|Here I am chatting with my classmate, Irene, a lovely artful soul.|
Now- you might be wondering why a full time artist needs to go on a retreat at all. Most people think that I just get to paint and play all day with my art supplies and watercolors. Unfortunately, if you want to make a living as an artist you have to spend at least 50% of your time marketing your art.
Moreover, because I have two school age non-driving kids living with me, that art/marketing time is also shortened by the other demands of my life leaving me with precious creation time.
|Here I am with Seth Apter, our wonderful art adventure tour guide.
Mixed media (and acrylics in general) are a pretty messy business.
Since this paint (once dried) will absolutely not come off your clothes,
it is imperative that you wear an apron. (btw, you can get an apron on etsy
AND you can get a coupon for the etsy shop here→ get coupon )
Art is a luxury
So, I consider it an absolute luxury to hand my kids some cab money for their travels, power down my computer and ignore my cell phone unless I feel like it. From 10 till 3, we played and experimented with art techniques taught by the fabulous Seth Apter
About the Instructor, Seth Apter
Now if you have never taken an art class with Seth Apter, check his schedule and try to make a point of it. He teaches at many locations around the world due to his professional associations with Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine, the Ink Pad and elsewhere.
Aprons for Crafting (or cooking..)
Although I try to keep a low profile at these events, my apron usually garners a lot of attention and I often end up selling a few to the other artists after (or during!) the retreat. Here are some of the artsy aprons I have in stock.
Aprons for Women- silky machine washable with pockets for your smart phone!
Questions for discussion…
Which is your favorite apron? 1, 2, 3 or 4?
Have you ever been on an art retreat?