While I was away Amy was busy checking in a little of this and a little of that. Paper, stamps, coloring books, paint, magazines just a little bit of something for everyone. Easter is going out and so is all the new !
February is only half way through but it seems like we have been able to cram a month's worth of activities in 15 short days. We are not going to be resting the remainder of the month but finishing strong with three unique classes.
Thurs., Feb. 16th
I know I shouldn't be partial but I do love, love, love this class- It's magical! I know I sound like a broken record but if you haven't ever taken this class you are missing out on a fun evening. I promise you will find a use for this beautiful paper.
Chris likes to change up this class each time she teaches it so feel free tomorrow night to bring your own paper such as tags or book print to marble in addition to the sheets provided by Chris.
There is still room to sign up- don't forget your apron!
Thurs., Feb. 23rd
Sun., Feb. 26th
Colleen Moody, $120
Join Colleen as you create this sweet, blooming Spring bunny. In this class we will sculpt a little rabbit, paint, antique and dress her. We will then use wonderful vintage millinery flowers and glass glitter to create her arch. Her base is constructed with a piece of old baluster.
Student Supply List
sewing needle and thread
round nose pliers
paintbrushes-medium size and a short liner brush
approximate 12" x4" piece of lace or a handkerchief (for her skirt)
We have a few spots available in all three classes
I love it when the day starts off on such a high note. I thought it was going to be good day because I got a latte- boy, did I undershoot it! As I was walking into the store this am, the phone was ringing with the most wonderful surprise. One of my most favorite people in the world, and one of the kindest, is coming all the way from NJ to attend Glitter Retreat.
The joyful Miss Marlene will be in the house for Glitter Retreat and I am over the moon excited! You all are going to love this talented, kind lady and I am excited to introduce her to the equally kind and talented Paper Crown girls. I'm like a mamma who has all her kiddos home for the holidays- happy, happy, happy! Who knows this could be a mini LDV retreat- I'd love to have rest of you, hint, hint!
Sign up went great yesterday, we are already half way full. If you missed yesterday's post below is the link. It really will be a special weekend and I hope you consider joining us.
Didn't Angie do a great job ! This just makes me smile too!
By Royal Proclamation, we are honored to announce the 2017 Paper Crown Glitter Retreat, Queen Girdie's Glitter Jubilee! We are planning a celebration befitting a Queen-or 24 to be more precise.
Thursday, April 20th
On Thursday evening we will meet at 6:30 pm for a welcome dinner at one of our favorite restaurants (we are still ironing out some details).Over a glass of wine and a scrumptious meal, you will get an opportunity to meet your fellow members of the "Royal Court." I know we will not want to leave but since we have a full day of creating on Friday, it's off to bedchambers for a good night's sleep and sweet dreams.
Thursday's gathering is not an "official" part of our Glitter Retreat but we know you would love an opportunity to get to know each other and the artists before the fun begins. Typically a majority of attendees make this get together and we hope you will join us. Attendees are responsible for Thursday's dinner.
Friday, April 21st We will begin the day by meeting at Paper Crown at 9:00 am. After breakfast, we will start our first class around 9:30 am. This year we will have three projects but one project will take two class sessions. Each of the four class sessions will be approximately 3 hours. Some might take a tad longer and others a bit shorter, but three hours will be our general guideline. Around 12:30 we will break for a catered lunch and our first swap. The Royal processional will then be off for a little excursion for some creative inspiration and a little shopping. We will then return to Paper Crown mid afternoon for tea and crumpets and our second class session. At the conclusion of class, we will head up to the Paper Attic for a "royal banquet." Following dinner we will have our second swap. All of Friday's activities, except any purchases made while shopping, are included in the Glitter Retreat cost. Saturday, April 22nd At 9:30 am we will meet at Paper Crown for a quick breakfast and begin the first class around 10:00 am. After a morning of creating, we will break for a delicious catered lunch around 1:00 pm in the Paper Attic. Our third swap will take place after lunch. The final class will begin around 2:30 pm and we should be done around 6:00 pm. All of Saturday's activities are included in the Glitter Retreat cost. * this is a proposed timetable and may change a bit; we are still in the planning stages.
What a royal treat we have for you! We have none other than Jenn McGlon " Queen of Art Dolls" joining us this year at Glitter Retreat as our guest artist. Last summer a good friend showed me a picture of the cutest trio of Jenn's dolls and said " Have you SEEN these?!!" I had not, but immediately knew it was an artist I wanted in our "court." After Jenn's class this winter, I knew I had found my guest artist for Glitter Retreat. Jenn is a fun teacher who will share her talent and expertise, a smile and a steady hand if you need help painting a face; )
As you can imagine, Jenn's dolls take a longer than a three hour class so we will be spending one day creating a very special Paper Crown Royal Highness. I am excited to see the finished doll and from the quick and animated response when I told her our theme, I know it will be a "jewel".
Visit Jenn at www.noodleandlou.com. Angie Meyers has been in the Paper Crown "court" for several years and we are so lucky to have her. She is our "Queen of Paint" and we love her carefree style and classes. Angie has quickly become a store and retreat favorite. Angie painted our cute retreat icons and I love their fresh twist on royalty - and how they break up this very long post.
Angie's project is the obvious, a royal crown, but I promise it will be unlike any crown you have ever seen. This crown is for the most noble of all queens- you! ask and you shall receive Suzy Q
Every royal dynasty has a "crown jewel," that one piece that represents the monarchy and means so much to the kingdom. Paper Crown's jewel has to be Jackie Peters. She has taught at Paper Crown since the beginning and her touch is on almost everything in this glitter kingdom. We are thrilled she entered the crown contest almost 11 years ago because it changed the course of the store.
For Jackie's project she is teaming up with Paper Whimsy to take one of their alterables to a royal level. The bare wood alterable is adorable so I can only imagine what a jewel Jackie will create. Visit Jackie at http://goodgriefgirdie.typepad.com/blog/.
Photos of all three projects are coming very soon- as you all know, sometimes the creative process takes all kinds of twists and turns but I promise you each project will be fit for a queen.
What art retreat would be complete without a swap or two? We will have three swaps, two on Friday and one on Saturday. All three swaps will assist Queen Girdie in her preparation for her Glitter Jubilee (we aren't yet at 50 or 75 years but we nevertheless thought 5 years was something that needed celebrating.) The three swaps are "Royal Wardrobe" , " Royal Crown" and "Token of Affection."
For the "Royal Wardrobe" swap we will provide you a 8x10 version of a royal mannequin. You will then create a royal gown from paper for Queen Girdie. We can't wait to see what each royal seamstress creates but we know Queen Girdie will have the most spectacular wardrobe of all the heads of state. For the " Royal Crown" we ask that you create the most spectacular paper crown fit for a queen.
Our final swap, "Token of Affection" is a paper flower bouquet. We have all seen as the Queen is on her "royal walkabouts" she is often showered with small tussie mussies of flowers from adoring subjects. We ask that you create a small paper bouquet to honor our Queen Girdie. I like to keep the swap guidelines pretty basic because I have found you always come up with something more spectacular than I could have ever imagined. The swaps are optional and you can do all, two, one or none. Please just choose what you are comfortable doing. I will, however, tell you that the ladies in the past who did not participated were disappointed they had not joined in on the fun.
If you are interested in coordinating a swap please let me know.
We are hoping our retreat will not only draw from the OKC area but also
some of you who have been following us through our blog, Instagram and Facebook. We have
a variety of hotels close to the store and would be happy to give you
recommendations. If you are coming from out of town please let us know, we want to make sure and give you a special Oklahoma welcome and will
help to accommodate you in any way possible.
We will have some of our meals in the Paper
Attic at the store. It is a fun, creative space but is only assessable by
Registration for the spring 2017 Paper Crown Glitter Retreat, Queen Girdie's GlitterJubilee, begins today, February 14th. Space is limited to 24. A deposit of $200 is required to register and the balance charged on April 20th. Cost of the retreat is $475 but we are offering an early bird special of $425 for those who register between February 14th-February 28th. Beginning March 1st the price will be $475. Registration and payment can be made by calling Paper Crown at 405 848-2389 with a credit card or just stopping by the store. All sales are final. If you are unable to attend all or any part of the retreat, your kit/kits will be available after April 22nd. Instructions are not included.
Included in Glitter Retreat Cost
-3 classes and most supplies - Retreat favors - Breakfast and lunch Friday and Saturday - Dinner Friday -Snacks and beverages Friday and Saturday -Class giveaways -Private shopping and a 20% discount all weekend
-Many other surprises both large and small throughout the weekend