Wednesday, April 25, 2007

How It all Started

It all started with these adorable red heads. The boy is mine and that grinning girl is Julie's. They had preschool together, you know the one where the moms take turns teaching. We both had the same ideals for children; read, play, cook and build. In fact these two spent hours in the sandbox building the eighth world wonder.
Then we started running together really early in the morning. Creating ideas in our heads and getting fit. Here we have just finished a half -marathon.
Here we are making Christmas Stockings at another cabin for our friends and neighbors. This was around 1999. Julie had an old wool green coat. We picked it apart and made stockings out of it. We have had many endeavors since then. Our newest endeavor the art nest. This came from an idea to nuture the artist soul as well as making art.
So for now ...............we are Feathering the Nest getting ready for wonderful artists to come and share these few days with us.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

brainstorming at the cabin

we went up to the cabin yesterday to do some serious brainstorming for the artnest retreat. it was such an amazing morning. as we were driving up to timberlakes there was this lovely alpine meadow shimmering with lavendar flowers and fresh raindrops. we jumped over the ditch and set up my camera on a tripod with the timer and tried to capture how amazing everything looked.
the cabin is gorgeous, every room is perfect! i am so excited for june. the clouds started to gather among the aspens outside and then it started to snow. we turned on the fireplace in the great room and ate lunch in this cozy spot.

candice had the teachers contracts ready to mail out, every little detail so lovely.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

artnest creations

testing out the posts

just wanted to see how this would be laid out. Flower box shrine by Sally Jean Alexander