In 2008, my sister, Patsi, and I went to the Believe In Yourself Retreat in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, given by Kristin Steiner and Susan Edmonson! It was 4 days and we had a GREAT time, mostly just being together and working on this project above. However, we neither completed ours. As often happens, you get home, put it on the shelf and years, yes years later, you realize it's never been touched. I decided it was still not too late and was worth doing and enjoying the memories of it.
Here we are - ready for the evening!
We all received these goodies to begin our mixed media project. And yes, the cookies were delicious!!!
Our teachers, Susan and
Here is Patsi working on her project. As you can see from our table, there were lots of embellishments we used! Now the rest of my project below!
As you open the screen doors, here is what's inside! A little quilted booklet you might say. There's a little bird nest at the very top made of scrap threads.
And the back here.
These pages are fabric/paper/embellishments all combined.
Here is the flip side.
Now the close ups and details! The little booklet was made of corrugated cardboard that was the packing for some kind of tuna. Susan Edmonson found those.
Fun with paint and writings, painted laces, scrapbook paper, gesso, canvas, etc.
A little more sewing here and embellishing.
We took some things that were special to us to put in our embellished treasure chest.
We made a little side trip over to the 'Blowing Rock' and the legend. Great memories and what a fun time we had and now a finished birdhouse, too!