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Jeans FLowersI have a beautiful friend in Nashville who posted a photo of a lovely little wildflower arrangement that she made this week and she was kind enough to let me use it for a painting.  I love the simplicity of it.  Thanks Jean for sharing this with us!

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Bach Party AprWe had a WILD Bachelorette Party last night at The Studio.  They were ready to party and paint….and that they did.  Great work everyone!

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wp-1490612878336.jpgThis is the painting that we came up with for a recent private party and it will be a great one for our May 6th Paint Party too!  Who wants to paint this one? Click here to register.

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Bach PartyWe had a terrific Bachelorette Party at The Studio last night.  The girls came from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and other parts of Virginia to celebrate the upcoming nuptials.  And since the wedding will be outdoors with the mountains as a backdrop and the wedding party carrying wildflowers that is what we created.

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11412276_10204656261621572_4660760256200254239_nHere is a recap of the Wildflower Retreat as seen by Suzanne McMinn.  This is what she posted on her blog today.  Be sure to click and take a look….loads of great photos and you will see Maya – the tutu wearing goat!

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CITR Retreat June 2015 Painting CITR Retreat EaselsThe Wildflower Retreat at Sassafras Farm (Chickens in the Road) was a fabulous success!  We had so much fun learning all about wildflowers and all the things we can do with them from pickling, to frying, to making jelly and infused oils, and much, much more.  And of course, we painted wildflowers too!

And if you missed out on all the fun there will be another Wildflower Retreat in the fall – September 12-13, 2015.  Check that out here.

These ladies were loads of fun and we laughed constantly.  Thanks ladies for making this Retreat such a delight!

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Wildflowers Along the Road, acrylic on canvas

Wildflowers Along the Road“, acrylic on canvas, 8″x10”.

Reference Photo by Suzanne McMinn, www.chickensintheroad.com

Reference Photo by Suzanne McMinn, http://www.chickensintheroad.com

This is a demonstration painting for an upcoming retreat that I will be teaching in West Virginia that’s theme centers around wildflowers.

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Ever dream about getting away with friends to enjoy a couple of relaxing days of fellowship and creativity?  Well here is your chance.   There are three exciting retreats scheduled that offer you a wide variety of creative and learning  opportunities – 1 in Virginia and 2 in West Virginia.  Check them out and invite your friends to join you.

April 10-12, 2015 – “Find Your Creative Self Weekend Retreat” at The Studio in Front Royal, Virginia

Cigar-Purse-samplesSpend a weekend creating!  We are offering a schedule packed with terrific projects that you will be thrilled to learn to make and at the end of the weekend you have loads of new creations to take home as well as new knowledge you can apply to future projects.  Make a felted pin, a cigar box purse, glass yard totems, crochet a mug mat, learn to paint, make an embellished sweatshirt jacket and learn more about Pinterest.

Click here for more information and to register.

 

 

 April 25-26, 2015 – SOAP-CRAFTING & CROCHET at Sassafras Farm, Clio, West Virginia 

Crochet BathThis retreat will be two full days, from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m. each day, with themed workshops centered around treating yourself with some old-fashioned DIY style and indulgence. Soap-crafting workshops will focus on the art of melt-and-pour soap with a variety of styles and designs as well as crochet crafts related to the bath and learning to paint as well.  For more detailed information on this retreat click here.

 

 

 

June 13-14, 2015 – WILDFLOWER POWER   

Embroidery Wildflower Sampler

Embroidery Wildflower Sampler

Get your wildflower power on! This retreat will be two full days, from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m. each day, with themed workshops centered around flower power! We will pick flowers then make some wildflower jelly, create wildflower syrups and infusions, bake with wildflowers, make candles with flowers, embroidery wildflowers as well as paint them.  For more information click here.

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Embroidery Wildflower Sampler

Embroidery Wildflower Sampler

For the past few weeks I have been working on demonstration samples for several upcoming retreats where I will teach.  We will be doing all kinds of creative things from painting to crochet to embroidery to sewing.  Trying to get all this done while also keeping up with my regular classes has been hectic.

Here is a little “Wildflower Sampler” in embroidery that we will be doing at a Retreat this summer at Sassafras Farm in West Virginia.  It’s very sweet!

More details on the Retreats in West Virginia coming soon.  Here is a link to the Retreat coming up at The Studio.

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