Summer has come and gone and I'm just now sneaking a minute or two to update you on the happenings of Artful Illusions and Mrs. O'Leary's. June saw the kick off of our Art Unplugged art retreat. We were pleased to have attendees from Michigan, Ohio, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and our own home state of Kansas. We began with a toast in remembrance of the loved ones that have passed this year. Art can be so healing to the heart and soul. Immersing oneself into creativity and the camaraderie of others brings a feeling of peace. Thursday-Saturday we partook in bookmaking, mixed media and jewelry.
Sunday we gathered as Mark made breakfast for all of us and then we jumped into making our story bottles. They were so much fun and everyone's looked amazing. Stayed tuned as Art Unplugged 2012 is already in the works. We will be dividing it into sessions so more can join in on the fun. (Last year was sold out.) Session 1 will be held in March 2012.