Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Art Camp - Part One

Art Camp 2007 is over ... and my heart is full of joy - oh not that it is over, but that it was as wonderful the second time round as that first magic long weekend, last June. It was the first weekend of winter and the sun shone brightly through four still days, the birds sang - and some enthusiastic children, at the next campsite, spent an afternoon with a karaoke machine (oh well, we needed a reminder we were still here on Earth).
Four days and three nights with warm, kind, witty and oh so talented women - the time passed so quickly. There was art chat, friends to hug, gifts galore and side trips to the hardware store, salvage yard and second-hand shop. I managed two beautiful walks on the beach, one alone and another in the company of friends.
Over the next day or two you will meet my friends, see the gifts I received and some of my art too.
On Saturday morning Jane very generously taught us some fabric painting techniques and we painted our own aprons. See the beautiful Sulea being photographed above, click on the picture to see more of the detail on her fabulous apron.
Here are some of the artists, all poised to stretch after many camera's snapped this end of camp picture.


Doreen G said...

Yeeehh you're back --can't wait to see what you got up too.

LisaOceandreamer said...

oooh, I can't wait to hear more about this and see more photos! Are some of the artists in the aprons bloggers?
I like to wear a fave denim apron when I am painting or gluing - I think I need to get one that I can paint. hmmmm!
I've missed you btw, I haven't commented for a while. Alot going on...AGAIN!

Judy said...

Sounds fab Julie, can't wait for more details.

Dotee said...

Glad you are home safe and sound my friend! Hope you and the lovely Kelly had a good trip home. And enjoyed your trip to the Margaret River Bead shop.

Great photo's of Busselton beach. And of your happy foot!

It was a wonderful trip. I loved seeing you again and sitting next to you. Seeing such a talented artist at work(and special friend). Am still coming down from the trip (and a lengthy flight delay). But have such beautiful memories of time spent with fellow artists.

I have worn your gorgeous bracelet every day since you gave it to me. And will treasure it forever.

Am sure your furbabies were happy to see you home. Esmeralda has not left my side (little darling).

Lots of love

Dotee xoxo

jessica said...

where is this place?

One Crabapple said...


One Crabapple said...

I love your foot in the water that way.

that is the koolest picture. it really feels like I am there with you for a second !