About a year ago I stumbled on to some wonderful blogs and found out about "art retreats" that take place all over the country....Silver Bella , The Paper Cowgirl , Artistic Affaire , Petticoats & Parasols are a just few. I dreamed and wished about attending one of these wonderful events ....but I was intimidated...not to mention there is never enough time and money...know what I mean? Then I found Chantal Johnson's blog Wishblooms and saw that she was going to be hostessing Tidbits & Tassels....it was in driving distance, it was affordable and I have family nearby so I wouldn't need a hotel...it was Perfect! So I made plans to attend....I was going to step outside my comfort zone and go all by myself....but at the last minute I convinced my friend Yuki to go with me...and I am so glad she did because we had a blast! Chantal's home was beautiful....there were pretty things she has made everywhere you look...and her studio is Unbelievable! We had awesome projects, and great food...but the very best part was meeting the other talented ladies who I now can call my friends! I was encouraged by Jodie of Everything Vintage (one of my most favorite blogs) to share my story here on my blog...because I had explained to her that it seems that whenever I sit down to do a post...I go blank! So I hope that you can understand that I am not used to writing much....but I hope to get better at it. Anyway...I am sooo glad I went ...I am so inspired! I will share pictures of the projects I made while I was there sometime soon. Oh ...and there is a new retreat coming up in October that will be in Abilene, Tx called High Cotton .....anyone wanna go???
My passion for crafting goes back more than 20 yrs. I love it all..embroidery, watercolors, stamping, making mini books, and making paper flowers. I also love all things vintage, and love to use them in my crafting. I used to scrapbook when my children were small... but now my son is almost 14, and my daughter is almost 24. I currently teach classes at the Scrapbook N More in New Braunfels, and Stamp Antonio in San Antonio, TX.