Welcome to my second episode in the adventures of the Michigan Art Sister Retreat!
Before I go into today's post...grab a cuppa
While we were busy gabbing,laughing,eating m&m's and creating like mad artists...
Riley was out riding riding miles and miles exploring and secretively searching out garage sales for us to visit.
Riley would non-nonchalantly come in after a few hours and we would say-wow-how far did you ride?He would tell us and then say,I found a garage sale!The next sounds you hear are paintbrushes slapping in the water tubs,paint lids clicking closed and us scrambling for the*Art Mobile*aka Riley's truck.
We all had our seats and were in ready to fly !
I wish I had more photos of the couple of sales we hit as the first one was at the home of the sweetest older couple. The name of the place is Dee's Lakeshore Farm and it was so darling when she needed her husband,who was across the yard,instead of yelling out his name,
Dee would call,YOOOO HOOOO!
OMGosh it was just adorable! When she told me she was 80 something,I said I thought she was 60 something and her husband sweetly replied "and she acts 60 something"Dee,demurely put her head down and giggled!
I'm telling ya, you could feel the love!
And here's a shout out to Dee's Bees! They make the sweetest,best honey I have ever had!
Our next place was this ever so cool inside-outside antique/junk/treasure trove place.
I don't think it even had a name!!
Our scout Riley! Handsome guy if I may say so!
Karenliz has an amazed look on her face as this was her first time antiquing/ junking! Or maybe she was just amazed at the beautiful moss growing on the roof!
"Stuff" was all over the property, housed in cool buildings and out openly in the weather.
For entertainment purposes,some things were even posed! heehee
Everything for sale-for a price ")
|These outdoor carpets have been on the ground so long,they are now part of the landscape|
We each picked up a few trinkets as the prices were absolutely"antique"prices,heck we were out junking,not antiquing! lol
Sherie fell in love with a vintage one of a kind Santos style cage lamp that we ended up going back for and she worked her magic and scored at a great price! Yay Sherie!!
Back at our lodgings,we all did a bit of nature photography.
Guess who fell in love with this Wasp nest and wanted to bring it home?
Sherie Dahling! sorry,too far up to bring it down !!
Here we have the HUGE spider Riley almost ran into on his bike-it was so huge he could see it hanging in his pathway! Yikes!
We took lots of photos, because, really, he is a gorgeous spider...
in spite of being creepy!!
and yes,we all screamed like girls when the spider's web caught my sleeve and it started crawling towards me!!
Back inside it was time for Karenliz to teach us about YUPO and alcohol inks!
Preparing for class? heehee
there was always something to smile or laugh about-no silliness left to chance!
Here Sherie is telling us how"Obsessed"she is with this Yupo thing-really? LOL
|Gorgeous piece done by Sherie|
Karenliz going over her notes? heehhee
Thanks for teaching us fun YUPO stuff Karenliz!! xo
These next few shots are my YUPO pieces
This first one, I added delicious DecoArt Crackle Glaze too- Yumm!!
The colors are gorgeous and the YUPO is really fun to work with,and yes,very addicting!!
Today I leave you with a photo of my special journal page that Sherie made for each of us...
I absolutely love her art! Sherie's creations are so fun and free spirited! playful and colorful and more! Thank you sweet Sherie xoxo!!
I love my art sisters- I am so grateful to have them in my life!
Pammie Wildeboer,Sherie Eddy&Karenliz Henderson
-You gals rock!!
|the beach-Lake Michigan|
Thanks so much for joining me today!
Please come back for the next episode and more photos!