Thursday, April 7, 2016

Art With a View

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  Today we are leaving my garden and I am taking you on a little road trip with my Eastside Art Group to visit our friend Jeri's charming pink cottage and amazing art studio.  We will travel up the beautiful central California coast and drive past farms and vineyards where the leaves have turned yellow, gold and orange and up the hill to Jeri's.

Up the hill to Jeri's.

Past the vintage swing.

Past the vintage farm equipment that Jeri and her husband collect.

Around the road to her garden and studio.

Past Lolita and DC waiting on the porch for us.

Past the concrete mixer - the star of the retreat!

Some of the glass Jeri made for us to use to make jewelry in her new concrete mixer by tumbling glass bottles and china that was broken in an earthquake . She also taught us to cut glass and about dichoric glass.

Finally, we have arrived at her amazing studio.

Frankie, the Studio Assistant, was waiting to welcome us at the door.

Black cat was lounging on the studio sofa.

Finally into her studio where magic happens.

We created in her magical studio for 3 days!

Carolyn taught us about ribbon embroidery and we created pretty flowers with tiny silk ribbons - the beautiful flowers were samples she made to demonstrate.

Frankie helped Jeri with her ribbon embroidery . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . .  . . . and continued to help her.

Made jewelry using the glass Jeri made for us in her concrete mixer and created ice resin jewelry and drank a little wine.

The tumbled glass ended up looking like polished stones and we fell in love with the beautiful glass.

Linda taught us how to make bezels and solder them and then we filled them with broken glass and poured resin to hold the glass in place - I added a little cross to complete mine.
I used a tiny photo copy of one of my Rose paintings inside the other one -added glitter and then poured the resin to create the small piece of jewelry.

Decorated bottles and learned to use solder  to hold decorations in place. I used star fish to decorate my bottles and love the way they turned.

I taught a simple class on stamping, stenciling and painting on canvas bags and everyone  painted adorable whimsical canvas bags to use as gift bags, pencil bags, etc.  

Thank you for stopping by.  I sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails, comments and those following my blog.

Thank you to Jeri and her loving husband Jerry for a magical and fabulous art retreat at your beautiful home and amazing art studio. 
 Blessings,  Erin

"Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony." Colossians 3:14


Susan said...

Oh my GOODNESS. That looked like such a fabulous retreat. What a lovely venue, too. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I know for sure you had a marvelous time. Susan

zooperson said...

Boy oh boy, does that ever sound like fun. Doesn't get much better than spending time with creative friends with sweet furry friends to help out --plus a room with a view. Where do we sign up! 😊 Thanks for taking us along.


Cute photos :)
Maria V. said...

What a fabulous few days you had*** to do nothing for 3 days but create, wow it couldn't get any better than that I imagine. That pink house and studio was the best. Loved every single picture. Thanks for sharing
Happy Thanksgiving*

Sue Kosec said...

Jeri, you are one lucky soul to live where you do. Oh - and that craft room? LOVE IT.

Erin, you are one lucky soul to be invited to such a beautiful spot with beautiful souls.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mary said...

All so lovely Erin.
Hope your Thanksgiving is a very special time.
Hugs - Mary

P.S. Off to the NC coast tomorrow - gotta go pack for warm beach days!!!

Marlynne said...

Oh! It looks so magical! What a fun time I can tell!

Art and Sand said...

I don't know how I missed this one. What a gorgeous location for a workshop.