Express Yourself with Handcrafted Art

Express Yourself with Handcrafted Art

Friday, June 8, 2012

Artiscape 2012
You should have been there, European Papers (Lisa Ohmer, owner) did a fantastic job.  This was their tenth year and the theme was Steampunk.  If you have never been, you a missing a great experience as a artist or crafter. There are classes taught by artist across the global with vendor selling all types of supplies.  Checkout European Papers website for more information.  Dates have been set for Artiscape- An Artist's Gathering, a weekend of workshops and shopping at the Embassy Suites Dublin (Dublin, OH). Mark your calendar for April 19-21, 2013. Hope to see you there.
Performers at the Steampunk Gala - Saturday Night

Deborah L and I at the Mad Hatter Tea on Sunday

Lisa Ohmer at the Tea

I'm Still Here and Crafting

It has been a few months since I last wrote, life happens.  Deborah Lee(Simply Deborah's Design Studio) and I hosted our first Crafter's Retreat. The Retreat was the last weekend in March at ZaneTrace Inn in Somerset, Ohio.  The Inn can house twelve and of course there were twelve of us.
Retreat Attendee (Lisa P. is missing)

Over the weekend we taught eight classes and had fourteen Make-N-Takes. We worked with various materials (paint, metal, stamps, tiles, paper, fabric, chalk, embossing powder, leather, resins, etc).  Each attendee received a goodie bag (glad someone took a picture), the supplies of the projects & make-n-takes and a T-shirt to commemorate the event. We also had door prizes and a Grand Prize at the end of the event.
Goodie Bag Content
Goodie Bag

Retreat Shirt
Everyone must have had a great time since they have asked us when is the next Retreat. So we plan to do it again, not sure what we will do, but we will do something.