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At a meeting last week at the Embassy Suites, Glenny and myself (Emily) got a chance to catch up with old friends and discuss how our Portland 2010 event will flow.

We also got to sample some of the new food and desserts on the menu for Art & Soul’s Portland 2010 retreat! First we had a hot brownie with fudge and vanilla ice cream with some fresh berries.

Then we dove into some vanilla mousse topped with fresh strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries!! There are so many amazing things on the menu this year I don’t know if I will get a chance to eat all of them but I am going to try!

The event space is amazing! It is truly a relaxing setting with an indoor courtyard feeling. You can listen to the sound of water all around you in indoor fountains and rivers as you indulge in one of many sitting areas! I can’t wait!!!


This article was published in  The Virginian-Pilot!  How fun.

And while we’re on the subject of making stuff, a big shout-out to former Chesapeake resident Sue Perna, who won the “Most Likely to Be Seen on a Paris Runway” division at this summer’s Art & Soul retreat and workshops at the Hampton Coliseum. Art & Soul retreats are held in only a few cities annually   and attract scores of artists who are eager to learn new mixed-media techniques and experience one-of-a-kind shopping. The theme for the 2010 opening night tea party/runway show was Alice in Wonderland, and Perna delivered the goods in her outfit (she made the skirt and hat). For her creativity, Perna, who now lives in Wakefield, was awarded a free class for next year’s Art & Soul.

Sue Perna

Virginia classes are uploaded and ready for review!  Registration begins August 10 at noon Pacific time.  We have some fabulous new instructors offering jewelry, fabric and other mixed media classes.  Let me tease you with some photos.  Go to the website to get info and see who will be teaching these!!

The Ring




Over the Edge


House of Mojo