Friday, April 7, 2017

Case of Curiosities

Case of Curiosities
March 2017

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.

17 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

Thanks for all the great photos! SO Nice = )

Jo Murray said...

LOVE those 'scrap' books. I think I'll make one........or several.

PocketSize said...

That is all SO amazing. I'm glad you and everybody in the class had such a great time!

roxanne said...

You have sure captured the magic from our workshop and Mabel Dodge Luhan House here... and we get to have the workshop again in October!!

Distinctly daisy said...

Amazing creativity. Quite takes my breath away.

Debi Adams said...

It was such a special retreat. All the people were fabulous. The venue was amazing. The teachers were awesome and I went way outside my comfort zone. Like, way! Thanks for returning to Taos with these pictures from last week. Sad it went by so fast but I will never forget this time and place.

Pat said...

Wonderful. Mabel's room building has a face or am I being too fanciful?

sam21ski said...

OMGosh, WOW!!!!

Jackie P Neal said...

Looks like it was a weekend full of organic goodness and wonderful creativity! Lucky all of you! Thanks for sharing Seth!
hugs,Jackie

A Pink said...

WoW! What an incredible place and amazing creativity! Thank you Seth for taking me to a part of the world I wouldn't otherwise have gotten to see - a place, people and creativity to truly enrich the soul I'm sure.
x

Julie Short said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful week and the inspired designs that you all created.
Your location is amazing.

Angela Radford said...

So kind of you to share all these gorgeous projects. Happy crafting, Angela X

Cindy said...

Beautiful photos, beautiful artwork..

Robert said...

So much color, texture and complete surface "deliciousness" in the art photos, here! Love the shot of the steps leading up to Mabel's room. Definitely want to hear the story about your encounter with her ghost! I'll just keep scanning my inbox for The Altered Page: "Ghost Post".

Kelly Kilmer said...

True inspiration and magic. One of my dream places to visit. Thanks for sharing your journey! :)

Carol Wiebe said...

This was obviously a very inspiring workshop, and the setting certainly contributed to it! I want to know more about the ghost!

Hastypearl said...

I'm trying to picture all of the shipping it took to get all of the delicious items there and home from this workshop! You and Roxanne make it look so easy. Finished art was really great. Thanks for sharing with us:)🌻Laura