Sunday, April 20, 2008

Asilomar Art and Soul

Heaven on earth.... that is how I describe Asilomar in California. It's located on the Monterey Bay Coast with a front yard of brilliant white sand dunes, verbena and poppy flowers, deer, and the pounding surf. My friend Beth and I attended Art and Soul- an artist's retreat.

Needless to say we had a great time- I took workshops with Daniel Essig, Sally Jean Alexander and Tom Ashman in Book Arts and Soldering.

I discovered that torching to patina copper is fun and takes a little practice.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Took my art classes to Palomar College Cactus Garden in San Marcos, CA. On Monday Ron brought an outrageous salsa and Phyllis brought the chips. My Friday classes went as well- Margaret brought donuts. We spent the time drawing, taking photos, munching, and painting.....What more do you need in life?
oh, and this is for Ron: Agave salmiana ferox!
....and thanks again for the succulent plant gifts