When i got the news that i got a new job in LA, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to treat myself. I had recently read on some blog about an event called An Artistic Affaire - La maison blanche. (the white house). It was a very girly artsy mini retreat - complete with workshops, decorative touches and fun food and drink created by Kim Caldwell. Sure enough they were having another event An Artistic Affaire : Printemps(spring) - the logo is all pink and brown featuring flowers and birds - just what i need to kick start the creativity.
I signed up before i moved to LA, and spent all of memorial weekend preparing for the workshops.
There will be three workshops with three talented artists. One of them is a mosaic project. Down the street was a thrift shop that had a small but perfect selection of old plates in my current fav colour pallette - robin's egg blue or aqua with cream and white and a touch of pink. We will be creating the mosaic on a box provided by the instructor, but i could not pass up on this cute tray (for a buck!) once i know how to do mosaic - i'll surely have stuff left over - and can make a tray!
In Burbank on Sat to buy a fridge for our new place, i spied a scrapbook store. I could not resist two assorted paper packs in aqua and pink. I made good use of these in my special projects.
Since i had some supplies to gather for the retreat - i made good use of coupons to make purchases at the major craft stores. I bought a few more cute things. I am really starting to wonder when this bird obsession (been going on over a year now) is going to subside??
Here is some of that cool tape that everyone is talking about!