Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Jenny Doh, Sarah Fishburn and I Wanna Give You Stuff

Vision. Some people say I have vision. Others...I'm quite sure....think I am hallucinating. Maybe there's not that much difference between the two. They are both seeing things differently from what they are. I stand in my big ol' gallery sometimes and I see you. I see you filling up this space with laughter, tears, art and strength. I see women encouraging each other...I feel you encouraging me. I see the lights that shine on the art on the walls and I see the light that shines from you...illuminating the woman next to you....who could use a little more light in her life. I see minds opening and hearts expanding to take in new thoughts and dreams....and I see the generosity of the fortunate women that we are... giving to those artists who are in need of a little dream-come-true-stand-on-our shoulders help. Ain't we amazing?

Ok...I'm hallucinating. Or am I? Four times next year I will open my doors to groups of women and we will change each others lives. But I am not a big art retreat....I don't have massive amounts of artists waiting to sign up for events that they have known about for years. This is a new thing going on here. I am a single artist fighting like heck to maintain a vision and not have it be a hallucination. There's not a whole lot of folks in the world who know about this Colorado Collage Conference with Jenny Doh and Sarah Fishburn, The Faith-based Conference...Imagination Congregation is a well-kept secret....and Rebecca Ersfeld (of Vintage Living fame) is joining me in March for this vision of mine.

So how do we get the word out about these special, (limited to only 25 folks) events? How about if I told you that I am collaging a box, as we speak. In that box will be special goodies packed just for you from the studios of Jenny Doh, Sarah Fishburn, Rebecca Ersfeld and Yours Truly. Talk about Christmas coming early! I can't wait to see what they put in the box! Oh I love surprises!

So take a peek at these 2 amazing events and tell your friends in a blog with a link to www.studioretreats.ning.com (or e-mail to your list)...write back here and let me know you did that (with a link to your gushing words) and you are in the drawing.  I will ask one of these wonderful women to draw a name on November 15th.

Thanks my friends....

You see...I have a vision...and you are in it.

Love you. Mean it.

16 comments:

Peggy Alborn said...

Aw, and you are in MY vision.....I hope I win! http://misspproductions.blogspot.com/

Bohemian said...

Hi K.C. ... I have posted about your amazing Conferences and Give-Away to my Blog http://bohemianvalhalla.blogspot.com/

And created a link *my first attempt to ever so I hope it was done correctly LOL*. It would be amazing to win such an inspiring Give-Away... I adore your work as an Artist, especially those pieces with a Native American theme since I am Native American on my Dad's side of the Family (Blackfoot and Apache). I hope you don't mind, but I cribbed a couple of images from your site for the Post of my fav "Pretty Nose" so that those who visit my Post can see the type of amazing Art they will experience at the Conferences. I only wish I could attend, it will certainly be an unforgettable experience to be mentored by all the talented Artists Hosting these events, including yourself.

Blessings,
Dawn... The Bohemian

Lynn Richards said...

Ahhh. What a vision you have.
I have a vision similar to that with a barn. But I don't own a barn. So then I had a vision similar to yours with a house my husband and I found with 1,000 sq. feet of unfinished space. But the price of the house was out of our league. Just a place where women can come and create. But you have taken your vision a step further and you can see intricate parts of it. I think it's my turn to watch and learn right now. Nope. No hallucinations!! It's a great vision.
I will let you know when I get the post done to spread the word!!!
xo
lynn

Mar said...

and what a vision you HAVE!
i have had thoughts like these nowhere near the completeness this vision has...may your vision be a dream come true!

Lynn Richards said...

Ok, girlie!! Post is up and running! Hope the word gets out!
xo
lynn

Vicki said...

KC - Thank you for sharing your VISION and for this opportunity, from a sister artist 'up the hill' in Estes Park! My blog posts to facebook and twitter, too!

http://bit.ly/9DFmx6

Mo said...

Well, if I had a blog I'd gladly post about these incredible events.But as it is, I'm just saving my pennies and dimes... and praying for your visions to come to fruition.

pat said...

Of course we all want to win! My blog with my post is at
http://www.patlangley.blogspot.com

Gilli said...

Like Mo above I do not have a blog. Oh how my husband and I are missing Colorado, wish I was there so I could join in the fun. Good luck.

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

I just posted this on my Facbook page at http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/ and I hope lots of people see it. I do wish I lived near Colorado so I could attend. Louisiana is a bit far from you though.

Tatieva said...

So romantic...
J'aime ces images vintage revues et embellies par une touche de shabby, c'est trés beau... Charme d'autrefois...

Adrienne Berry said...

So glad I found out about your vision. I'm SERIOUSLY considering attending Imagination Congregation. I have been waiting for a Faith Based Art Retreat to surface and if I have to travel half way cross the country to be a part of it, so be it!!

Adrienne Berry said...

Woops forgot to add the link:

http://acreativeforce.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Just paid for the conference in June with my 3 "bestest" friends. We love to laugh, tease, and share our creative thoughts. Really looking forward to the trip! See you soon...

west majinney interiors said...

Hi, KC!
I posted links to your workshops on www.westmajinney.wordpress.com
and my personal facebook
Hope this brings some new exposure and business.
Looking forward to this afternoon! Can't wait to see your work from the fire.
Kathy

winnsangels said...

KC, I feel so honoured that you asked me to help share the word about these fabulous workshops you are planning for the year(s) ahead.
My heart would be so pleased to be able to join you there but sadly I will not be able. I know you will have a wondeful time at all of the workshops and will also touch MANY souls.
Please find my link here:
http://winnsangels.blogspot.com/2010/11/fabulous-learning-opportunity.html
Also know I will continue to speak of it many times in the future on FB as well as twitter and my blogs.
Angels be with you, always.
Wendy