Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Texas Coast Art Retreat - WOYWW 203

Good morning ALL! It's a chilly spring day in Central Texas with the wind blowing from the north! Yesterday we had sunny skies and 80 degrees!  Gotta love me some Texas!
Here's what's on my work desk today!
 Last week I returned from a fabulous art retreat with friends.  We traveled to the Texas Coast where we also had some blustery winds but nice sunshine.  Below you will see a few fun pics of our adventures. We created art journals, beach bracelets, combed the beach and ate some delicious food!  Oh my goodness,,,these gals are so much fun to hang around with!  You can call us, Sister Pat, Sassy, Queen Mary, Princess Ann, Spring Chick and Fern!

And the wind blew and blew! Sassy taught us some creative art journaling techniques!
A page from my journal! 

 Sister Pat taught us how to make beach bracelets from beverage koozies cut in rings.To see more of these fab bracelets go to Sister Pat's blog

Artists hard at work at the kitchen work table. (You will see the koozies already cut up into rings for bracelets.)
More pages from my unfinished journal!  The shell and bucket images came from a beautiful napkin.The "fencing" is a piece of burlap! My plan is to add some photos later.
Abandoned beach house (not where we stayed, thank goodness) claimed by the sea!  Pretty creepy.  See the scarf flying from the railing?  Damsel in distress?

Queen Mary shared yoga knowledge, Princess Ann shared her birding and travel adventures, and Spring Chick shared her photography/camera tips!  And Fern, aka yours truly,,,,well,, Fern made a failed attempt to show the group how to make a beaded wrap beach bracelet. More on that later!
And a great time was had by all!
To see more of what others are doing around the globe, check out Julia's blog HERE!
In the meantime, have a wonderful week and keep creating! Yeah!


  1. Sounds like you had some fun. Pretty journal pages. Thanks for sharing Carole 115

  2. What a wonderful time you must of had, great pictures. Love the cozy bracelets. I have some discarded ones, that I might just have to cut up and give this a try.

  3. Wow you had a lovely creative time.
    Thanks for stopping by earlier
    Rosie x

  4. Looks like you had fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog for WOYWW!

  5. GORGEOUS PROJECTS! Sorry to be late visiting. SueC#92

  6. This looks like an amazing time you had! Love your journal pages! Thanks for your visit, Chris#136

  7. See that you're a very busy lady:) Thanks for visiting my blog earlier!