Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Who Knew Camp Could Be So Much Fun?!

I live in Oregon and have been camping every summer for many years. As much as I love camping, there is a lot of work involved...gathering wood, cooking, etc. Not so with Terri Brush's Art Camp! It was a fabulous weekend of creating, making new friends and being catered to with delicious meals!!

Look how beautiful everything looked when we arrived.

We were welcomed with our very own little
springtime themed tray of goodies to create with.
Here is mine!

 Look at the soldering and hammering station.
Doesn't it just make you want to jump in and play?!

And if that wasn't enough to inspire our creativity,
just look at this view of the beautiful Oregon coast from our window!

 I didn't take any photos of our delicious meals
but here is a peek at some yummy berries that ended up in a salad.

Amy Hanna is as adorable in person as she looks in photos.
She taught us how to make a gorgeous beaded necklace.
Amy is sitting at the right of her friend, Kelli.

 Carolyn Peeler is one of the nicest people
you'll ever have a chance to take a class from.
She taught us how to make a personalized photo book/journal.
Carolyn brought her mom along to join in the fun weekend.
Her mom is also a delightful lady!

Terri Brush taught us what she calls "molten lava" (flooding a piece with solder and then stamping it while hot to add texture).
 Terri is the lovely lady in the center.

 Here are a few pieces that I made using the molten lava technique.

My friends, Tina and Janice, and I would sometimes sneak off to the little house we were staying in (only about 10 steps away from the main house) and do a little creating on our own.

Janice was asked by Melissa Frances, one of the special guests,
to design some projects that will be featured on Melissa's eTV show.
Janice and Melissa working together.

Our friend, Christina Kuntz of Mack and Momma Art Circus Studio, made a special trip to visit with us.

 It was fun spending time with my good friends...
(photo taken by Terri's Art Camp staff)


and it was also very exciting to meet new ones!

It was a great weekend! Thanks to Terri Brush for providing such a wonderful experience for all!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Kathy, Great summary of our fantastic weekend!!!

  2. What a fun weekend! Love the pieces you created - simply gorgeous!

    Hugs, Estelle xx

  3. Oh I would have loved to have been there! Looks like you had a great time and your creations are gorgeous as always...but could have been teaching the classes : )

  4. Looks like such a fun and creative time! Love the pieces you created!

  5. I just typed up a comment, but I'm not sure if it went through...Kathy, thank you so much for saying such kind things about me. I love teaching so much, and it is always affirming to hear positive feedback like yours.
    Glad to hear that you liked Art Camp. I attended my first camp in the Fall of 2012, and quickly decided that I had found 'my people'. Just a great group of women who encourage, support and enjoy one another's company.
    I hope our paths cross again some day.


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