Friday, April 29, 2011

Art Imitates Life

Do you have a friend who is upbeat, cheerful, generous and fun to be with? I do. 
Meet Emily. Spending a few days with Em always involves deep conversation, laughter, and usually an art project. She is great at choosing projects that take me out of my comfort zone and stretches my imagination a bit. With her, I get to try new things and work in unfamiliar mediums. She encourages me to be grow. I need that.
We had one of our little art retreats this week. We had the house to ourselves and plenty of room to make a mess...and we did. 
We stayed up until 4am, laughing, talking, snipping, and gluing. It was wonderful.
And although I don't think either of us is under the illusion that these are great works of art, we did get the opportunity to learn new techniques and expand our horizons. 
Plus, we had fun...and really, isn't that what girlfriend time is all about?
My "masterpiece"...still needing the finishing touches. Nothing amazing...but still, a sweet remembrance of our time together.
I plan to hang it in my new studio space (more about that later).
~Emily's collage...not quite finished.~
Canvas, gesso, paper, paint, etc...$20.-$30
Spending time with someone who is cheerful, positive, authentic, and challenges and encourages me to be my best self...priceless.

 Spend some time with YOUR authentic friend(s) today.
Until next time...

If you would like to try the "Little Houses" project yourself, visit Caatje's lovely blog for instructions.


  1. Love the artwork, you are very blessed to have a friend like that, you are right the time spent together was priceless. Have a great weekend. Vicky

  2. Both your "Little Houses" are WONDERFUL Rhonda!! Wow! And what bliss! I can feel it seeping through your post. Emily sounds like a pure breath of fresh air. What a lovely lady she is....Smiles & Hugs, Robin

  3. What neat pieces of art! Sounds like you two have lots of fun together!

  4. Hi Rhonda... love your creations... sounds like the perfect "girlfriend time" to me...

    Blessings, Traci

  5. Rhonda I love your creations and Emily sounds like a fun friend to spend time with. We women sometimes forget to nurture ourselves and each other. Spending time with authentic friends is a brilliant way of doing just that. Have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to seeing what you and Emily get up to next time!

  6. I think your creations are awesome!
    My friend Mary and I would do project together sometimes into the wee hours in the morning. We haven't done this in awhile. I miss those times.
    Prim Blessings

  7. These are darling. Oh why am I so challenged in the craft dept.?

  8. Aw, what a sweet, sweet post Rhonda! I agree totally with you! While my husband is my best friend, there is just something really special about that sweet girlfriend time! Especially one like your awesome friend. Your projects are really cool! I love to stay up late and scrapbook with my friends, we get to laughing so hard that we can't hardly stop... great times.