In August I traveled to Utah for the Roots & Wings art retreat. I got to spend several days with a wonderful group of artists:
(photo borrowed from Judy Wise's blog post about the event)
I arrived on Wednesday, on very little sleep, and went straight to the hotel. (A New Yorker who never drives driving a rental car is always a hilarious event by the way.) From the hotel I headed straight to the retreat headquarters for a welcome dinner and a bit of a meet and greet. The dinner was lovely and we were each treated to a welcome box full of candy, preserves, and some handmade art!
And at the end of the day, we were treated to a concert by Sarah Sample.
Besides painting patterns, I had a great time playing with stencils, including some from the most recent release:
That's the 4 feathers stencil and I love the way it layers, if I do say so myself!
This is the Silhouette Script stencil, which creates a quick and easy focal point on your page in no time at all!
That is the Three Quarter stencil with a bunch of other stenciled designs inside!
And the Profile stencil!
The retreat was situated in a lovely location and I particularly enjoyed eating outside and taking in all of the beautiful nature!
In the evening, Stephanie Lee gave us a lecture on food preservation.
Thanks for stopping by!