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i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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My First Womens Art Day Retreat!!***Creatively Conscious***

With a jam-packed, super-loaded day of original rubberstamp carving and altered book-making, my first women's art retreat was a great success! Our only need - more time of course!

This is why I my original intent was a weekend retreat, because I've always known the work there is for us to do in claiming our right to a creative life despite our daily demands is just so great! But no worries there is always NEXT TIME!!!

Powerpoint for Retreat Beginning- Sharon, Linda and Manon in front Sharon at work Sharon's Station The beginning of Annamarias book cover Luz and her station Visual journalling prompts for book altering beyond the day of retreat! Linda at work Lindas station Annamaria working Sharon working All my rubberstamps and our option supplies table Naaja, her self portrait stamp and her print in her altered book Annamaria's cover almost but not completely Manons cover in progress detail shot of crackle effect on Manon's cover Naaja working in her book with alcohol inks All of us Creatively Consious girls- back row Manon, Sharon, Naaja & Annamaria- Front row -me, Linda & Luz

Reader Comments (13)

Hi Marisol!

The photos were lovely! It was so nice to see you girls in the midst of the creative process. I love what you were doing. Last year, I taught my 5th graders to linocut. It was a very successful project. One day I will show you photos. I can see that you are a great teacher/ facilitator and I cant wait to learn from you and share ideas.

August 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKhadine Santiago

omg! all the stamps turned out so freakin' well! im going to make some prints for my dorm. i love the doilie impressions too. plus, the gold paper turned out real nice. i cant wait to hear about your next retreat.


August 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlightfoot

Good job ladies, as usual you all are shinning brightly in the world. The world and i appreciate your contributions in making it a more beautiful place. I love the the idea of the retreat....... My friends for ever and ever . Anna ,Naaja ,Sharon and Marisol.
Respectfully Roy

August 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRoy Cutkelivn

Awesome space and energy. It looks like you all had a wonderful time! Cheers to you ladies! Mmmwah! xoxo

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusyTG

It looked like the woman made some very creative pieces of art. I had no doubt that you would put together an amazing workshop. I do plan on attending one in the future. Thanks for sharing!

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

I can't wait for the next one : D

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNaaja

What an amazing experience!!!! The artwork looks beautiful and what an amazing space to be creative in!!!! I love it and just wish...well, do I have to be a woman to attend or maybe I can make food for everyone, wait, I did, ....maybe next time I can sneak in and clean the printing brayers and brushes for everyone? please?

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstainboy21

Oh how incredible. If only I could teleport to you for this retreat and so many other life affirming reasons. Bravo on the retreat, m'ija!

August 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRosie

this looks like so much fun!!! You HAVE TO show me how to do that crackle effects.

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervrock

The crackle effect was beautifully done.
I wish I was at this art retreat! :PPPP

September 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

Hi~I'm a fellow Indie student hopping around checking out new blogs. Your retreat looks like it was so much fun! I'm following now ~ follow me back if you like! Have a wonderful creative day! ~ Jill

September 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJill

A beautiful experience with beautiful people..I had an amazing time with you all..and it was great getting back into using my hands for something other than typing on the computer..I miss those days of life drawing and painting.. cannot wait for the next one..many thanks again Marisol for putting together a lovely creative day for all of us..xo

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnnaMaria

It was truly an honor to share this with all of you amazing women! I cannot help but find myself collecting items I will use in my altered book in addition to buying cool doodaas in Michael's and other art stores. And let us not forget the fantastic gourmet sandwiches provided by Gregg which only enhanced our palettes but filled our tummies so yummyily. Looking forward to the next retreat in whatever creative capacity or outlet comes to be. Again MUCHOS THANKS!!!! OXOX

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharon <3

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