Wednesday, March 12, 2014

At the Beach with Beth

Another great week At the Beach !   
Every year in March we get to spend a week with Beth Wagner guiding us into our most creative self. The week starts with everyone bringing a personal piece and a bit of inspiration - then Beth helps us develop it into a 'one of a kind' work of art.   Each piece is totally different and we get to contribute our ideas to each other as a group.  It's always a fun day full of synergy and creativity!

The rest of the week we all work on the same projects -
designed and taught by Beth.   
This year we were treated to a BEACHY WATERCOLOR on Tuesday


Thursday's project was a HYDRANGEA COLLAGE

(Miss Opal turned 98 this year!)

and we closed the week on Friday with our

 It is such fun to step outside the typical painting class and 'mix it up'!
Everyone does the same projects, but we add our personal touches -- 
so that makes each one different!!!

The weather was typical of  March like a Lion
--snow, rain, wind, grey and cold --
but we made the best of it.
On Monday we were snowed in and had a group pizza dinner.  

 On Tuesday one of our classmates taught us beaded jewelry making.   She made sure we would all be successful by the assortment of beads she packaged.   There was such a wide variety - everyone found something that 'spoke' to them and we all ended up with a beautiful necklace.  All the money collected went to benefit the Wounded Warriors project - our girls were very generous too - we raised over $300 while we were having fun.  Thanks girls, you ROCK!

Sometimes our special friends stop by to visit --Beth and I enjoyed seeing Ros Stallcup.
Ros teaches our classes At the Beach in Feb and Nov.
 It was fun to have her - and her friend Clera -  join us for lunch! 

We have a door prize drawing every day -- 
and the winners are so happy ... they are our Queen for the day... here are just a couple ...

We work hard in class,  we turn out wonderful finished pieces --
 but along the way there's plenty of time to renew old friendships, make new friends,
 and share some  family time --
 here's just a few pictures to prove it ..

We always end the week with a group picture - to keep the memories alive --

 and a group dinner - for time to talk about the week and how much fun we had -
because, you can be sure, we want to do it again!!

Would love to hear your comments on 
what you think is the best part of the week!

Beth and I would love for you to join us next year!

 Contact me at
for more information and registration forms


  1. Loved all. So jealous that I could not be there

  2. Loved all pictures. So sorry and somewhat jealous that I could not be there