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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Art Sisters 2016 weekend!! The Mermie retreat!


 August Mermie retreat weekend...
CAUTION!!
 very colorful and picture heavy~grab a cuppa!

It all started out so innocently...
 a few pieces of this and that from
 along with some homemade treasures and 
store bought bits...
As well as previous made sea life for inspiration
Thank you DecoArt!
 baubles and bling and lots and lots of seashells
 Printed graphics from these talented designers:

Rian Designs 
 Digital Collage Sheet Company
 the table was set with special treats as we waited for friends...
thank you Kristin Hubick💞for the extra goodies!


 
















  sweet Sherie came bearing gifts...she made me this phenomenal journal for me TY sweet friend❤
Candy in the gumball machines,with loads of pennies to get it out,all nutritional snacks to keep us creating-hahaaa

Karenliz aka Karma,finally arrived and even though she was in pain,made the drive 6-7 hrs here,ready to play for the weekend!Yay!
 
Well,more gals were invited but either became ill or just couldn't make it,sad but true...
 so...onward went the three of us to paint and create like the artful party sisters we are!!
 Riley helped with the photography
(as well as everything else!)
 I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful, creative and giving husband!!
 Little did I know these two jokers were making funny faces...I would have joined in!!

on to the fun...first up,our main project was designing a 3 dimensional piece that would represent the sea,seashore,beach, mermaid,sealife...you get it-huh?!

DecoArt was having their under the sea challenge at this time,so timing was just right
(actually I planned it that way! heehee)
 you may remember my project from  the DecoArt post..


 















 these are the two beginning pieces
next,painting up some some sea life...


















 adding seashells and auditioning for her spot!
Art barn with a view!
 Sherie's gorgeous beachhut!!
her back-side is just as beautiful! heehee
and yes we did learn how to laugh together!




look at that yummy DecoArt 
crackle!!




 Spectacular piece Sherie!!
Here we have Karenliz,looking to our Mermie board on Pinterest for inspiration...
She starts with a frame...
Whoa-la!! A sea masterpiece!!
 hmmmm, what shall I make next?
 Next project by Karenliz,using paintbrushes
The house for Karma's paintbrush mermie...
to be seen at a later date!
Sherie finished her paintbrush mermie...isn't she beautiful?!


 
busy,busy,busy,thinking,thinking,thinking!

 My paintbrush piece WIP to be seen at a later date.
#DecoArt Love!
and just when you'd think Sherie was done,on to another project she went!!
That gal has inspiration oozing from her pores!!
Sherie made these next two fab pieces as well...

 

King Neptune and Undine
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and this cool piece
Up next was our mermie project using
first up Karenliz Henderson's gorgeous mermie in a shell!
and now,Sherie's articulated mermie
love love LOVE her colors!!!
 I drilled holes in the shell for Sherie to hang her mermie from the bottom

and now mine...
between all of the fabulous creating and laughing and whooping and hollering,
we did eat and sleep...only as needed!!
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One last project of the weekend was introduced and taught to us by Sherie...
the lesson was using alcohol inks on sea charms, to make into either a necklace or bracelet.

 these are my charms so far...
Karenliz was totally into this!
 and here are Karma's and her beautiful charms!! Great photography as well K-liz!!





and that my friends and followers, pretty much sums up the art for this wonderful mermie weekend in August we had!
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 I  can't tell you enough how wonderful it is to have met these gals online and to have the pleasure of their company for a long weekend of just having fun and being creative!!
Friends for life is what we are~
 I love you my art and soul sisters! xo


Thanks so much for your visit- hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did reminiscing while writing it for you! 
Hugs,
Jackie ")