Aug 31, 2009

Ahhhhhhhh, ART!

The internet has opened up a whole new world for many of us. I visit blogs, read thoughts, see the work of many, many artists from around the world. In the "old" world (before internet) I wouldn't have this amazing kind of access.

There are many art retreats going on around the US. I have not been able to make one yet. Most of the time, they are just too far away. I would love to attend one, though. First, I think that being surrounded by like minded people is a must. Second, I want to be able to see, firsthand, how to do a technique. And third, I want to soak up the experience and lessons that the teacher and fellow students can offer.

Along this same line, there is a lot of art out there that I would love to own. And for the most part, good art ain't cheap. Each piece is priceless to the artist, and worth the investment. It's just not in the cards for me at the moment. So, I'll let you in on a little secret that could benefit me in a HUGE way, like a $300 of art way... By posting this information, and adding a few little links, I will be in the running for some wonderful art.

KC Willis, of Lipstick Ranch, has a schedule of classes (some online ones too) at her sweet new Studio Retreats. She found this amazing cottage, and is going to fill it up with art and artists like Joanna Pierotti and Sarah Fishburn. All workshops paid in full up front get 20% off!! And until the drawing is held September 5th (for the cool $300) those same paid workshops get one night of their hotel free here in lovely Longmont, CO!! EVEN BETTER!!

JoAnnA is going to teach an awesome workshop in May 2010 at KC Willis Studio Retreats. Her "Sacred Pockets" class will be a two-day workshop here in Colorado where she will unearth the Art-chaeologist in you. She has never taught this class before, so 10 very lucky students will be in for an incredible treat.

KC will be having a 2-day class right after JoAnnA's so you can get 2 workshops in one trip if you want to. VERY COOL.

I sincerely wish I could go. I really do. But for me, and other east coast and international gals who jsut can't make it, the online KC Willis Collage Camp is an option. You can even buy the DVDs.

So, go check all of this out. And of course I want to you post about this, I just don't want you to win the $300 in art!
hugs- Lee



absolutely beautiful beautiful pieces - i love them each - and all - it's always such fun coming over to your place - some days i just bring a sack lunch and stay a while!

Lori said...

good luck on winning exciting that would be!!!

Tam said...

I will cross my fingers for YOU LEE!

ramsam said...

I have promised my self that I too, will attend an artsy hands-on workshop before my dying breath! May we make it there soon!

Good luck on the art!


Oh this all looks amazing! I hope the best for you!! I think we all need to treat ourself to some artsy stuff now and again.