Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New pumpkin and Fun workshop!

My latest hooked pumpkin went to live with Amy Hanna, hopefully delivered by Pam Garrison who came up to Solvang and did a wonderful workshop with fellow artist Jennifer Mercedes.

got some new owls stitched up..these have a pocket on front with a baby owl "nesting" taken on our front porch with beach rocks and pumpkins..

Here is the lovely and entertaining Pam Garrison doing a Demo at the Art Clinic on Sunday....

And multi-talented Jennifer Mercedes working on an art journal on Monday. Such generous teachers- we all enjoyed an art filled weekend, lots of painting, a little collage, a bit of rummage shopping,  Mexican food, cupcakes, and more.

Pam's wonderful embroidery pieces were for sale..

and Jennifer's whimsical paintings....

Pam brought her wonderful art journals for us to look at...

and here's Syd with one of her journal pages in progress...

happy girls...Pam holding the painting I was working on before it got all covered up with layers of paint....

My "M" painting was the first project I worked on. Pam did the background for me as I missed the first day due to my store duties at our plumbing store. Everyone did such fun, colorful and different things.
Pam and Jennifer shared so many techniques and painting tips with us that we were all filled with inspiration to last a year at least! A great workshop with wonderful talented ladies at every table. Grateful for being able to attend the Art Clinic festivities! 


Grace said...

Mary, You live the best life full of fun, friends and creativity! Your M painting is so nice. You know my last name starts with "M"! Love the pumpkin too.

Marie said...

Love the hooked pumpkin!
It looks like you guys had so much fun and right there in the magical little place of Solvang.
Art+gifted artist+beautiful place=
Heaven : )

Pixie said...

It all looks so wondeful looks like a great day....i love the art journals.
And the pumpkins are a joy
Autumnal hugs from across the ocean.
Pixie x

Mary Stanley said...

Thanks every one for your sweet comments! Always appreciated!

Jacky said...

This looks like SO much fun!!! I love your colourful "M", that will look great in your studio.

So much to see it.

Jacky xox

A Magical Whimsy said...

I have Pam's 'Happy Day!' pattern...I adore that design!
Thank you for sharing!