Saturday, April 28, 2018

'August 2018 Summer Retreat (Chicago suburb)! 4-day Getaway to play!'

by Mary Lou 'LuLu' Haynes

Howdy and Welcome,

You're  invited to attend a 4-day Crafting retreat that I'm hosting at The SPlayce Studio and Playroom near Chicago, IL in August of this year.

What's your craft? Do you want to Getaway?

Come Scrapbook, Sew, Quilt, Paint, Crochet, Knit, Color, Planners, BuJos, Flow Jo's - whatever craft you want to do. In/Out privileges - Come when you can - Leave when you need to.




Suitable for Ladies 18+. Seating is limited.
Hope you can join us!

Details visit www.thesplayce.com or click RETREATS above.

Thanks for visiting - and come back soon!

Peace,
LuLu


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Saturday, April 14, 2018

'July 2018 - Art Journaling Summer Camp - near Chicago July 2018!'

by Mary Lou 'LuLu' Haynes

Howdy and Welcome,

Yes! It's been forever since I posted here....

I survived the 2017-18 winter flu epidemic - just barely. Both my hubby and I got it at the same time- but I was hit much harder due to my respiratory issues. He had to take me to hospital urgent care and they took several tests - including a nostril swab. After finishing 3 prescriptions, I lived to tell the tale...I don't EVER want to be that sick again.

Now I'm working on my 1st quilt. It's challenging because I'm a pretty new 'seamstress'. But I'll get there. Just takes a LOT of patience.

Meanwhile:
you're  invited to attend the Art Journaling Summer Camp that I'm hosting near Chicago, IL in July of this year. It's an all afternoon intensive, immersion experience to create your own, unique Art Journal!


Following are some art journals I've created - including some commissioned works!

Luscious silk ribbons on wire-bound Art Journal!

 
Fan - front
 
Fan top/front of prepped Giveaway Art Journal - this AJ went to a lucky Giveaway winner!

Fan top of prepped Giveaway Art Journal - this AJ went to a lucky Giveaway winner!
 

Page - right side + some supplies

Spread - 2 pages

2 AJs, Fan backs with ribbons

Fan - front - Steampunk Art Journal

Fan - top - Steampunk Art Journal

Cover - commissioned Art Journal 'Paris'

2 Fans, top front Covers  - Before and After -
Steampunk Art Journal

Cover - Extreme close-up -
Steampunk Art Journal

Fan, Top, Binding with Ribbons, Cover with Assemblage -
Steampunk Art Journal - gift for Father's Day
 
Fan -front - Steampunk Art Journal
 Double 2-tier Rotating Assemblage with
 customizable Art Journal attached - 5' x 1'
For Sale 
Double 2-tier Rotating Assemblage with
 customizable Art Journal attached - 5' x 1'
For Sale
Top - Side -  Double 2-tier Rotating Assemblage with
 customizable Art Journal attached - 5' x 1'
For Sale
Bottom Rotating Assemblage  -  of Double 2-tier Rotating Assemblage with
 customizable Art Journal attached - 5' x 1'
For Sale
Assemblage Shadow Box - detail - 'before completion' of
Double 2-tier Rotating Assemblage with
 customizable Art Journal attached - 5' x 1'
For Sale
 

 Top of
Double 2-tier Rotating Assemblage with
 customizable Art Journal attached - 5' x 1'
For Sale
 

Fan - Top, plus Ribbons on binding

Fan - front Cover and embellished ribbon binding - commissioned
Lifetime and World Travel art journal


Collage of Art Journals - multiple angles
2018 Summer Camp Cost - $75 USD

Cost of this 2018 Summer Camp is $75 USD - includes all supplies, materials, tools, snacks, beverages, and pizza dinner! Lodging not included.

You can also find info at www.theSPlayce.com
 to research lodging near The Splayce and also nearby restaurants.

For details, please visit my website www.theSPlayce.com, click -'Playroom'.

Hope you can plan to spend some time in Chicago this summer and join us!

Peace,
LuLu

Saturday, December 30, 2017

'Happy New Year! and more goodies

by Mary Lou 'LuLu' Haynes

Howdy and Welcome,

Yes! I have been MIA for awhile. But for 2018, I hope to post more often.

I have discovered the world of BuJos and am trying to do as much planning as possible. I'm trying to focus on completing my arts and crafts projects. Plus I finally started taking guitar lessons!

Here's a page from my BuJo that tracks my weight loss journey - which is a huge challenge and struggle for me. I have completed several more milestones since this photo was taken - but have not made any progress in months. Maybe my planning will help me to stay on track.





If you need a Birthday /Anniversary Calendar for you BuJo or planner, here's a no frills perpetual calendar I recently designed. It's an Instant Download PDF at my etsy shop.
www.etsy.com/shop/lulutoobeaucoup
 
 
 
If you are in the deep freeze like we are here in Chicago, here's a photo of me and Mr. Weber during 90 Degree F weather at the Weber House and Gardens this past July.  
Maybe this will warm us up! It's 4 degrees F right now - b-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r.
 

I look just like my younger sister, Marcy, in this photo. Because we look so much alike, we call ourselves 'twins', although we were born 6 years apart.


YOUR TURN
What's the temp in your 'neck of the woods'?


Have a great New Year!

Peace,
LuLu

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