Monday, November 16, 2009


the first day of spark was filled with all sorts of hands on creative things to do. we were able to pick and choose what we wanted to do. it was a blast being creative and having everything out and at our fingertips. i was amazed at how many "things" were available to us. there were buttons, lace, ribbon, thread, fabric, paper, etc. we made cuff bracelets, photo books, used a cricket machine, cards, junk bows, cupcakes and after dinner we got to ride the spark train, take pictures, and play games. it was packed full of fun things to create.

the second day of spark started off with cassandra barney speaking to us. she is an artist and was totally inspirational! here are a few notes i put in my phone. take time to play, be flexible, don't get stuck in holes, gratitude, reinvent, pood-i-corn, force yourself to learn something new, art is a lifestyle. it is about how u look at the world. BE WHERE YOUR FEET ARE. ENJOY WHAT YOU ARE DOING AT EACH MOMENT. PARADISE IS A PERCEPTION. i do live in paradise if i choose to see it that way.

another thing that was so powerful was a picture cassandra showed us of her children in her studio. they looked like angels with the light shining in on them. the children looked like they loved creating in that room and were very comfortable there. it was eye opening.

after cassandra was done we split up into groups and went to 4 different classes. class one: canvas art journal by rhonna & liz. class two: photography by jefra. class three: feel with fabric by kelly. class four: jewelry by margie. each class was amazing in it's own way. here are a few pics from the day. i loved all the friends i made in our photography group. we shared a lot and learned a lot about each other. thanks spark girls! love you guys!

*spark* was fabulous. thank you again for all the hard work that was put into it.


amy said...

This is so great, charisse! i love your pictures and descriptions too! it was magical wasn't it?

Rhonna Farrer said...

this is sooo great!
love seeing your pics & hearing about what YOU took from it!
loved that you Sparked it with us, baby!