Paint Mojo Sweden August 2015
Paint Mojo, Sweden 2015
I was the lucky one to have the opportunity to take a weekend class with Tracy Verdugo in Sollentuna, Sweden last weekend. We were 20 girls that took the class and I can't describe how much fun we had.
With the amazing teacher Tracy Verdugo
Tracy is an angel and so is Jenny Grant, the host.
The host Jenny Grant
We came from many different countries, France, Norway, Finland, Ireland (living in Sweden) Hungary (living in Sweden) Sweden and Iceland and of course Tracy, the teacher lives in Australia.
I did travel from home Friday morning, arriving in Sweden at noon. Took the train to the hotel in Sollentuna. From there I went strait to the train again and in to Stockholm as I had to do a little shopping in Ahléns for my granddaughter. Back to the hotel again and there in the lobby I met my dear Valéri from France but we were sharing a room. At dinnertime we were invited to a Chiaras (from Ireland) and Zsuzannas from (Hungery) room for a little party before we went down for a dinner. There we meet Heidi (from Norway) and Mette (also living in Norway).
Heidi, Zsuzsanna and Ciara
Sigga Dis, Valéri and Mette
There we are I, Mette and Valéri, friends that have been taking a lot of classes online together and it was like that we had been friends forever. We had a wonderful evening but went early to bed as we had to have a good sleep before class start in the morning.
All of the lovely ladies
We arrived to Edsvik Konsthall 09.30 in the morning but that´s where the class took place. There we met Tracy and Jenny and the other girls that were going to take the class to.
Tracy is a wonderful teacher, she is so calm and so nice to be around.
We did start by having a little meeting outside, the weather was great and the sun was there.
Then we started painting.... making symbols, with all kind of colors and shapes, turning and turning... Time was flying, we were having a great time in a great studio and we did get a great lunch there to :)
Exhibition in Edviks Konsthall
On the top floor at Edsvik Konsthall there was a exhibition with the great artist Marc Chagall, we went there to get a inspiration for our symbol making
In the evening we staying at the hotel had dinner together at Spice, a Indian restaurant close to the hotel. The food was great and the beer was super good one imported from India.
Here I have added a little paint to my symbols
The next morning there were colors, bright and beautiful colors on every ones canvas, soft music and a little laughter here and there. This was the weekend... best ever for me.
My two paintings after the workshop
It was not easy to say good bye to all the beautiful artists staying together over the weekend, painting and painting. Taking a workshop like this is something all artist should do.
Cant wait for the next workshop, next year :)
I miss these two more than anything.... but we will meet again :)
Have a great day
Have a great day