Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Keys 4 Art

The countdown has begun.....well, actually, I've been counting days for a while now, but since it is less than a week away, I'm really excited.  What am I talking about?  A fantastic loooong weekend in Key Largo with some of the best friends I've never met!

You know from my blog posts that I'm in several collaborative art journal groups, and our ringleader, Elena, lives in Key Largo, has a large home, owns every art supply ever invented, and somehow made  a random remark turn into reality.

A year or so back, when the first journal got underway, and I was so thrilled with the art being done in them, I commented how great it would be if we could actually get together and have some quality art time as a group.  Sounded like a nice fantasy, but Elena is a very determined woman, and she is making it happen!  I leave for Florida next Wednesday and don't return until Sunday night.  How cool is that!   Elena has lots planned, and several of us will be sharing techniques.  We also expect that some of our sisters-in-art who cannot be with us physically will join us on Skype!

I've been busy gathering together things to take, mostly art-related, but I will bring some clothes too, and finalizing my plans for what I'll be teaching.   I also made a little commemorative somethin' somethin' for everyone.....all 12 of us!

You can be sure that once I get back I'll have LOTS to share here.  Key Largo, look out!

Oh, and the very impressive logo above,  is courtesy of one of the women who is coming....the very talented and generous Valerie.

12 comments:

Elaine A said...

Eileen -

Lucky girl! Wishing you tons of fun, several Margaritas, a trunkful of art, and memories to last forever! Oh - and take lots of photos - LOL!

Elaine Allen

Lori said...

Well, I'm glad to hear that you're taking SOME clothes at least. rofl. You crack me up. This will be an awesome event, one that hopefully will continue each year! Can't wait to hear about it! I'm excited and I'm not even going!! rofl.

Scrapping Mom said...

Oh Eileen Sounds like loads of fun. Can't wait to see new techniques you learn.
Have a safe trip and have loads of fun for me.
Celeste

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh Eileen how exciting and FUN that will be!!!

Healing Woman said...

Have fun!

Nanc said...

The retreat sounds wonderful. Hope you have a great time. I know you will. We can't wait to hear all about it when you get home.

Sarah W said...

I am so jealous, I so want to be there. Next year. Have fun and have some of those margarita thingys for me. Now next year, I will bring the Duty free grog.....

We have been on this journey since the first journal, lets hope we have a new one going by the end of the year.

Diann said...

Oh, Wow! It sounds just plumb wonderful and if you were not my friend, I'd be so jealous of you!
Heck, I'm jealous anyway, but so happy you ae getting to do this! I know you and your friends will have a grand time and make fun fantastic ART...why shouldn't I sit here and be jealous!!! Diann

Linda Manning Findley said...

have a super time and will be waiting to see what fun y'all have ... Linda F

Patzee said...

Eileen, what a great escape you have planned! The logo is SUPER! May the Margaritas and laughter flow! I'll be having a drink and a creative frenzy in honor of all you crafty gals! Can't wait for all the blog delights.

Ann said...

how wonderful! I know you are going to have a fabulous time. Elena has such a lovely blog and seems like such a doll..how kind of her to host such a wonderful gathering for all of you. looking forward to hearing all about your Key Largo fun!!! I've wanted to meet blogger friends..have wonderful that you are going to have this opportunity!

2amscrapper said...

What fun! Can't wait to see your posts.