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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Happy Camper

What makes a happy camper?

Making paper dolls -- something I've never done -- with lots of wonderful, energetic, creative, delightful people, who inspire and energize you! That makes me happy!

Getting to see your blog buddy, Joanne (whom I'd not seen in person since Artiscape a year ago and who graciously invited me to her home for a paper doll art retreat, put me in a comfy bed with lots of good Somerset magazines and treats at the bedside and more than generously shared her supplies with us all. That's happy!
Getting to meet fellow blogger Karen, whose blog I've visited for ages -- and meet her face to face! (Seen here in our Show and Tell time!) My smile is getting even bigger!

Spending time in Joanne's home, filled with her own incredibly divine art -- along with that from various swaps and trades she has done (the panels on the wall behind Karen and me are both Joanne's and others' work). (Big smile, big inspiration!)

Having my first mint julep -- at breakfast! (Who's not happy now?!)

Being invited by Catherine to her home for a beautiful brunch... (Happiness is getting better and better!)

...and learning a new recipe -- poached eggs atop spinach, topped with tomatoes and herbs. That made me very happy, too!

And enjoying it with old and new friends! Happy to the max!

The photos Joanne took are on her blog, Ad Libitum, with a more detailed look at everything we did, so do link over if you'd like! And Beth B. posted on Vintage Sweets, too! You'll see some of the wonderful people I met there, and her photos are better than mine!

I'll be posting pix of my dolls (completed -- in the photo here, they're on their way, but not done!). And, I might add, Joanne created a monster. These dolls are WAY too much fun!

19 comments:

The Creek Cats said...

Looks like you had a great time!! Those mint juleps look yummy!!

Mary Timme said...

You made dolls and ate good food and slept well. What is not to be happy! I'm surprised you could make paper dolls after the mint julep!

anno said...

Good food, good company, great art projects -- sounds like a wonderful weekend!

beth said...

what a great time!!
and I've made those paper dolls myself and they are still one of my favorite projects ever !

Joanne Huffman said...

It really was a great time, wasn't it!!! You were a delightful guest and are welcome to return any time.

hugs,
Joanne

BONNIE K said...

How cool that must be to meet some fellow bloggers!

jet1960 said...

Oh, Jeanie, you do have the most fun! If only I lived closer, I would tag along on you shirt tails. How marvelous your weekend sounds(and looks!)

Janet said...

What an absolutely fantastic and fun weekend you had! And paper dolls, too!

Rosa said...

You all look like you're having a fab time. Mint juleps for breakfast, oh my--just my kinda eye opener! FUN!!! xo

paris parfait said...

Oh what fun! I love paper dolls. How nice that you could spend time w/ fellow bloggers, creating art!

Herzblatt said...

Hi my dear Jeanie...
Sorry that I didn`t write in your last posts but you are too fast for me...*lol*.....
The last weeks I have a lot to do around the house and on Monday we celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary....
How I can see you had a wonderful weekend together with very creative women....
Your new blog outfit is great!!!!
hugs
Iris

Judy Winter said...

We need a play date, too.

Linda said...

Oh, what fun you had! And look at you making paper dolls!!!!

Beth said...

Oh,what alot of fun! I love getting together with other artsy friends! Cute dolls too!
xoxoxoxoxoxoox

Karen Owen said...

Reading about the weekend and seeing the photos reminded me of a what a fabulous time we had. We have to do it again soon. It was wonderful to meet you in person.

Karen

Becca said...

A veritable feast of fun and creativity! Makes me remember how much fun I used to have making paper dolls with my friends :)

Shelley said...

Looks like a fun day. I love making paper dolls! What a pretty super table.

Susie Q said...

What a glorious day!! Look at those pretty, happy smiles! That is a day for the memory book!!

Love,
Sue

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