An Opening Night Party (on 4/23/13) for the Art & Soul Retreat was sponsored by The Bead Goes On. The latter is located in Virginia Beach. A delicious buffet, including animal character cupcakes, was served. The theme for this year's Retreat is On Safari.
The Bead Goes On also sponsored a wonderful giveaway - and I was lucky enough to win one of the prizes. The bag, shown above, contained a generous amount of beautiful beads in many sizes shapes and colors - as well as other goodies.
My Wednesday Workshop was Paper Bag Expressions with Misty Mawn. We began the session by creating simple brown paper bag journals. Misty offered us many great techniques on how to create faces with different expressions. The photo shows my faces-in-progress. My paper bag journal is in the upper left hand corner of the photograph.
I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and highly recommend it to every one. Misty is a natural when it comes to teaching and she creates a mellow environment in the classroom.
Misty was so sweet to create a face on a small brown paper bag for each of us. And we even got her to sign them.
On Saturday, I will be taking the Color My World Workshop with Lisa Kaus. I'm looking forward to it.