It's that time of year again, when my great friend Elena opens her home (and her heart) to her lucky art pals, for a week of creativity, friendship, great food, and unending fun. Three years ago we started out as virtual strangers, knowing one another only through online groups. Elena brought us together, and now we are ready to begin our third annual get together in the Florida Keys. The group has grown, and now two of my best local art friends are part of the excitement. Teri started coming last year, and for Pat, this is her first time. We are on the same flight, and will be heading south early tomorrow morning. Woo Hoo!
We've always made little gifts to bring for everyone, and this year we decided keep it simple and alleviate stress. So instead we've all made postcards for everyone, highlighting where we come from (and we come from all over the US and Canada). I'm sure all my fellow travelers are way too busy packing (and some are already on the road) to look, so here is what I've done:
The front is a photo collage (done the old school way, cut and paste, no Photoshop skills for me!)
Nothing much left to do but wait. I am more than ready. And the overstuffed suitcase that weighs in at 45 pounds is mostly full of art supplies. I think maybe 2 of those pounds represent clothing.
Click HERE to see what happened in the Keys in 2011 (that will take you to the first of MANY posts).
And HERE for the first Keys4Art, in 2010.