 online video workshop(s).



(Gift certificate applicable to 2013 workshops only and does not apply towards kits or dvds).




Each week I will announce the next featured blog for you to visit, and there you will find a new secret word or words that you will need to collect along your way. Once you have collected all the words from each blog you visit, they will work out to say a very artsy phrase. Here are the rules:


  1. For your chance to win, you must collect all the secret code words and submit them upon the final destination blog in May. A random drawing will be conducted from those participants who have submitted the complete collection of secret words.




  2. Only one winner will be randomly drawn from the list of participants who have collected all the secret words.





  3. Remember to collect all the secret words. These words will work out to say a very artful phrase, and you'll need all the pieces to be eligible for the final prize drawing!

    Please HOP over and visit the Amazing
    Colleen Moody
    http://colleenmoody.blogspot.com/


    (Pick Up the Next Secret Word)

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013

    Blog Hop - Pam

    ARTFUL GATHERING BLOG HOP

    CONTINUES!



    Celebrating Artful Gathering 2013 Online Art Retreat

    Blog Hop your way for chance to win!


    From June to August 2013ArtfulGathering.com will be presenting TWO exciting semesters of premiere online video workshops offered by fabulous artists who are known nationally and internationally. We are all very excited to share ourknowledge, skill, and creativity with you, and we hope that you will join us for this AMAZING annual online event.


    Blog Hop with us for a chance to win a $200 gift certificate towards an Artful Gathering 2013 online video workshop(s).

    (Gift certificate applicable to 2013 workshops only and does not apply towards kits or dvds).


    Each week I will announce the next featured blog for you to visit, and there you will find a new secret word or words that you will need to collect along your way. Once you have collected all the words from each blog you visit, they will work out to say a very artsy phrase. Here are the rules:
    1. For your chance to win, you must collect all the secret code words and submit them upon the final destination blog in May. A random drawing will be conducted from those participants who have submitted the complete collection of secret words.
    2. Only one winner will be randomly drawn from the list of participants who have collected all the secret words.

    Remember to collect all the secret words. These words will work out to say a very artful phrase, and you'll need all the pieces to be eligible for the final prize drawing!

    Please HOP over and visit the Amazing
    Pam Carriker

    (Pick Up the Next Secret Word)

    Monday, February 18, 2013

    AG blog hop begins

    ARTFUL GATHERING
    ON LINE ART RETREAT
    BLOG HOP BEGINS NOW!

    Here is a little tease of one of my upcoming classes this summer in AG!

    Students LOVED playing along last year, and the blog hop has begun. I'm delayed in getting the word out due to the dang flu, but don't miss out.  Register now and there are prizes galore to win.

    Hope to see you in class!!




    Celebrating Artful Gathering 2013 Online Art Retreat

    Blog Hop your way for chance to win!


    From June to August 2013ArtfulGathering.com will be presenting TWO exciting semesters of premiere online video workshops offered by fabulous artists who are known nationally and internationally. We are all very excited to share ourknowledge, skill, and creativity with you, and we hope that you will join us for this AMAZING annual online event.


    Blog Hop with us for a chance to win a $200 gift certificate towards an Artful Gathering 2013 online video workshop(s).

    (Gift certificate applicable to workshops only and does not apply towards kits or dvds).


    Each week I will announce the next featured blog for you to visit, and there you will find a new secret word or words that you will need to collect along your way. Once you have collected all the words from each blog you visit, they will work out to say a very artsy phrase. Here are the rules:
    1. For your chance to win, you must collect all the secret code words and submit them upon the final destination blog in May. A random drawing will be conducted from those participants who have submitted the complete collection of secret words.
    2. Only one winner will be randomly drawn from the list of participants who have collected all the secret words.

    Remember to collect all the secret words. These words will work out to say a very artful phrase, and you'll need all the pieces to be eligible for the final prize drawing!

    Please HOP over and visit the Amazing
    Nancy Malay

    (Pick Up the Next Secret Word)

    Saturday, February 16, 2013

    Vivi Magoo, Tucson Feb 2013

    VIVI MAGOO ART RETREAT
    TUCSON, AZ
    FEBRUARY 8-10, 2013

    Friday Day 1
    Le Petite Photo
     I didn't get a shot of everyone in action, so here's a few. Thanks Karen, Barb, Dawn and Leigh

    Oh what fun this was!!  There were 12 in class, plenty of room, and everyone made a fabulous masterpiece petite frame, to wear or display.  I couldn't be prouder of the students. It was fast paced, and everyone pretty much finished, at least got the backs on their frames.  

    No one had time to make a stand, that's why I am making it a two day class in Petaluma, at the Art Is...You retreat in September.  I'm adding etching as well, and will give you more time.
     Aren't these just beautiful??
     Fabulous job!
     More eye candy!

    And here's the line up of amazing students!
    Karen, Yvonne, Lynne, Dawn, Sandra, Kathleen, Norma, Carol, Leigh, Cindy, Jeana and Barb!!
    Well done ladies, I knew you could do it.  There were some who had never picked up a dremel, or soldered, but they did it!!!

    Saturday  Day 2
    Vamp It Up

    This was a really fun day!  I got a kick from students outside this class referring to this as a "beading workshop".  Well it wasn't!  This was an engineering class!  My students found out how challenging it is to tear old rhinestone necklaces apart and rebuild different, custom modern beauty from them.  And man, did they knock it out of the park!!
     I was blown away with the elements they brought (and shared by the way, thank you).  Your generosity will not be forgotten by those you helped.  There is much design involved, then you just have to take the plunge and trust your instincts.  And boy did they!
     Just magnificent.  They drilled, they hammered, they attached, wired, but mainly learned how it hung when all together.  Aren't they amazing??  The horse got a custom label, "Rusty", that is Jeana's horse.
     The gold adornment was very special.  One student took her Le Petite Frame from the day before, added her mom's picture, then used one of her mom's Sarah Coventry necklaces to adorn it.  It all came together so beautifully.  Great job Cindy! And very special.  Thanks for making the class look sooooo amazing!!
    Here is the line up of amazing artists...
     front is me, Dawn, Cindy, SueAnn (a blogging friend forever), Lynne, Rita (my Round Top shopping partner and friend)
    Back row Kristin, Kerrie, Jeana, Cindy, Kathleen, and Leigh


    Sunday Day 3
    Cast Some Magic

    This class was incredible!  After taking two prior days of workshops, these guys were producing the most amazing art work.  They were very intense, hardly a word spoken in this class!!
     They had their choice to make a focal, then make a necklace or charm bracelet, but they wanted to make components, so that's what they did.  
     And did they turn out well or what??
     Knocked out by what they experimented with, just beautiful.
    These will all go on to necklaces, bracelets or earrings.  They can play with them at home, and now know how to make more!

    Here's the line up!
    Anna, Dawn, Yvonne, Inez, Kathleen, Karen and Crystal


    To all my amazing students...thank you.  Thanks for making this trip so incredibly fun and rewarding.  I loved spending three days of workshops and one day of shopping with you.  I hope you will come back next year for more fun and intense learning. I know I leave with new friendships and wonderful memories.

    Sending you each a big hug and a huge atta girl!

    Riki