Tinker Verve

creating with spirit & enthusiasm…often with great results

What’s for breakfast?

I really do try to keep our eating at a healthier level than what my palette actually prefers.

{my palette screams for sugar…about 24 hours a day}

So, although I’ve wanted to make this cinnamon roll recipe for several months, I have restrained and refrained…until now.  I can see that I was truly doing myself a favor.  I have not been able to keep my hands off of them.

It’s a fun, easy recipe but as your friend this post must accompany a warning…

Don’t Make these Cinnamon Rolls Unless you can SHARE them with Friends!

…and make sure you enjoy them!

As I promised  yesterday, I have updated  THIS POST and you can find better pictures and descriptions for the upcoming art retreat that I host at my place.  I love the excitement that I hear about this.  I have some spots that I would LOVE to get filled soon.  It’s YOUR time to jump in.  YOU won’t regret it.

click here:  Bσhσ Art Retreats • 2011

March 12, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Let’s talk Boho * 2011…

Here are some hi-lights from the 2010 Bσhσ Art Retreats…taken with Amber’s creative eye!

Last year I climbed in my gypsy wagon of creativity and ventured into a new territory…where spirit, enthusiasm and creative whimsy embrace avant~garde.

βσhσ Art Retreats

This title is reflective of a slight Bohemian flair ~ for the unconventional, artistic lifestyle that it portrays.

I’ll honestly say that it {the journey} exceeded my highest expectations.  I found that I can plot, plan and prepare for months and offer this:

•a fun variety of workshops

•a beautiful country setting and accommodations

•healthy, tasty, home-cooked meals

•a nurturing of heart and spirit

•and lots and lots and lots of beautiful German glass glitter

…but it’s the ladies who attend who truly make each event grand.

The next art retreat scheduled for:

October 20-22, 2011

These retreats are small and intimate and limited to 8-10 gals.

$380 will include all meals, lodging and workshops.  $100 will hold a spot for you!

I live about 1 hour and 15 minutes north of Spokane, Washington.

this link will show you a variety of posts written on the retreats and workshops offered in 2010 & 2011

The workshops for 2011 will focus on soldering, collage and mixed media…

and to tickle YOUR artistical fancy here are some pictures of the workshops projects…

Soldering 101

Our soldering will begin with a couple of easy projects for the beginner and will also serve as a fun refresher for those who’ve done some soldering before.   The small vial pictured can be used to encapsulate a special keepsake, such as your grandmother’s broken pearl necklace or possibly the 1st lost tooth from your wee one.  With your own thoughts and special memories you can preserve a little something that is special to YOU.

Soldering 102

Once you feel more confident with your own soldering abilities you will work on a mini-collaged piece  that will be encased with solder in a diamond-shaped, prism glass pendant.

Mixed Media Fun

After some hands-on instruction in the mixed media arena we’ll move to a 9×13 wooden surface that will become our canvas for an artful You-Creation.  It will also serve as a {fun}ctional clip board that daily will inspire your personal organization and tickle your artistical fancy!


Table~Top Glass Journal

This is a 4×6 table-top journal.  The cover is glass.  Under the glass, on the front and the back, is paper collage that will make this creation be an individual, one-of-a-kind piece for YOU.

…propped up on an easel it will be readily on hand to jot down a fun thought, quote or creative word that comes to mind…

A ‘charmed’ handle will be the perfect finishing touch.

Won’t YOU join me this year and fashion your own Bσhσ experience!

March 12, 2011 Posted by | Art Retreat, retreat workshops | 13 Comments