Hello all my awesome bloggy friends,
First of all I want to thank all of you for your continued support in the way of comments. You are all so amazingly sweet and it's absolutely my pleasure to supply you with graphics. I wish we could all get together and craft and play, like I did last weekend, as I get so inspired by all the different styles and methods in which you all craft. Last weekend was ARTzona, part deux in which ladies from all over the country got together and basically "played." I mean let's call it what it really is......we played, some more seriously than others, but it was pure enjoyment. There were ladies from Ohio, New York, Michigan, Utah, California, Oregon.....literally all over the country, and I felt extremely privileged to be amongst them. There were some extremely talented artists there and it was all I could do to stand by quietly and watch them work.....I just wanted to gush praise upon them........how annoying would that be? So with that said, this post is large with images, so please enjoy and consider joining "ATC's for ALL" so you can be able to come to this event. There is a disclaimer though........next year they are limiting the amount of ladies so that we may have more crafting space, so join up and keep your eyes out for the notification about this event next year.
|This is a view from the furthest front left corner. When those|
who didn't opt for the "day trips" stayed there were probably
20 of us, but when everyone was present there were close to
50 of us.
|Demo's were going on in the back of the room.|
|Some ladies had fun on the second day wearing goofy hats|
or head decor.
|There were many "fine art" ladies there and they did amazing|
watercolors, but this image shows that they didn't always craft
there was lot's of drinking going on in the later hours.......they
definitely knew how to have a good time.
|This lovely lady, whom I didn't get a picture of, sat directly|
across from me. Her name is Sharon and she's one of my new
good friends because I only pick the best to be my friends!
She lives here in Arizona so I'll be seeing more of her for sure.
|There was a lot of frenzied trading going on with everyone wanting|
everyone else's art.......so much fun.
|Our hostess, Trina, set up this lovely display table of various|
art she's collected from other artists. Of course I had to display
some of my sculpts cuz I'm just pushy that way......
|Trina displayed her book of trading cards and other artists put|
some of their different mediums on display as well.
|There were lot's of different versions of art dolls.|
|The types of markings made for zentangles|
look like the various embroidery stitches such
as "bamboo," "daisy chain," etc. Please
google zentangle images and you'll be treated
to some amazing art.
|Each attendee received a bag decorated|
with vintage Arizona Highways magazine
pictures and filled with so many goodies.
|This is my amazing baby sister, Jen, who|
helped organize this event. Yes, she's wearing
a silly hat. Up close the hat looks like the
rear end of an ostrich......very funny.
|Some of the ladies caught in action. The gal|
with blond hair is Amy Sargent from Oregon.
She had some amazing ATC's to trade and I was
fortunate enough to get one.
|These are some of the "chunkies" I traded for. I was blown away|
by the one in the lower right corner of a horse head. It was drawn
and made by the daughter of our hostess Trina, and she's only
9 years old. Her talent is amazing!
|These are the various arches I received in trades. I|
can't say enough about the talent of these ladies.
|These are some of the ATC's I got in the trading wars.|
|I have to spotlight this lady....she's absofreakinlutely|
amazing. Her name is Ruth Morris, from Albuquerque
and I'm definitely going to start learning more about
her. This piece is watercolor markers, but her
illustrating talent is off the charts.
Well I hope you enjoyed my piccy's. I had a great time, and will definitely plan on attending next year. As far as the snarky lady talk there, well, all I'll say is that whatever was said there......stays there! It was so much fun.