The last day of the retreat was spent making charms that Eileen and myself taught the ladies to do. Eileen showed how to work with the Tim Holtz acrylic charms and also a cool tip with bottle cap charms. You glue ballchain to the inside of the bottle cap rim and it just gives it a really nice finish. I taught the ladies how to make some charms using melting pots and UTEE with memory frames shown below.
Of course later that evening we all piled into the Marlin which is a restaurant just down the street from Elena's. We were thoroughly exhausted from doing a 4 day marathon of constant art so needless to say everyone let their hair down.
Yes there was alcohol involved. Beer, wine, and Sangria.
YEP.... a conga line even broke out towards the end.
You may ask why Gina has dollar bills stuffed in her top? The answer would normally be "what happens in the Keys, stays in the Keys" but it was actually not what you think. She was dancing around with the tip jar collecting money for the DJ/Singer, Carlo, who you can see just behind her. He did a wonderful job of entertaining us for so long that he actually lost his voice.
Gina and Marita do some swinging.
Yes... there was even singing!
Look at all the food that was put out for us. They just kept bringing it even after Elena said we had had enough.
Here is the whole gang on the last night of our wonderful time together. The next 2 days everyone left to go back to their respective lives. I for one miss all the noise and chaos even though it was a little overwhelming for me. Until next year ladies!!!