Wednesday, November 20, 2013

art retreat

Last September we went to the Oregon coast
for a quiet family vacation.
(More on that later.)

While we were there,
my sweet husband gifted me
the opportunity to attend one of Alisa Burke's art retreats.
I can't think of a better word than amazing
to describe my experience.

Alisa welcomed twelve artists of all skill levels
into her beautiful studio.

We were greeted on the first day with
carefully arranged pails of art supplies,
fresh flowers at our work spaces,
and delicious scones from a local bakery.

After some preliminary instruction on sketching,
we headed out to dodge a storm
and sketch on the beach.

We drew and painted and made new friends
for two and a half blissful days,
taking breaks to do some crafting (like stamp making!)
and eat amazing local food.

It was...wonderful.
I'm already trying to figure out how to make it happen again. :)

[photos 1, 9, 10, 13, 14, and 16 by Alisa Burke]


Jen Price said...

How fun! I bet that was such a treat!

Beth Morey said...

Yummy yum yum! I ADORE that photo of you sketching on the beach. Adventuress!

Debi said...

I am not at all artistic and am in awe of those who can draw and create... this looks like fun though.

Raise Them Up said...

This looks like so much fun! I sincerely hope it helped to refresh your heart and soul. Sometimes we moms really need a break like that to get in touch with things we often leave on the back burner. So happy you got to do this!! And wish I could have joined you!