Case of Curiosities
Last week I had the pleasure of hosting my second retreat with Roxanne Evans Stout at Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, New Mexico.
I have fallen in love with the venue and all it's special touches.
This time I stayed in Mabel's room at the top of these steps. I even had another sighting of Mabel's ghost...but that is a story for another time.
A talented group of artists joined us for the workshop...
...for gourmet meals...
...for artist studio visits (here at the studio of Lyn Bleiler)...
...for gallery visits (here with at Two Graces Gallery)...
...and for treasures hunts too.
And of course there was our quest for buffalo.
We gifted the participants with one of a kind supply bundles.
and were often in the workshop room past midnight, creating magic.
Roxanne taught us all how to make victory shields...
and books of scraps.
Individual projects were set up all around the amazing work space
and ultimately housed in everybody's unique Case of Curiosities.
I was fortunate enough to be able to create along with all the participants and here are just some of my completed pieces...
My own Case of Curiosities
We woke to snow on the last day, proving that Mabel Dodge Luhan House is special no matter the weather.
Roxanne and I are returning to Taos and MDLH in October to hold the retreat a second time this year. We are full but feel free to email me at shap97@gmail for more info and to be added to the waitlist.