Southern Gals Designs. Let me admit that Tiffany and I have been communicating over the interwebs for YEARS without every actually meeting, despite us living only 45 minutes away from one another (ridiculous, I know!)
Here's a rundown of all the fun and creativity that was had.
Golden Paints to try out and play with.
Mindy Lacefield (instagram, etsy, facebook, youtube, pinterest). The paintings all started out with the same basic, weirdly alien shape.
I learned so much from those ladies about not over-thinking your art, using what you have, learning new skills, and being a genuine person. I will admit that I was nervous about going on the retreat and meeting new people, but these ladies made me instantly feel welcome. Thank you Tiffany, Debbie, Amie, PJ, Tina, and Lindsey for everything you brought to the table. It was a real pleasure and loads of fun!! If you want to see more pictures of our arty adventure, we all shared using the ArtAtTheBeach2016 hashtag on Instagram.
To close out this post, here's a look some of the art journal pages I finished.
I decided to have an intro page to show what I made at the retreat.
I really like how this one turned out for the most part.
Though a little blurry, this one used some of the golden acrylics and then an adult coloring book flower that I cut out.
This was the work-along page I did with Tiffany.
This was the last page I worked on during the retreat. I'm still not sure if it's done.
Finally, thank you to Tiffany for sharing her passion enough to host the retreat. I had so much fun and learned so much. I can't wait for the next one!
I definitely encourage all of you to break out of your shells and either go on a retreat or take a class that's out of the norm for you. I think I would have regretted not going on this adventure and getting my creative juices flowing. It was well worth the waves of doubt and social anxiety that preceded the weekend,
Have you ever done something like this before? It was worth it wasn't it?