Monday, February 4, 2013

Rhode Island and Manahawkin 2013

                                                          Monday, February 4, 2013

Where have the last two weeks gone?  On Thursday, January 31 I drove to Wakefield, Rhode Island with my  two friends, Stephanie and Maddy to The Folk Art Quilt Shop for a fun day with Thea Roy, where we learned to combine tea bags in our mutli-media art.

We left there at 5 o'clock to head to Tracy Stilwell's home, in Charlestown to drop off our food and sewing machines for the weekend of Baubles and Beads. It was then off to the Surfside Motel for a good nights sleep.

The next day started bright and early, eagerly awaiting  the arrival of several of our friends for the fun to
begin. What a great day it was! Linda Willis,  along with Tracy started us off with painting on water-color paper which we would later embellish with fabric and other treasures..The finished pieces were incredible.

Our meals were fabulous, with everything cooked by all the girls. Betti  made tomato soup and a salad, Stephanie made a Tunisian stew, I brought Francis' pasta sauce and a date and apple cake, Kathy made
macaroni and cheese and there were so many other good things to eat, no one left hungry!

 It's always so sad to leave, but we left with our next date on the calendar. See you all in June.
On February 2, I headed to Manahawkin and the Artsy Soul, Colleen Athens shop.

I was taking another class with Doreen Kassel on using Christmas balls and polymer clay to make beautiful

ornaments and figures. We also did music boxes; what FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I finished two pieces, a bunny and a skinny leg girl on a music box. I can't wait to paint her, ever though I love her as she is.

Doreen is a great teacher, sharing all her knowledge and tips with all her students. The pieces made were
just incredible..

Thank you Colleen for a great time!

Can't wait to see what's next.  Have a blessed week.



  1. thanks Ellen, maybe we can get together sometime.

  2. Hi Sandy ..Loved seeing you at Colleens this weekend Doreen's class was fun .. Sounds like you had a fun weekend At Tracys Too .. Hope to see you soon .. peace and love Heather

  3. Oh I'm so jealous!! You guys look gorgeous!
    Wish I was there!!