Friday, May 31, 2013

Time to Treat Yourself

What if you could be on a deserted island for a week of creative bliss?  

What if I was there to help you or just to run ideas past about your next project? 
What if you were surrounded by other creative souls all in the "zone" for a week?   A place where nobody could interrupt you or bug you, you don’t have to cook or go to the grocery store and you could be inspired by your fellow quilt artists.

I have that place.  It’s on a beautiful beach in Central California.  White sandy beaches with misty fog rolling out in the morning.   If you haven’t already guessed,  I'm talking about Empty Spools Seminars in Pacific Grove.   I love that place. I want to invite you to one of the best creative experiences you can have.  If you have never been, start saving your pennies because this is a must for art quilters.   It’s a safe environment to push out your creativity, try something new, or just stay focused.  Magic happens there -  it’s always so amazing.

Top requirements to be successful at a retreat like this:

  •     Desire
  •   Open to change
  •    Patience with yourself  

    ... and maybe a good teacher?

Oh, and don't forget,  lots of fabric.  

I am asked all the time how do I do my own, personal  flower quilt?  Well, if that interests you, this is the venue.  Once you do a detailed flower you will be able to use the same principles to do any subject matter after that.   All skill levels are welcome.

We talk a lot about color and values. How to see color and how to use it to make the biggest impact.  How to use your creative gifts, even if you don't think you're creative.  Believe me, by the end of a week at an Empty Spools event you will be and feel creative.  So check your calendar to join me February 23-28, 2014 or go to Empty Spools Seminars  for more information. 

This is the time for YOU.  Put the dog in the kennel, take the kids to the grandparents and put your husband on the sofa with a 6-pack and a sandwich or 2 and come have fun with me. 

See you there. 

Monday, May 13, 2013

My Mother Iris Was my Inspiration!

 I have been trying to post picture of my students work using my new Iris pattern. But all the pictures i took on my phone are coming upside down or side ways. This is becoming the theme of my life. Upside down and sideways.  So I made a movie instead. hope you enjoy.
Before you push play you may want to turn on your speakers. \Its a cute song.
What I like the best is that after awhile my student stopped following the pattern and did there own thing. Love it.

The retreat was held at Our House in Milford, Texas. This is a retreat center that hosts all kinds of retreats and will host your next creative adventurer.  And the food is to die for.