Art Camp Virgin No More
A little over a week ago I was surrounded with loving friends, making art every day, dining on delicious morsels of lovingly prepared food, walking the beach taking in nature's bounty, and filling my heart with laughter and rejuvenating my spirit….sound like heaven???? Yes, I was at Terri Brush's Art Camp in Lincoln City, Oregon.
Ten of us friends all gathered in one beautiful beach house at Art Camp…..such giving souls. Trick or Treat came early to this small town on the Oregon Coast as artfully designed totes, a collaborative between Diana Salvucci-Smith, Sandy Navarro and Vickie Orlando, were gifted to each person. The totes were soon filled with gifties each one of us brought to share in celebration of our treasured friendships. Diana Salvucci-Smith created the beautiful beach fairy necklace for each of us (see above).
The three vacation homes you see above housed all the camp participants. Ours was the sweet little blue house in the center. Terri makes each guest feel so very special and pampered. Look at the cute name tag that welcomed me on the door of my bedroom along with a Victoria Secret bag on the bed complete with delightfully scented body cream. Thank you, Terri, everything was perfect!
A gathering of my art sisters in our little Blue House…Jan, Diana, Cindy, Charlene, Joy, Sandy, Vickie, Laurie, Lori, Doreen and Kadee.
We had the usual fun of taking photos of all of us. Top photo of our host and instructors: (L to R) Terri Brush, Colleen Moody, Natalie Summers Hansen
Then we have a photo of Thelma and Louise who insisted hanging out with us and getting into all types of shenanigans.
Third photo: Charlene, Me with the big nose, and Doreen….such fun.
Look at the fantastic projects we worked on during the three days. The day spent with Terri was filled with playing with fire and solder making slider beads, soldered focals and wrapping it all up with leather cord….loved it!
For two glorious days we played with Colleen Moody in designing wonderful sculpted mystical creatures. We played with paper clay, sculpted, sanded, painted, and dressed each creation with glee.
Fabulous witch's hats complete with lights were created in Natalie's class. I have mine displayed on my kitchen table now with one of Colleen's little witches standing guard nearby.
Look at the sampling above of the diverse creations that resulted from Colleen's class…..amazing!! (from L to R) Awesome vulture queen by Lisa….this piece was jaw-dropping amazing in person….really!!!; Diana Salvucci-Smith; Joy Campbell and on the bottom we have Miss Sandy Navarro and her sweet girl.
These are the woman who kept us fed with wonderful food, our houses well equipped with fresh linens every day and goodies. Thank you to all.
Walks on the beach with friends, or in solitude, were very welcomed and so fulfilling and nurturing to me.
And of course we did our share of shopping. We first all met in Portland at Monticello's for an amazing shopping spree and lunch. And then later at Art Camp, I purchased this fabulous doll(s) from Colleen.
This 4-day, little slice of heaven, respite was just what this girl needed. If you haven't experienced Terri Brush's Art Camp yet, I encourage you to do so…..just the best gathering of art sisters ever!!