Thursday, November 5, 2015


Hi Everyone.
I'm a little behind on posts.
I'm still trying to unpack from my last art retreat.
We all got together again to laugh, cry, create art, eat, laugh, cry, eat, create art.
I was also shown the art of going to tag sales and antique shops.
Not all antiques are old!
We had an amazing time.
+Pam Wildeboer  and Sherie +Sherie Eddy rented a house in Michigan on the lake.
It was beautiful.
Tons of room for all our supplies.
Today I only have pictures from my cell phone.
I took 295 pictures with my camera.
I'm still going through them.
+Pam Wildeboer brought a selfie stick.
I've never used one but it worked out great since my arms are so short.
I can never get everyone in the picture.
These were taken at the lake.
With Pam

With Sherie and photo bombed by Jackie!
Love this funny.

Pam and Sherie taught us how to make dolls.
I didn't think I would like it but it was so much fun.
I think I may be making a few tiny robots next.
Here is my doll.
I will have pictures of everyone's dolls in my next post.
She did have a spider hanging in the back but it fell off.
Both sides and back of her head I used the Spider stencil (TCW) and black modeling paste to add more details to her head.
I brought Yupo, India inks, high flow acrylics, and The Crafter's Workshop stencils and showed the girls how to use it.
That was another surprise.
I didn't think they would like it. They loved it.
Again, more pictures in my next post.
Here are three paintings I finished at the retreat.
Each one I used a couple of The Crafter's Workshop stencils.

The best part of these Artsistas' weekends is that we have so much fun and get to create amazing art.
We feed off each other and end up with lists of what we want to buy and create next.
Can't wait until the next one!
I've grown to really love my Artsistas!
They are truly a blessing.
More to post soon!
Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. You are the best! These pics are awesome, the art you created is awesome and I am so looking forward to our next adventure :) love you to pieces xoxoxo

  2. What a fab time with 3 of the most creative ,sister wives I know and the most handsome man with a bitch mobile!! heehee
    Fabulous doll Karenliz! And thank you thank you for the Yupo lesson!! xoxo

  3. Loving these photos and your paintings, Karenliz. I am envious of your facility with abstract - they are so beautiful! And what a wonderful thing your art retreat was, I'm sure!

  4. Hi Karenliz. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! I loved reading this blog post. I have met Jackie through blogging and I love what you guys do when you get together and hang out! That is such a wonderful way of sharing your friendship, ideas and art together. I also am part of a little group of gals that craft together. We try to meet at least once a month. That girl time is the best therapy ever! Love your doll. She's so artsy and creative! Beautiful job on her.

  5. I always love your canvas work but the art doll is amazing, love it, Angela x


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