Sunday, 25 May 2008

Retreat art






This is some of my work from the classes I attended at the recent art retreat. The book above isn't quite finished yet, I still have to work on the cover. The class was Nina's Parlor Question book class. It's a tiny little book that fits into your hand and is made from small cabinet cards. I thoroughly enjoyed this class. We all went at our own pace, I haven't finished all of my pages, but I can add to it later. Poor Nina had an awful flu virus while she was here and was slowly loosing her voice. Nina's such a professional teacher, she continued on regardless.



This was my effort in Traci's Art Quilt class. This class was amazing. I learnt some wonderful printing techniques and made lots of papers. I'm looking forward to experimenting further. Traci's a great teacher, sharing so many of her ideas.




What can I say about Misty's class that hasn't already been said by her other students. This was my first class on the Friday and was called Mixed media layers. We worked so fast with Misty demonstrating and then we trying it out ourselves. Misty's a fabulous teacher, again sharing so many of her techniques. I learnt so much, I hope I can remember it all.

34 comments:

Judy Wise said...

I've taken a class from Misty (awesome!) and Nina and Traci are on my short list of teachers I want to learn from; your work from all of the classes is awesome and make me wish I'd been there too. Wonderful and inspiring!

Steph said...

Wowwww you made some gorgeous stuff!

Alison Gibbs said...

What a great retreat it must have been. Love your creations
Alison

Sharon said...

What great class projects. You must surely still be on an ART high. Man the perfect set of teachers were there and that includes you, friend.

Jen Crossley said...

Your Class goodies look amazing,What a wonderful opportunity to work with such talented teachers
Jen

Ursula Clamer said...

I love all of this amazing artwork you have produced. I can see the influence of the the tutors you took but still so very much you. It was so great to actually see you again Ro and spend some time together, however brief it was. Ux

Jo Wholohan said...

your misty faces are fantastic Ro!!! You have a hidden talent there :))

I love your cabinet card book, saw some of the other students that day and they are sooooo cute!!!

Sam Marshall said...

STUNNING!!! Wow Ro, Your work is absolutely gorgeous.
xxxxx

Marilyn Rock said...

Ro; your work from the retreat is just stunning - all of it. I LOVE the cabinet card book; just luscious and filled with your beautiful art. The colorful and well-designed papers, and Misty's class - just incredibly awesome!

azirca said...

Gosh Ro, you've been busy. What a great collection of work. I adore your book from Nina's class it reminds me of time worn and faded wallpapers, it's gorgeous.

sammiam said...

yummo Ro....
that parlour book looks gorgeous and your "misty" faces are great! xoxo

Gaby Bee. said...

Wow, what a fabulous class project. You made some amazing pieces! Your cabinet card book is breathtaking!
Just when I think you do the most beautiful piece, you come up with another.

Debbi Baker said...

All totally beautiful Ro! And everybody really loved your class - next time I'm over that way, count me in too! Wish I lived closer (a lot!)

sharon young said...

What a wonderful opportunity, Ro, and you've made the very best of it, I love the little book, what a special thing to make.

rivergardenstudio said...

I love the book you are working on, it is so beautiful, I can't believe its so small! But my very favorite is your piece from the art quilt class! It is colorful, but each design compliments the others so perfectly. What an incredible experience you must have had! Roxanne

Candace said...

Ro, I can't wait to take classes from those you mentioned and you are soooo lucky -- and ahead of me! Your artwork is so vibrant and quite inspiring. Love love love the book! You go, girl!

Candace

Julie H said...

Thank you so much dor Sharing Ro. Your cabinet card book is stunning. Love the portraits too. How very kind of you to show Nina and Misty our beaches and give them the full experiance.

Paul Sears Photography said...

Wow - your work is just beautiful. I'm bookmarking your blog!

Jo Horswill said...

Love your books, they are amazing.
2 of my friends attended these recent classes with Traci and Misty, I wish I had of now!!!

Pilar said...

What wonderful classes you took and the art you created is wonderful. I can't wait to see what you do next. :D

Gillian said...

Your art quilt really has the WOW factor. Fabulous work. x

Megan P said...

Ro thankyou for sharing your wonderful work. It was so wonderful to spend some more snippets of time with you. You are a talented and gracious lady Ro. See you for the ABRR reunion???

spiralsun65 said...

Oh my goodness, do you ever sleep?! Such beautiful, gorgeous work!! Speechless!!!

Karen Cole said...

WOW. What an amazing group of work you have done here.

I'm seeing some muted colors, Ro.:-)
....other than Tracis class of course.

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Gosh, when you wrote last to say you were headed off to this retreat, I knew magic would happen! But to see it here & on others blogs, my mouth is dropped open and I'm rendered SPEECHLESS!

ok, almost speechless. ;)

Lovely to see your gorgeous face across others blogs too. lol

Ro, wanted to stop by & catch up on yourposts.

Also to let you know we have a new button for The Pink Artist drawing. Come by, the official post has been made with all the details. Mark your calendar Aug 1- Oct 15, 2008. Huge blog party!

Thanks again for helping to make our project such a huge success.

Happy day to you, Monica :)

jo said...

Your work from the retreat looks amazing Ro! The Traci work seems very you, lovely bright colours and patterns. Can't wait to see more of what you do with that.
Your Misty faces are awesome, wasn't that class fun? I was amazed at how quickly and confidently Misty worked, I guess that comes with time and practise.
And finally, the Nina book... WOW! It looks incredible! I can see a touch of Nina in it, but it is very much a Ro original, love it!
Thankyou so much for attending our retreat and especially for teaching. The girls who did your class were all blown away!
Your constant smile, gentle manner and passion for your work really made our weekend!
Love Jo xoxo

mcdc3s said...

What a lot of great techniques. I bet you will enjoy your further experiments. That paper quilt looks awesome.

Jacky said...

Sooooo enjoyed seeing your art made in your classes!

Wasnt it just a fantastic retreat!!

herhimnbryn said...

Oh, the colours, the colours.

meetmahima said...

goodness!
these pages are simply gorgeous!!
i love your art!

kiwicarole said...

Hi! Your work is stunning and I just love the colours!! I'm so jealous you got to do classes with those tutors! Thanks for sharing,
:D Carole

Ann Christine Dennison said...

Lovely work all of it!

Gunnels blog said...

This book is so beautiful!

Fryne said...

I'm speechless!!!!!!! This book is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!