This weekend was my art group's spring art retreat. Some of my friends are able to produce all kinds of things during the weekend, but I've come to accept that I like to create in solitude. The weekend is fun and full of laughs, but never very productive for me. I try to have some projects that don't require much thought and did get started making a few hearts.
I've never been a heart person, usually finding them too sweet for my taste, but I did enjoy experimenting with a few earlier in the year. You can see them here and here. These led me to imagine a whole wall of oddball hearts so here is the beginning of a few. They'll all be stuffed and on hangers when I'm done.
One thing I really do enjoy working on while at art retreats are my Soul Collage cards. If you are not familiar with them, they are basically intuitive collages of images that you put together without consciously understanding what they all mean. Later they are read almost like personal Tarot cards. Some might be pretty and peaceful:
It's perfect to work on them in a roomful of people when you are only half paying attention to what you are doing and don't have the chance to overthink them. If interested, you can sign up for a great newsletter that gives ideas for reading them here.
After my trip to CA and then the art retreat, the introvert in me is now screaming for lots of solitary time in my studio. And I'm looking forward to leisurely catching up on all the blogs I've been missing.