Art for me has always been about community and connection. I could never be the type of artist that stays isolated in the studio. Whether it is through online interaction, art collaborations, or actual in-person meet ups, other folks are always close by. For this, and so many other reasons, the Art is...You retreats have always held a special place in my heart.
They say you always remember you first and I have had a lot of firsts at Art is...You: first retreat as a student in 2010, vendor in 2011, and instructor in 2012. And I can barely contain my excitement to attend and teach at my first international retreat this August: Art is...You Australian Mixed Media Road Show.
These retreats are so special and unique in large part because of the two people who developed and run the whole show: Sallianne McClelland and Ellen Legare. They work hard year round so that all the attendees and instructors have the time of their lives.
If you have attended one of their retreats, you already know what I am taking about. If not, pick up the current issue of Mingle from Stampington & Company.
Rice Freeman-Zachery Freeman has written a very special feature about Sal, Ellen and the Art is...You family. It is sure to make you want to join the family too!