hippy hippy shake

Hippy Hippy Shake – Altered and Embellished Jeans class
Art & Soul Retreat, Virginia Beach
september 29 – october 5, 2014



It’s hard to believe that summer is half over already!  In just a few months it will be time to pack up and head to Virginia Beach for the Art & Soul Retreat! It is absolutely my favorite artful adventure of the year! Where else could you find so many like-minded folks to play with?

The week is filled to the brim with fun! Artists come from all over the world to teach classes on everything from metal to fiber. The students flock in from all over too — to learn from the best, meet the art stars, commune with friends and party on! In the past I have taken classes on wig making, still life, mixed media, soldering, landscapes, assemblage, mold making, 3D animals and more.

This year I even get to teach! I am getting so excited!  I’ve been working up lots of samples for my Hippy Hippy Shake Altered and Embellished Jeans class. The jeans are taking on a life of their own — with each layer of color and texture, they become more amazing! Just further proof that “more is more!”

I got my posse to help me out by trying the techniques on their own jeans– and of course, each of them went in an entirely different direction with their pair. Kat (the amazing fiber artist) went straight for applique and embroidery. Terri did an awesome image of a lion on hers so that she can rock them this fall at the ODU Monarchs football games. Julie went sweet boho-style with lots of patches and Jill threw caution to the wind with brightly colored mermaids covering the entire pair! She recently rocked them at a Journey concert and they got rave reviews!

The class promises to be tons of fun and your embellished jeans are sure to become a family heirloom! Come on out and get your groove on!