Create: Interweave’s new retreat is a total success!

The turn out for classes has been great, from what I have heard it exceeded Interweave’s expectations. I have heard they are definitely doing it again next year, time and location is yet to be determined. So if you didn’t make it this year, get ready for next year, you won’t want to miss it!

My first day of the retreat was spent taking a class, something I rarely do, and I am so glad I did. I took Alisa Burke’s Living Large class which was painting on raw canvas or muslin in her graffiti mixed media style. I am so envious of people who paint loosely and with a lot of gesture and passion. My painting style tends to be very controlled and illustration like, so this was a great “get out of your box day” for me. Make sure to go to Alisa’s blog to see lots of fabulous pictures of student work.

It was really fun seeing my friend Kelli Perkins in class too!

Kelli worked on 4 pieces!

The photo above is my canvas at the half way point, after getting the canvas covered with color and a few paper images added. It is all about adding layers of paint, stamps, stencils, writing, drawing with sharpies and more paint. By the end of class it looked like this.

I will keep adding to this peice, because I don’t think it’s quite done, it is about 3′ x 6′. It was soooo much fun!

Tonight, I am teaching Tea and Ephemera, hopefully I will have more photos for you tomorrow.

16 Responses to “Create: Interweave’s new retreat is a total success!”

  1. YOU GUYS ROCK! Judy, your piece is AMAZING… isn’t Alisa just AWESOME!

  2. Melissa P says:

    How amazing! It definitely has your signature style–with a huge twist. I like it a lot.

  3. Gerrie says:

    i think they should come to Portland, OR next year!!

  4. Peggy says:

    I hope they keep it in Chicago!!!!!! They took away the international quilt festival and Chicagoland needs this.

  5. Robbie says:

    Your piece is amazing!!!! It’s still you but different! Love it!! Alisa is great!! So glad you got to be a student and enjoy a class!

  6. lyric says:

    SWEET!!!!! I know you guys are having a blast!!!

  7. Jeannie says:

    Gorgeous work Judy! I love to see everyone’s smiling faces. A great indicator of lots of fun being had!

  8. Bee says:

    Your piece is gorgeous!! It is the perfect mix of your style and Alisa’s influence. I would love to be part of this next year!!

  9. Gorgeous, as we always know your work will be! I’m glad you got some time to just play.

  10. kathy york says:

    I love this piece Judy! Great job! And it looks fun too!

  11. Erilyn says:

    Fun, fun, fun! Oh boy! lots of paint and then some! I love your piece, the bird looks some fantastic – have you thought about being a tattoo artist?

  12. Lisa Walton says:

    I am doing classes with both of you in Houston and can’t wait.

  13. Rachel says:

    Lovely, vibrant colours – it looks great!

  14. Kristin L says:

    Looks like fun! Perhaps it should be located in Hawaii next time around — hint hint, nudge nudge. 😉

  15. jojo says:

    Judy – your work is BEAUTIFUL! – in or out of the box!

  16. Jane LaFazio says:

    you, kelli and Alisa! Darn, I wish I coulda been there too! LOVE your piece!!!

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