Art Getaway - I will never forget

An Art Retreat on Bainbridge Island with two of my favorite Artists? What could be better?

When I found out that Serena from Nurture Your Creative Seed was hosting an art retreat with Junelle Jacobsen and Christy Tomlinson, I called my husband straightaway. 

Being a supportive husband he said "Book it!". I immediately messaged Serena and found there was still room! Since taking my Utah art trip, I dreamed of going on an art retreat that lasted more than a day. This was simply providential. The perfect teachers and the perfect location. We have family in Washington state and were in desperate need of another road trip.

I didn't document the retreat like I should have, because I was so involved in all the artsy fun. But I did manage to take a few photos along the way. 

Look at the treasure Junelle found! Isn't it the cutest little Lamb head?

This was the trip of a lifetime! Christy and Junelle were delightful teachers and Serena spoiled us rotten. I even met a few friends along the way. If you ever have the chance to go on one of Serena's retreats, take it! You wont be sorry. 

Look at all these beautiful and talented Ladies!

Photo with my fabulous art teacher; Junelle

Somerset Workshop - Junelle Style

When I found out Junelle Jacobsen was going to be featured in Somerset Workshop magazine, I knew I had to get my copy as swiftly as possible. To my delight, 39 pages were dedicated to Junelle. She showed how to create 5 unique mixed media projects along with more inspiring photos of her art work. I rarely spend money on magazines, but this magazine was chalked full of so much crafting inspiration, I couldn't help myself. It was Love at first sight.

My take on one of Junelle's projects in the magazine

Have Brushes, Will Travel

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I had the privilege of connecting with fellow artists back in August, and I was in need of some protection for my brushes while they traveled. After searching the web for the perfect solution, I found the sisters from "The DIY Dish". They don't make videos anymore, but in their archives was the perfect solution for my brushes: the crayon roll.

The way Kim and Kris designed this crayon roll was super easy which made it the perfect candidate to customize it to the size I needed. The instructions were really simple and fast. It only took me a couple hours to complete the day before my trip. 

I am thrilled with how this brush roll turned out and it even fit in my art bag! The flower fabric used is from Joel Dewberry's Aviary 2 collection in Bloom (granite). The fun egg dots fabric I found in my stash seems to be discontinued. The yellow ribbon was 3/8th stitched satin ribbon in the color Summer Starfruit by Stampin Up.

Check out the DIY Dish's youtube channel. They have many more fun projects to share.