Monday, September 26, 2011

A weekend of Wholehearted ART!



Oh what a weekend it was...a first for both Holly and I as before this we had both taught workshops but never a WHOLE weekend devoted to scrumptious creativity with 8 gorgeous and willing lovelies! Thank you so much to Heike, Beatrice, Alice, Katie, Peg, Vanessa, Kelly and Maureen for sharing an amazing weekend with us and of course a BIG thank you to Adrian and Jenny for their generosity in sharing their home and workshop stable with us. All of the affirmations from Flora's wonderful workshop in April got us in the mood and we added our own as the weekend went on....


we started with our own personal affirmations...getting them down on canvas and letting the colours flow...


nearly 13 Beatrice attended with mum Heike for a very special mother daughter weekend although sadly Heike was battling a nasty cold...Beatrice enthusiastically showed us all how to turn off the inner critic and just go for it!!


so grateful that peg came all the way from Wisconsin to hang out with me and spent lovely time at our home with my family as well. The dolphins even came out to greet her the minute she set foot on the white sands of Jervis Bay!


hanging out with Kelly....


Bea with her bold work in progress..


a little sharing time at the end of the workshop..yeah I talk with my hands when I'm excited....


Katie talks us through the evolution of her whimsical painting..


and she also got her hands stuck into some yummy texture!


Holly's painting turned from a winged kangaroo...


to a beautiful school of fish!


Swimming the other way! Holly wins the award for most transformations of a single painting!!


we made beautiful messes...


and beautiful fabrics....


a fence full of fabrics!


then Holly showed us all the cool things we could make with them!


Time for a cuppa and a curious look around!



Beatrice talks about mum Heikes vibrant painting in progress in her absence..hope you're all better now Heike!!


then she takes us on a journey through her own amazing painting!


Vanessa talks about her luscious work....


Peg encapsulates her Australian experience in her gorgeous painting :)


Maureen was inspired by our beautiful Bay and painted jewel like colours and our very own weedy sea dragon!


Alice was inspired by her visit to Cirque du soleil to paint this beautifully playful work!



Kelly had no idea that she put her colourful self into her fabulous work until we all pointed it out!



Wholeheartedly happy!!

Hope you all have an amazingly creative and happy week!!
Lotsa Love
Tracy♥♥♥

21 comments:

Shells said...

Looks like everyone had a fantastic weekend. Thanks for sharing those pics.

Johoanna Robson said...

OMG!!! Looks like soooo much fun. Can I just say ~ I love Kelly's top! I want one. The paintings turned out wonderful. Thanks for sharing. <3<3<3

artymess said...

these look amazing .......really inspiring ...wish i lived closer I want to come too ...x

kristen said...

I whpleheartedly wish i could have been there! Looks fantastic in every way!

kristen said...

*wholeheartedly!

csweet said...

It looks like an amazing, creative and fun time! You photos look so sweet, like pure innocence. I think having fun with others is just a beautiful as the paintings :-)

Iz said...

That looks like a whole heap of fun!

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Wow! Such fun! The paintings are all so beautiful!

Clare said...

This looks like such fun - in my endeavor to loosen up I would love to spill colour all over a canvas and let rip - it looks like a very liberating thing to do.

rachel awes said...

paradise, dear tracy.
XOX

Anonymous said...

Looks like everyone had a blast, well done Tracy:)
Nina

Catherine said...

Hi Tracey. Thank you so much for you kind words on my blog and for taking the time to stop by it's lovely to meet you. Your work is just beautiful, so full of colour and life, you're very talented. I hope you have a wonderful week. xo

Painting Herself Into Being said...

Fabulous!!! What a fun and creative bunch of fantastic women! That gives me even more desire to make it to one of your weekends in the U.S.next fall. Hooray for the courage and creativity of you all!

Blessings,
Sheri

Purpletreebird said...

What a lot of fun you've had! These look fantastic, I love those bright colours!
Jess xx

penny patten said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Great work ladies, thanks for sharing!

Selah Gay said...

Fun Fun and More Fun! Happy for everyone's delightful experience! Thanks for sharing all the lovely paintings! Can't wait for us to do the same! Love Love ~Selah~

Juliette Crane said...

looks completely amazing! and how awesome to see my friend peg there with you...all the way from wisconsin :) thanks for spreading the inspiration!!! xo, juliette

cri-cri said...

wonderful all those creative woman and colors !!

violette said...

Wow - such beautiful creations......what a great event you and Holly put together for all of these wonderful creative spirits. Wish i was there!

Love, Violette

Peg Pritchett said...

You two amazing women (Tracy and Holly) out did yourselves with this super fun workshop! Keep the magic going :)

ArtfulLee Designed said...

that confirms my wish Tracey. I have to make it up to your place next time I am up at my mum and dads. this looks like an amazing workshop
Lee:)