To me, one of the best things about an art retreat is what I like to think of as the "after effect". This is the mode that I seem to go into, for several weeks (and sometimes longer) after seeing all the creative classes, swaps, etc. Its seems to energize my creative spirit. Gives the ol crafty mo-jo a kick in the tush (and frankly, mine needed it!).
I starting working on a small assemblage piece. Not sure if it will be a wand or a wall hanging yet. And I see things that I can improve on on the next piece. And it feels great to actually be back in The Studio again.
I even drug out a Moleskin that I had bought (when I started taking an on-line course at Paper Relics. Hope's on-line course is really fun, btw. I enjoyed her course very much.
Benefitting from the creative energy off of everyone else in an art retreat is just one of the rewards of attending. And I don't even take the classes, just imagine what I could do if I had. LOL. I know many mention that to get out of their comfort zone is sometimes difficult, but if you make that leap, I'm sure you will find the rewards are many.
Well, I'm off to finish tweaking my assemblage piece. What do you think Wand or Wall Hanging? You know I always want your thoughts!