Every once in a while you stumble upon a site that’s a bit after your own heart. Or accidentally come across a project that simply rings true to you. And it doesn’t hurt when it’s perfectly vintage-, arts/craft- or girl-centric. (Sorry, guys. Though we’re sure you’re invited, too.)
That’s how we felt when we came across the homepage for Art Nest, a local art retreat that takes place in the mountains near Heber. Artists Julie and Candice, who put these wonderfully orchestrated retreats together (complete with catered dinners and lodging), have been pals for nearly a decade and share a love of vintage stuffs, collage work and documenting personal histories.
Just last week, Art Nest released the date of their second retreat taking place November 15-18, 2007, this time with a “vintage” holiday theme. Here’s a little taste of some of the workshops that will be offered, in Julie’s words:
- Candice is teaching a nostalgic book-of-days class that focuses on using interesting tape techniques to build a base for collaging and journaling.
- Cerri has designed a Christmas-under-glass class that uses your own family images to create a little wintery scene. Her holiday bird nest is going to be filled with vintage tinsel, glass garland and rhinestones.
- Sherri has a collection of vintage buttons that she has used to make molds. She will be teaching how to shape and mold the clay into silver charms.
Julie herself will be teaching a class about constructing vintage-esque Christmas villages. As you can see, the projects are uniquely inspired, and we trust they’ll be even better once given your personalized dose of creativity: whether your book pages will contain the typed-out lyrics of your favorite Cure song or Holga images from your wee babe’s first winter holiday.