de Craftorij mini retreat, Holland 2013
Wow! What a weekend! I have just returned from an amazing and fun-filled weekend teaching at a craft retreat at the wonderful de Craftorij in Ede, Holland. I had a class of 44 (43 Dutch and 1 Belgian!) and just look at what they created in the course of a hectic, messy, painty, colourful day.
I am soooo proud of this photo :-)
The weekend started with setting up the shop:
And then on Saturday the action kicked off, and Hetty arrived with a a bag full of moustaches on sticks.
Well, it would be rude not to wouldn't it?
With Hetty (who must be held accountable for all further moustache photos).
And here we are getting started on our painty adventures for the day:
The lovely Lia (The Boss) had cake!!
Just looking over Anne Marie's shoulder here at her wonderfully colourful page.
We first 'met' at 21 Secrets and it was fab to meet up in real life!
Yay! I love to get everyone drawing!!
We even squeezed in a little stamp carving.
If you look closely you may see Linda's wonderful hand-carved house stamps.
These pages-in-progress look amazing.
Er ... does it look like I'm having fun?!
Miranda and Nancy
Ha ha ha! Linda, Soraya and Audrey demonstrating that a
lady should never be seen out in public with a naked upper lip.
It's all Hetty's fault ....!
Thanks to Lia for organising the event and for looking after us so well :-)
Big thanks to Joan. Organiser extraordinaire.....
Joan made this postcard to give out .. OMG! I'm so proud of this I'm going to frame mine!
Thank you Lia and Joan x
Big thanks also to Marleen (and Miranda) for helping on the day :-)
And time to r-e-l-a-x ......
But who's this??! Oh yes, on Saturday evening, the entertainment arrived ;-)
Time for a little drinky .....
Well, I eventually returned home after a cancelled flight, a long delay at the airport, and being flown back to a different airport (car was at the original airport of course!! Grrrrrr!), tired but very happy. I haven't taught such a large class before ( er ... I didn't admit that before the event of course LOL!) and I am immensely proud of what this wonderful group achieved and eternally grateful for their warmth and friendliness, and overwhelming enthusiasm for mixed-media art.
Until the next time! Bring it on!
With Margo :-)