I had my yearly self-imposed Missouri art retreat this past week. Me and a few art-minded friends met at my parents house and made art. We take over the dining room table, drink (too much) wine, shop the outlets, watch and re-watch movies, and have 7 days and nights of full emersion therapy. There’s nothing like it. It’s something I’ve hoped and worked for years to create. And now I have it. It was just for the asking.
We give each other small gifts, we take long walks along curvy roads, we cheer on the Cardinals (and Dodgers this year!), we eat a lot of junk food (like insanely gooey CHEESE DIP), we dance, we sit on the dock.
We cry. We laugh. so. hard. we. can’t. breathe.
But mostly, we simply make art.
This year, I brought my new passion: homemade resin paper journal. I made my first journal about 3 weeks ago, and I’m not sure I’ll ever go back to store-bought ones. The resin paper takes on a fabric-like feel once I layer on the gesso, paint, paper, and gel medium. These are some of my pages.
I’m going to be making more journals, if you’d like one, let me know. I’m asking $10 to cover supplies and shipping. Yours for the asking.