Enter the J.Jill Find your Passion Sweepstakes
Win a Manifesta Safari
You're invited to enter J.Jill's "Find your Passion Sweepstakes" to
win a Manifesta dream getaway.
Here's what you could win: You and three friends could chose
from an Artista Creative
Vista Active Safari, or
Las Verdes Golf Safari.
All safaris include four days, three nights in a Carmel-by-the-Sea
premium hotel, airfare, gourmet meals, yoga instruction and
a spa treatment. You'll also receive a $500 J.Jill shopping
spree plus a $250 J.Jill shopping spree for each of your girlfriends!
J.Jill will notify the contest winners directly and the winner
will be announced on their website.
The contest ends April 27th, 2008. There is no purchase necessary
to enter. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. Official
rules and entry details are available in J.Jill stores or click
Impresia Maiden Voyage Reflection
What a success! The Artista Studio recently embarked on the
memorable maiden voyage of Impresia, an exploration into the
medium of monotype printmaking.
As instructor Bill Harsh shared his vast knowledge, guests
eagerly scooped paint as thick as cake frosting onto their
palettes. The printmaking process was much like a dance, and
turning the wheel was a playful action that elicited smiles
and laughter from all involved.
Magic filled the studio as images transferred from plate to
paper. The chatter filling the studio ceased as women gathered
around the press to slowly lift the edges of the damp paper
and reveal their exquisite masterpieces.
From the first day it was clear that printmaking is an un-intimidating,
freeing, fun style of painting. Best of all, there is no such
thing as making a mistake with this medium. Any flaw can be
easily wiped away and repainted.
By day three, prints of all shapes, colors, and styles covered
every wall in bursts beauty. As the studio emptied on the last
day of the safari the artworks slowly came down from the walls,
and were safely packed safely away for the trip home. The prints
might be gone, but smudges of paint and the echo of laughter
The next Impresia
printmaking session is scheduled for November 17-20, with limited space available.
An Artista Alumnae Shares Her Work
From Artista alumnae, Jamie:
"Hello Carmel Friends, Since about October '07, I have
been obsessed with acrylic abstract painting. I have at least
20 finished pieces, many of which will be shown in a gallery
this June. The entire creative process is exhilarating and
I want to share several pieces with you. I hope to try encaustics
this summer at home when I can finally open a door...and I
look forward to Bill's printmaking class in November. Cheers
to each of you and thanks for inspiration and encouragement."
We look forward to enjoying creative time in the studio
Artista Creative Safaris for Women
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 93921