Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Artful Journey 2011 Sneak Peek


So, what a trip!  I flew through Dallas and was delayed in Dallas for more than three hours. First it was due to weather in the San Francisco area; that accounted for two hours.  Then they decided the weather had cleared enough, loaded us all on the plane, taxied out to the runway, and then turned around and went back to the gate.  "Well, folks, we've had an unknown malfunction warning pop up, so we'll have to have the mechanics check it out for us. I'm sure it will only take a few moments!"  An hour and 15 minutes later, all spent sitting in the plane, the unknown malfunction warning had finally been taken care of, and we were on our way. 

Leah picked me up at the airport and we headed for some lunch before driving on down to the retreat center.  And it rained, and rained, and rained some more!  And it didn't stop raining until Sunday, and there was even some snow thrown in there for good measure!  I'll share pictures of that with you later this week!

So for today, since I haven't had a chance to photograph any of my finished pieces yet, here is a peek at some of the paste papers I painted on Friday.  What a fun, messy process! And Albie is such a fun, wonderful teacher!  I can't wait to try more here at home.  The top piece is the uncut size of Utrecht paper we worked on, 12" x 18".  The bottom photo is some full size Utrecht pages and some smaller Stonehenge pages. The two smallest turquoise edged pieces are little pieces I painted at DJ Pettitt's background painting demo table Friday night.  All these yummy papers and then some became books.  More on those when I get a chance to photograph them this weekend!

5 comments:

peggy gatto said...

Well, you just brightened my morning!!
Your art is gorgeous!!!
I was in Jesse's class, it was a great retreat!!!

Kelly Warren said...

Thanks Peggy! Jesse's class looked like lots of fun too.

Robin Norgren said...

these are so gorgeous! they are their own pieces of art!

Kerri said...

hey! i love in dallas. if only i had known, we coulda met up for a coffee at dfw!! ;)

Martha Lever said...

Hi Kelly! I drooling over the paste papers!!!!