Monday, October 25, 2010

Caution: Artists at Play

This past weekend was the annual Portland Art Collective fall retreat at Menucha. Menucha is a retreat and conference center located in the Columbia River Gorge, just east of Portland. It's a beautiful setting and they describe themselves as a sacred space for purposeful work.

About 31 women attended the retreat and we all began trickling in on Friday afternoon. After getting my space set up, I spent the first part of the weekend designing and assembling paperweights for the upcoming PAC Open Doors Show and Sale.

The second part of the weekend I worked on a series of my Fearless Faces, in my Fearless Faces journal (a recycled atlas) and on repurposed wood boards.

Lots of time to create, visit, and play.

A couple of our members gave demos, with the opportunity to give the new techniques a try.

The artists at work, I mean play . . .

Post Script . . . .

One of my many obsessions is old paint tins and this is one I found at the Antique Mall in Troutdale. The price tag may say $1.87, but it wasn't . . . . but it was only $10!


stephanie brockway said...

Who's that strange one who still plays with dolls?? You got some great shots and captured it well.

Nelly said...

This looked like a blast! What fun to be in a room with so many creative women.

lynne h said...

oh my gosh. that old paint box... what a treasure. and i LOVE your fearless faces... they inspire me...