Sunday, May 23, 2010

Creative Soul Retreat - Part 3 (final)

On the third day I did a journalling workshop with Jan.  I managed to get 2 more layouts done in my journal, which feels so good.  Here's some pictures.



My pages ... I wouldn't say I'm a journalling queen, but I'm happy to have done something.


The whole Journalling class

A picture of Sue Thiel and me ... it was great to get to see each other again..

Me, Jen Crossley & Nic Hohn ... a candid spur of the moment shot.

There were so many others I got to catch up with again at this year's retreat, but totally forgot to get some pictures.  Our trivia group (me, Sue, Kyla and Karin) won the final major prize ... we all received a product from Golden - to say I was thrilled is an understatement.

Kyla and I decided to stay in Melbourne an extra day so we didn't have to rush off to the airport.  There is so many different styles of "art" around the streets, it's just fantastic.  We walked, caught trams and walked some more, but it was fantastic to spend an extra day with Kyla, knowing that now we live in different States, it's not something we're going to be able to do every day.


(1) Statues on the Corner of Swanston & Bourke Streets; (2) Electrical or Phone Box with lovely paintings on each side.

There's plenty of graffiti art in many of Melbourne's alleyways.

Kyla sitting pretty at Chinese ... our hotel was right near China Town, very handy.

The Creative Soul Retreat, which has been running for the past 2 years has been cancelled now, which is such a shame because it's not everyday that us Aussies downunder get to do workshops with those talented tutors from the States.  I am so happy with all the people I met and the tutors I got to learn from ... hopefully there will be other opportunities to do workshops with these people again.

6 comments:

Samantha Marshall said...

Looks fantstic and glad you had a wonderful time. I think there's going to be a similar retreat next year and I'm coming for sure!!!

Ophelia said...

Looks like you had a great time!! I would so love to attend an art getaway! Love your journal pages!!

thekathrynwheel said...

Ooh I love your journal pages :-) Such a shame the retreat has been cancelled, nothing like that in the UK either. Hope you are doing ok and the house move went well and that you are settled in well.

Lucy said...

Diana,
Your art from CSR is fantastic.
I'm so pleased you enjoyed your time there, and there will be more, just not in the form of the last 2 retreats.
Hope you are settling into your new home & job, and look forward to catching up woth you in the future.
Hugs Lucy

lyn said...

Great to see you back in the blogging world babe!!! Looks like you and kyla had a blast at the retreat :D Shame its cancelled hun. Your new house looks so cute and charming. Hope you is well. xx

Mara Spires said...

your pages are fabulous!!!