Hi there! I wanted to catch up with you today and offer a special sneak peek "behind the scenes" at our first Berlin Art + Adventure Workshop!
Just a short time ago, an amazing group of talented ladies from Australia, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, and the US all met up here in Berlin for a colorful, joyful celebration - and it was such a delight to meet them all. (The next international group is coming in September + you can join us here.)
My talented friend Christine Gerlach, co-creator of Rosenrot Berlin, did an incredible job of making beautiful, handmade decorations to greet and welcome participants as they arrived in our light filled, historic Berlin studio.
Christine's decorations added just the right touch of color and festivity to put us all in a creative mood.
We worked really hard to make the studio cozy, comfortable, and inspiring...
and we even added a "reading + resource corner" full of books and journals with loads of collage and mixed media art ideas and examples.
A special thanks goes to Christine for being such a great help throughout our Berlin Art + Adventure Workshop week.
What a lovely group of creative ladies we had visiting the studio from all corners of the globe!
You can see how concentrated everyone was working,
and there was a productive, lively atmosphere during our studio mornings.
Of course we took time out to eat delicious food during our studio breaks too :)
Ximena Jurado Llosa was our gifted chef from Ecuador who treated us to healthy, gluten free, vegetarian lunches each day.
Among Ximena's specialties were the glorious gluten free desserts she prepared freshly for us - little edible works of art to enjoy.
We had an adventurous time seeing Berlin during the afternoon - including going on a river boat tour, walking along a section of the former Berlin Wall, sampling ice cream, drinking coffee, taking a neighborhood stroll, and visiting several top art galleries and museums, which featured works from ancient times to classical modern and contemporary.
Our evening meals in Berlin were very special together, filled with lots of laughter and good times.
After all of our busy art making and touring in Berlin - using materials we collected here and there...
we painted and glued and cut and collaged...
with lots of creative energy and happy spirits...
and by the end of the week, we had a gallery wall full of beautiful creations.
On our final studio morning, we took the time to have a closer look at everyone's mixed media work, while enjoying a homemade Sunday brunch.
So much great, unique artwork here! Each piece was thoughtfully created with an individual sense of style and expression.
I'm so very proud of our lovely group of international women for their bubbling enthusiasm, kindness, generosity, and talent!
Thank you all for making the journey to Berlin, and what a pleasure to celebrate your art + creativity.
p.s. - **From September 3rd-7th, we'll be having our final Berlin Art + Adventure Workshop for 2014 - and there is exactly ONE spot still free!**
For more details about this year's Berlin Art + Adventure Workshop - and to read what the participants had to say - click here - and I'd love to meet you in September!