I have been super fortunate for the 4th year in a row to attend The Makerie, a creative retreat. For the past two years, it has been The Sweet Paul Makerie (last year in NY and this year in PA) as in the Sweet Paul Magazine. Ali DeJohn is the creative genius behind these retreats. You get to take two half classes a day for two days. Delicious breakfasts, lunches and a dinner refuel you along the way. Stunning settings, amazing teachers and very crafty creative women all get to spend a weekend in the Spring together.
This year was in Philly at Terrain and the headquarters of Anthropologie/Urban Outfitters. Here are the classes I took this year:
Terrariums and Foraged Wreaths at Terrain with Megan - She is an artist who paints with flowers and plants.
Inspired Tables with Matthew Robbins - He is the most talented down to earth famous person I have ever met. (Ok, I haven't met many but he is still one of the kindest and nicest.)
Stitched Organic Botanicals with Ann Wood - She is a fiber artist who had us make delicate seed pods from silks and a vintage wedding dress! To die for lusciousness.
Watercolor Correspondence with calligrapher Meredith Langer of Merely Mere and Ann DeMarco-Mills of new old fashioned - I discovered calligraphy and lettering while using watercolor as a most beautiful backdrop.
I am recharged and inspired. I got to play with my daughter, Hannah who is in most of these photos, and my dear friend Kate, who has been my partner in crafting crimes for over 7 years now. Thanks to everyone I met this year who in some way, big or small, helped fuel me on my journey towards spreading creative goodness. Cheers to you!