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Art Is You Nashville Sue Pellitier's Boot Workshop

My face hurts.  It did most of the time I was at Art Is You in Nashville.  It hurt from laughing so hard.  Thanks to Sallianne and Ellen who put so much into planning and organizing this!


Art Is You Pam Carriker's Busting Out Workshop


Pam Carriker taught a fun workshop, Busting Out.   I finally feel like shading faces is starting to click for me thanks to Pam.






I guess the video is proof we’re a bunch of crazy creatives!

Art Is You Nashville

Sue Pellitier taught the boot workshop- we made a huge mixed media mess full of techniques and loved every minute of it! One of the things I love about creating something is that every time I look at the art  I remember the feelings I had when I made it.  The boot at the top of the page brings a giant grin to my face!



Art Is You Nashville

The art is amazing at Art Is You and so are the people – attendees and teachers!   Being able to meet new friends, catch up with old friends, and meet online friends like the wonderful Claudia in person is pure joy.   I won’t bore you with all the names- it would be a very very very long list… By the way- check out our name tags- yes- those are our name tags!  Handmade and fabulous for everyone at Art Is You!




Big welcoming open tables for breakfast and lunch invite you to meet new people.  At my first Art Is You I came alone but left with friends!  Planned gatherings kept the creative spark lit and entertained us during the non-class times. Rice Freeman-Zachery (a warm and wonderful soul)led a panel discussion about creativity (which involved a great deal of laughter).  Warrior painting with Sue for Eat Cake and Create. Kecia Deveney let us lose with glitter and wings.  And so much more!

Art Is You Nashville



Art Is You Nashville

The Art Walk where 3 van loads of us descended upon art galleries…not only amazing to stroll through galleries with such fun people but the people watching was out of this world!  I so wanted to know the story behind the couple carrying a hula hoop and a giant alphorn (a yodelers horn- think Ricola commercials).



Art Is You Nashville


These feet took me to Art Is You in Nashville and they’re taking me to Art is You in Stamford in October.  If you’ve ever wanted to try an art retreat- this is the one!




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  • Judy Shea April 9, 2013, 12:31 pm

    Wonderful recap and great art you created, Carolyn. Not to mention all the fun you had. I can’t wait for Stamford and to see you all again.

  • Marjie Kemper April 9, 2013, 3:12 pm

    Sounds wonderful! And your Plaster video cracked me up. So glad you had a great time. And looking forward to going back with you to Art is You Stamford!

  • Claudia Forrest April 9, 2013, 5:22 pm

    Hey friend! Love the picture of us and your video cracked me up! You all made awesome figures and it’s obvious you had a ball in the process! Have a happy and creative day always.

  • Claudette April 9, 2013, 5:35 pm

    Great video! I bet you all you “busty” women sure turned some heads! Sounds like you had a great time; thanks for sharing!

  • Nancy Lefko April 9, 2013, 6:04 pm

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time…which is a guarantee at AIY 🙂 I’ll look forward to meeting you in Stamford.

  • Kay Wallace April 9, 2013, 6:49 pm

    Loved hearing all that laughter, Carolyn! Amazing group of instructors and artists, I know! Corrine turned me on to Art-Is-You, but too late for this Spring! Can’t wait to see what you created there!

  • Jessica Sporn April 9, 2013, 10:55 pm

    Loved seeing your bust and boot! It was great sharing the experience of Art is You with you my friend.

  • Maria McGuire April 9, 2013, 11:08 pm

    I am happy to say that I spent EVERY minute of that trip with you and had an incredible time!

  • Corrine April 10, 2013, 6:41 am

    Gosh everything looks so fun? What was this gallery walk, sounds interesting and what pray tell is a fried pie? I saw that on the sign in your photo. Are they deep frying pies down there along with everything else? I am in for Nashville next year, can’t wait. xox

  • froebelsternchen April 10, 2013, 9:37 am

    great! what fantastic event!

  • patsy April 11, 2013, 1:24 am

    Wonderful! How exciting is this, like an adventure! Wish there were something like this in my part of the world! Patsy from HeARTworks

  • Rinda April 11, 2013, 2:23 am

    That looks like such fun! I’m not sure I’m ever going to “get” shading, expecially on faces.