Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Alisa Burke You Me and the Sea Retreat

The You, Me and the Sea Retreat was held in Seaside, Oregon. Alisa Burke is one of my favorite artists and I was so fortunate to participate in this retreat. I suspect it will be one of many that I attend. The picture to the left is of a group of us at the U pub. (Located on U Ave of course!)
 The photograph to the right is Alisa Burke. She is such an amazing, talented woman. What is so amazing is that she is funny, caring, and a total fashion icon. I was so honored to get my picture taken with her.

The picture below and to the left is of Patty and Amy. We shared a table and they are very talented. It was a pleasure to spend time with them.
 The surfboard to the right is an Alisa original. Need I say more about her talent?
 Amy, Patty and msyelf flanked by Alisa's gorgeous artwork.

The pictures to the right and below are more of the talented artists that I was able to spend time with!


  1. Hey, Michelle, how fun to see someone else's perspective! Look at you with all your blog posts! You must be super-woman - work, doing art and blog posting too. Wow - way to go!!

  2. Hi Michelle. Thanks for the look. I was the one sitting in the back corner, with the Brave Girls. It really was fun. Art Retreats are my idea of a great vacation! I blogged about it too! Good memories. Thanks. Janet