Whew. We have caught our breaths. After a fantastic fall 2014 Art Retreat at the Prairie (Round Top, Texas) and a thrilling winter 2015 Art Retreat in the Desert (Tucson, Arizona), the Vivi Magoo family is ready to start planning again (Prairie November 3-11, 2015/Desert February 2016). However, we first must share all of the highlights of the events as well as our thanks to our students, instructors, and partners for making these events so special. In the near future, we will be setting up photo galleries and archived retreat information so we can all go back and relive the wonderful moments of the retreats anytime we want!
Our visit to the Prairie in November was picturesque. The scenery at The Prairie by Rachel Ashwell set the mood for relaxation, serenity, good conversations, and beautiful art. We had almost 20 classes in mixed media art, jewelry, and fabrics, 7 wonderful instructors, and around 50 talented students. We hope each one of our friends built friendships, learned new skills, and enjoyed time together. We know we did!
In February, we headed to the Tucson desert gathering 200 students for 60 outstanding classes from 16 motivating instructors. We visited the Tucson Bead and Gem Show for shopping and inspiration. We visited tasty restaurants as well as enjoyed the dining options at the Hilton Tucson East. We hope you were able to bottle up and take home the spirit and excitement that was in the air at the retreat and reminisce on it frequently. We always make so many memories with you all.
Thank you all for making VMP so rewarding, enjoyable, and inspirational. We can't wait to see everyone at our next retreat in November 2015 the Art Retreat at the Prairie and hope to meet some new guests to welcome to the family too. We will keep our VMP friends updated as we gather more information on our future events.