Get your cuppa whatever- lots of photos and lots of fun ahead!
The weekend last was our 3rd annual Art Sisters Retreat at our home. The main theme was dolls, but you know artists- we all loose our sense of focus sometimes! LOL
Sit back & relax and enjoy the show!
Chum is excited that we are all together again!
Look how we started out so organized!
Here we having our sewing station...and I have to give a shout out and HUGE thanks to our Pammie Wildeboer for all of her reading of the manual on how to properly work the sewing machine!
This Husqvarna is a computerized machine which is a bit more involved then my Singer, and Pam actually took the time to read the manual(makes sense-huh?) and teach us! Thanks sweetie!!
Now,onto the art!
These are our fabric journals we made representing our art sister weekend together
BTW(some of us have not finished-heehee)
First up we have Sherie Weiser Eddy's journal with
Frida gracing her front page
One of the things I love about Sherie's work is she is not afraid to go all in with color, textiles,textures and mediums!
And the result is a gorgeous tactile piece of art!
this sweet girl's head is from Mischief's Circus-
I just adore this coral page,it's Amazing!
The beautiful lady is from itKuPiLLi
I could pour over these pages again and again!
These ladies below are from TumbleFish Studios-Marsha Jorgenson
and her sweet back page
totally mixed media! I wish you could have seen Sherie's hands when she was done!! Took a few days for the paint and ink to wear off!
Next up, Karenliz Henderson's journal-
Karma,(Karen's nickname) likes to work smaller-
she made this adorable leather mini journal with her first ever sewing!
I must say after I showed her just once how to stitch,she whipped right through this-she's a fast learner!
Isn't the Tim Holtz doll just too sweet the way Karma dressed her!
great use of Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts dress form
Karenliz bound more pages,just not finished yet...
Are you still with me?
now showing is Pam Weiser Wildeboer's journal
Pammie's layering is absolutely gorgeous!
again, we have classic mixed media work-textile style!
the mini stamp is from Sandra Evertson at Stampington
this page represents Pam's two daughter's and son~isn't that sweet!
she manages to add something similar in most combined projects
I love that she used this vintage age from a 1918 Good Housekeeping magazine,just look how crisp the colors still are!
love the Sisters stamp and the mesh fabric on top
and this one underneath with the photo - LOVE!
I need to point out here-both of these pages contain used and saved mop up baby wipes as well as painted paper toweling!
Beautiful and resourceful Pam!!!
a few in process or planning photos...
Some friends may recognize their paperdolls hanging here- I belonged to a paperdoll group several years back and we had the best time swapping!
So,I am thinking about organizing a swap through my blog- say yay in the comments if you would be on board to participate!
Shout out to the Dollie creators JoAnn Robinson,Darlene Campbell,Mary Jane Chadborne,Janet Ghio,Linda Edkins Wyatt, Shel C. and Marilou Bain.
and now on to my pages...not finished,but off to a good start!
Lynne Moncreiff's stamps used here
and this sweet girl is by LONS
Up next is my Frida page
vintage hankies are lovely for fabric journals!
one of my new MUSE stamps from Sandra Evertson
The pointed,viking,Madonna style bra!
Who wouldn't want to wear this to please their man!
(not my words,something similar in the ad!)
Distress Oxide play in the background
and the dress I cut off of a vintage doll
as I said, still in progress... I'll be sure to post when I finish my journal!
and the final photo for today...
and you thought those gals stayed for free??
No way!They had to pick their dinner!! LOL
Thanks so much for your visit~
more art retreat fun on Monday!