|Our invitation to the opening night dinner/workshop|
I already know I'm going back next year! Teresa McFayden (click to go to Teresa's blog for her numerous entries and photos from Silver Bella 2010) has offered this wonderful gathering of Bellas for 5 years now; it is an awesome event that brings together women (and I did see one man) for a weekend of art, sharing, fun, shopping and silliness. My loving, wonderful daughter, Angie, presented me with this fabulous opportunity as a gift, we met up in Chicago and continued on to Omaha last weekend. We registered back in the Spring, signing up for 5 workshops over 2 days. Jenny Doh was the keynote speaker for the closing event dinner on Saturday night. The event was just beyond beyond. I don't think one blog post will do it, not to mention it's just a few days before Thanksgiving... so I think maybe it will take several entries to cover details.
|Table centerpieces opening night|
|The opening event in the Embassy Suite Hotel, Omaha|
|The view from our room landing|
|Not sure what Angie found funny with the board, more likely the crazy gals at our table!|
|Glitter is queen at Silver Bella|
The photo above is from our instruction card in our kits. I did not finish my project during the time allotted. Anyone who knows me understands. It takes me 2 weeks to finish a 2.5" by 3.5" ACEO, for crying out loud. And I used the backside of the background paper, black with white polka dots, 'cause I'm a polka dot kinda gal. In fact, I won't be able to share any of my personal workshop projects. I did not finish anything during a 2.5 hour class, but most did not.....it didn't matter, the "ART SISTER" tag at the top of the project is all about Silver Bella. The projects were just a small part of the workshops. Meeting women with common interests from all over the USA was the best part of Silver Bella. The workshops and instructors were grand, you betcha, but the enthusiasm and excitement during the weekend were contagious.
|Meet Robin and Roxie, real sisters in life|
|Our table at Opening Night|
After the workshop, the Bellas who participated in swaps met to exchange their art. I wished we'd stayed late, the swaps went on up to midnight, I understand we missed the most magnificent, a crown swap and bling bracelets. I'll have to find a link with some photos to both...... can only tell you "magnificent" is not descriptive enough!
Next entry I'll introduce you to the workshops and instructors.