Passions of an Odd Chick

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

An Artful Journey

I and my lovely daughter, Joli, just returned from an Artful Journey. This is a new little mixed-media piece on watercolor paper on which I practiced some interesting techniques. You can certainly see Kelly Rae Roberts' influence on this piece. Kelly Rae Roberts and Mati Rose are two amazing artists that lead us through 3 days of collage on steroids! The room soon looked like a large pinata full of paint and paper had exploded within, and it was non-stop painting, inspiration, laughing, stamping, sticking, some good tears, more laughter and lots of hugs and "you go girls" everywhere.

I will forever be grateful that Joli and I took the initiative back in July of 2009 to sign up and take the journey together. We made amazing new friendships with women from England, Canada, and Australia, and all over the United States.
(Can't wait to introduce you to their blogs and art!)
I'm a little overwhelmed with the feelings, friendships and the creative spark this kind of retreat sparked in me. It will take me awhile to process. My mind needs unpacking and the new truths I've learned need to be over-turned like fresh compost in a new rose garden - slowly, with intention and gratefulness.
I'll be back soon to show you what is blooming in my head.


Manon Doyle said...

Great piece!! Looks like you girls had a fabulous time!!

chrissy said...

ohhh peggy.
i miss you.
i totally get you in that it.s hard to express in just ONE post all that we experienced.
i love you and joli.
i can.t wait to grow our friendship.
you two are such an inspiration to me. i love your relationship. been feeling so sad that i lost my mom, but you renewed the spirit i need to have to cul*ti*vate the relationships i have with my own daughters.
thank you for that.
you are a beautiful artist and a beautiful soul.
from one odd chick to another...
huge hugs!

Beth Nicholls said...

Ahh Peggy, what a wonderful soul you are. So lovely to see your amazing relationship with Joli, and for you to have experienced AAJ together. It was an absolute delight to meet you and I look forward to welcoming you to England later this year! Will be following your blog looking out for the installation announcement :-)

danielle said...

My sweet Peggy...
Thank-you so much for sharing your words and your heart with me. The time we spent in the morning before our first class meant so much to me. You are one amazing woman and it was such a blessing to be sitting across you and your much LOVE. Can't wait to see all of your beautiful work. Missing you girls so much!
Love Danielle xox

Kolleen said...

what a gor-juss painting and i am just loving hearing all about this journey through out so many of your blogs!!!

i know how amazing these retreats can be and how life changing as well. What an incredible thing to do with your daughter. i am hopeful that i will be able to do that with all 3 of mine as they get older!!!

so anxious to hear more and see more pics! i am sure you knew instantly after meeting my dear friend Chrissy just what a treasure she is!!!

sending lots of love and hugs,

Anna-Marie Still said...

I so loved the bond I witnessed between you and your daughter. I hope that my little girl and I are able to grow and reflect that through the years! Wish I had chatted with you more!

Kelly said...

Hi Peggy! I so enjoyed talking with you and Joli over meals! Great piece you sharing here. Can't wait to hear the rest of your stories. It was truly an awesome experience, wasn't it?

DJ said...

Oh, it's BEAUTIFUL !
I love the soft blending of colors in areas...
Can't wait to hear all about your experiences.
You are a wonderful artist, kid~
Love & Laughter...

Poetic Artist said...

What a wonderful sounding trip..
I like the piece. Can not wait to see more.

kelly rae said...

i LOVE THat piece and it has YOUR creative voice all over it:)

Robin Maria Pedrero said...

well I wish I'd been there!!!

Evoke-Designs by Lorraine said...

I love your spring pallette, but I just adore your blog! You are a very gifted painter Peggy! I will for sure keep up with you.

Miss you guys! My mealtimes simply have not been the same since I met you two! Many happy memories, giggles and laughter!



Cathy (Tinniegirl) said...

I'm so glad you both decided to sign up too. It was wonderful to meet and create with you fabulous gals.