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Friday, March 11, 2011

Earthquake/Tsunami/Japan

Until now, only Hollywood could have come up with such horrifying special effects.  


 It's difficult to wrap my head around the fact that this isn't some digitized special effect. 

 I mean really, who would believe that we would see an 8.9 earthquake followed by a 20 foot tsunami that would swallow up entire cities anywhere other than on the silver screen?


This is reality.
A painting by Japanese artist Katsushita Hokusai suddenly has new meaning.


My heart goes out to the good people of Japan.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Art and Soul Retreat - Las Vegas, 2011 - Part 1

Imagine my delight when I learned that there is an art retreat held in my state, Nevada.  I was thrilled!  So after months of anticipation, the Art and Soul retreat was held during the first week of March in Las Vegas.  Yes, you heard right, Vegas Baby!

I know, I know...it sounds like an odd location for artsy fartsy types to gather and create.  After attending it myself, I think it worked to perfection.  Lavish hotel rooms, fabulous restaurants and food, tons of things to do, mild weather.

While I was attending my workshops, Hubby gambled, shopped at the HUGE outlet mall, and bombed around town in our rented Dodge Charger.  Check it out; does this look like the face of a bored art husband?  I think not.


Here's happy Hubby after he burned rubber to get me to Michaels for last minute workshop supplies.

The retreat was held at the Green Valley Ranch Hotel-Spa-Casino.  The architecture is done in an old world Italian style, really pretty.

Here's a view from the outside courtyard. 

The first night before workshops began 'Vendor Night' was held.  There were all kinds of goods to browse including artwork, antiques, and check out these cupcakes!

They were as delicious as they were beautiful.

Just amazing!


Antique Frozen Charlottes

Here are some of the goodies I grabbed at Vendor Night.  Everyone had fabulous business cards.  I really need to get some decent ones printed up.

To Be Continued in Part 2


Saturday, March 5, 2011

This Little Rabbit, Chickie and Snow Bunny Went to Market

Hubby and I were out of town for the past week.  I didn't get a chance to share the Rabbit and Chickie with you before we left.  So they have already come and gone on eBay.  Snow Bunny was on the Pfatt Marketplace.

German Style Rabbit with Basket Pack and Head That Turns

Patriotic Chick with Basket of Eggs, Top Hat and Cane

Snow Bunny with Vintage Millinery Floral Bouquet and Vintage Egg Container

Group Shot

A great big thank you to all bidders!