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Phoenix Project FundraiserLast night we held a fundraiser for the Phoenix Project.  We had a great turnout…and we had a LOT of fun.  Thanks to everyone who helped make it a big success for a great organization. Learn more about the Phoenix Project here.


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A few more photos from the trip to Capon Springs.  Here is the spring house.  The sign above the door says, “Capon Springs – called by local Indian tribes Cape-Cape-pe-pon (the healing waters) rises through 1600 feet of rock, the last 300 feet being sandstone-a natural filter.  The flow-100 gallons a minute – has been undiminished for centuries.  It’s origin unknown.” 

Wednesday night after Bingo they served a homemade pizza snack.  Yum.  It was made in their huge brick oven where they also make tons of bread which they serve at all meals.  Every morning at 8:30 the flag is raised in a ceremony and the National Anthem is sung proudly by all who attend.  Traditions are alive and well at Capon Springs.  It is such a beautiful place.

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Our final day of instructing at Capon Springs saw us working with Palette Knives.  Everyone was game to give it a try and we had fun creating some wonderful art.  Then we finally got a little time to relax and enjoyed a soak in the mineral waters at the spa.  What a treat….especially with a little Epson Salt thrown in to help the old arthritic knees.  We spent time at the Fish Pond and wandering around taking photos of this magical place and ended with the traditional weekly Bingo game. (I didn’t win.)

What a fun day!  If you get an opportunity (or you should make one) to come out to Capon Springs Resort and Farm you should jump at the chance.  It is an amazing place that is such a gift to enjoy.  Plan to come join us for the Spring Artist Retreat on May 20-24, 2018.  It will be a good excuse for you to get away and to discover all that Capon Springs has to offer!

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Yesterday at the Capon Springs Artists Retreat we created Paper Paintings.  And it was thrilling that so many came to give it a try….26 paper painters to be exact!  Terrific!!!  What fun we had creating wonderful animals, flowers and scenes using only torn and cut paper.

Then last night everyone displayed the work they have done since Sunday and we had live music for our “Art Show”.

It was terrific.  If you didn’t come to the Artists Retreat you should KICK YOURSELF!  It is so much fun.  The good news is we have dates for the one in the spring….May 20-24, 2018.  Mark your calendar NOW!

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Deb Spins 31We are still at Capon Springs teaching at the Artist Retreat.  But last night we had a special treat.  My good friend, Deborah Ray who is assisting me at the Retreat gave us an explanation and demonstration on spinning wool into yarn.

It was fascinating.  It helped us all understand the amount of labor that goes into making this beautiful yarn.  It’s worth every penny they ask for it! Thanks Deb.

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We arrived yesterday afternoon at Capon Springs Resort and Farm for an artist Retreat that will run through Thursday.  Last night we had a Paint Party that was open to everyone…even if you had never painted before.  And I think we may have some converts!

I love it when people paint for the first time and find that they can really do it!  What fun…and we had some really nice paintings come out of this group.  Today we are setting up for our first session which is and Introduction to Painting.  While we have some people coming to the Retreat that have painted for years, we have many who are new to art.  There will be something for everyone.

And look…I’m the “Artist in Residence”.  Cool, huh??!!    It’s not too late.  If you are close enough and are interested you can join us.  Just contact Capon Springs for room availability.  It’s just $99 per night and includes 3 meals and all art instruction.  Bring your own supplies or use ours for a small supply fee.  You won’t regret it.  This place is AWESOME!  Did I mention the spa and mineral springs??!!

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thX4LIGGI7We are spending today getting The Studio ready for our 3rd Birthday tomorrow.  Hard to believe it’s been three years since we converted Delilah’s to The Studio-A Place for Learning.  It’s been an amazing three years … and all because of YOU!  So to celebrate we are having a Birthday Party …. and the gifts are for you.  It’s a Customer Appreciation Celebration with 5 fabulous “Make and Take” gifts just for you as well as some terrific door prizes!  So stop by tomorrow from 5-7 pm and help us celebrate three fabulous years….eat some cake…and make a couple of awesome gifts to take home.  Thanks!

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