Muses Go Wild!

What a great adventure it is to bring creativity back into women’s lifes and re-enthuse their desire to play and make new friends and have FUN!

I love opening my little Creative Cottage for classes where women can learn new art techniques, explore their own creativity, and have a chance to just relax and laugh and share stories of their lives together!

Here are pictures of our Re–Enchant Your Muse class last week…we laughed and got messy and learned all kinds of new art techniques and made really cool inspration books…take a look!

Friend MuseGogi & Janice–Two Friends sharing an Artist’s Date at The Cottage!Georgia Muse 2Georgia (above) with her beautiful book…and Gogi with hers (below)

Muse GogiGogi finished her Owl Plushie from our class earlier in the month and brought him to play–ain’t he a HOOOOOT!

Rocky CompleteTheresa MuseTheresa uses doodling, painting, and collage (above)…and Muse Lucy adds her joy to the mix…

Muse LucyJanice MuseJanice shares her beautiful book…

We had such a fun day!…

Come on, check out my new February schedule of classes, call a friend or two, come on down and have some fun too!

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Wohooo Owl Plushies!

Ooooo… I’m sooo excited to share our latest magical adventure at The Creative Cottage! We had such a blast!!!!–giggled and enjoyed each other’s company soooo much that my fellow courtyard artist, oil painter Jack Bybee, later said that he was jealous of all the chatter and laughter and PURE JOY spilling out of my studio! It was an amazing group of talented women: Karen, Thea, Gogi, Sarah, and Barbara and we had such fun together!

The asignment was to make some very cool, colorful owlsPlushie Workshop 3And this is what came of combining felt, buttons, beads, embroidery floss, and pure imagination!

Gogi showing off her Rocky Raccoon owl…soooo cute!

Plushie WorkshopPlushie 1above is Sarah’s owl Loretta who enjoys dancing at the Maverick…and below is Barbara’s owl Hortencia who is bilingual and enjoys flamenco dancing…

Plushie 2

And Karen’s owl Cecilya who is the long lost sister to Thea’s owl

Plushie Karen

Dealya (don’t ask–it’s the stuff of soap operas!)Plushie Theaand here is the whole group hanging out–with Gogi’s owl Rocky Raccoon on the far left… Plushies Plushie Workshop 3What a HOOOOOOOOT!!!!!!

We had a wonderful time together and the hours just flew by–each owl is so distinctive and unique–just as all the artists are! I love you all–thanks for coming to play at The Creative Cottage…come on back for more fun very sooooon!

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New Year, New Creative You!

I love the surge of creativity every one seems to be experiencing at The Creative Cottage in the New Year (and since the “End of the World As We Know It” didn’t happen–whew!)…we had an amazing time making our New Year’s intention booksGeorgia, Lucy, Deb, Theresa, and Marnie shared a beautiful afternoon painting and designing paper vessels for our New Year’s dreams and hopes. Interior Intentions BookWe folded and painted watercolor paper into pockets and used painted and decorated shipping tags to write our dreams on…

Exterior Intentions Bookand collaged the back side. I love how each of us created a different vessel to match our various intentions…here’s Georgia’s

Georgia intentionsand Lucy’s

Intentions Lucyand Deb’s

Intentions Debit was such fun!  Why don’t you come on down to The Cottage to play one day soon? Check out my classes and call to reserve a seat!Intentions WorkshopIntentions workshop 2Each of us feels we have some wonderful support as friends to encourage eachother toward our dreams! Happy New Year! Happy New Creative You!

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Happy, Happy Creative New Year!

Greetings Funsters! Happy New Year!

Hope you had a really lovely holiday and are looking forward to an amazing year of fun and friendship!

The Creative Cottage is the place to leave the cares of the world behind while you play and exercise your creative spirit. I’m excited about offering some wonderful new classes this New Year–mask making, papermaking, and a once a month, on-going Wake Up Your Muse play club designed to recharge your creative spirit, re-enchant your creative muses, and get you jazzed about making art again. The first session is Saturday, January 19th from 10 to 12:30 and I have a few seats left–call me to sign up! Give yourself the gift of some “you” time this New Year!

Exterior Thea BagInside Thea Bag

And speaking of gifts…I just have to share with you this beautiful gift from my friend Thea Russell.

Thea is an incredible soul who blends many talents–artist, musician, singer, yoga teacher, humanitarian–and has shared so many wonderful gifts with The Creative Cottage and the Girlz With HeART program I sponsor. This magical pouch now holds some of my creative intentions for 2013  with my heartfelt THANKS to Thea and all my generous friends who have brought everything from spare paints and art supplies, little space heaters, and  delicious cookies to share at The Creative Cottage. I LOVE this little village of creative souls who have kept my wild dream of a safe and nourishing place for women to explore and express their creativity alive & thriving for two years now!

I am soooo greateful to each and every one of you, near and far, who have believed in me and The Cottage!

THANK YOU! And a Very Happy, Happy Creative New Year to all!

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