This year's Fall Art Is You Mixed Media Art Retreat has come and gone! I've blogged about this event many times over the years. It's truly an extraordinary event filled with laughter, creativity and friendship. I've never been to a more welcoming group. Click here if you'd like to read about prior events.
This was my sixth year attending and my third year teaching. I taught a full day workshop called Dress Up Your Desktop. We created master boards and then cut them up into smaller pieces to adorn binders, clipboards, notepad covers, etc.
Mixed Media Art Retreat Attendees
These ladies were a joy! Not everyone wants their name mentioned, but they know who they are, and I thank them for spending the day with me.
Dress Up Your Desktop!
Here's a peek at the samples:
It's fun to go to a meeting or conference toting unique items like these. No more boring office supplies! I brought tons of supplies for everyone to use during the class. It always tickles me to see which stamps, stencils, and dies everyone chooses.
What's fascinating is not just their choices of tools, but also color decisions… and how creative each one is in her own right.
Basically, there was color everywhere!
Student Work – Altered Clipboards, Beautiful Binders, Fanciful File Folders, and more
Here are some of the pieces Arlene made:
And some of Carole's:
Ellen was with us while worried about family back home. Hurricane Matthew was doing a lot of destruction during the Retreat. I'm so glad she was able to get there safely and create these beauties:
This next artist doesn't want to be named, but said I could share her work:
Patricia wowed us with her altered clipboards and binder covers:
Be sure to get on the Art Is You mixed media art retreat mailing list to find out where they're going in 2017 and beyond. The retreat is held in multiple locations in the USA and Australia.
In the meantime, please check out my online mixed media class with Craftsy. It’s called Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media Effects. It comes with lifetime access and a money-back guarantee! Newsletter subscribers receive an automatic discount code for the class, so sign up here for the newsletter if interested. Here’s a 2-minute preview video: