saddling up for Lucky Star Art Camp!

lucky15in about a month, i’ll be heading down to the Texas Hill Country for what has become one of my favorite teaching gigs of every year: Lucky Star Art Camp. this will be the 3rd year for this event and it just keeps getting better! i wanted to let you know that it’s not too late to join me if you’re needing a little Autumnal getaway; registration is open until October 16 at noon.

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the setting is spectacular, right on the Guadalupe river, and Texas is gorgeous in November! warm days and cool nights mean most of the workshops take place outdoors, but you might need a cozy blanket in the evening around the fire…

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most evenings we sit around the campfire and sing along with in-house Rock Star Mandy Rowden.

most evenings we sit around the campfire and sing along with in-house Rock Star Mandy Rowden.

did i mention the FOOD? local, healthy, farm-to-table Southwestern fare. you won't go hungry!

did i mention the FOOD? local, healthy, farm-to-table Southwestern fare. you won’t go hungry!

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Ranch House #2 has been my home-away-from-home both times i've attended Lucky Star.

Ranch House #2 has been my home-away-from-home both times i’ve attended Lucky Star.

Lucky Star feels like summer camp; in fact it’s held on a campus — Camp Waldemar — that is indeed a girls’ summer camp since 1926, founded by a real live cowgirl! so there are lots of activities that bring back the awesome memories of being a kid and attending camp: riding horses, singing ’round the campfire, swimming in the river, and yes, leather crafting! but then there are the workshops, with more grown-up and super-fun subjects like Selling Your Art Online, Making Cheese at Home, Apothecary Cafe, Girl Guitar, and Making the World a Bluer Place (aka Shibori dyeing with indigo)! the awesome group of teachers, some local and some who travel from afar, have so much to share. i wish i could take all of the classes myself!

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i always offer a mix of sewing and crochet, so this year i’m teaching Sew Your Own Leggings, Zip It!, Crochet on the Edge, and Stitch It! the embroidery workshop has become something of a tradition and this will be my 3rd year doing it. last year we had a huge group of beginning crocheters, so i hope to see many of them expand their skills this year in my edgings class.

the guitar (and ukulele!) class gave a moving performance the last night of camp.

the guitar (and ukulele!) class gave a moving performance the last night of camp.

for me, my absolute favorite thing about Lucky Star is the horses. i had a pony and a horse as a kid, and rode many days a week while growing up, but it had been thirty years since i’d been in the saddle! riding through the Texas hills at sunset and seeing the native flora and fauna from the back of a horse is definitely a highlight.

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i hope you can join us this year! take a peek at the schedule to get a tiny taste of how much fun you’ll have. see you in Texas!

4 comments to saddling up for Lucky Star Art Camp!

  • Donna L

    What a great post about Luck Star. I am happy to say that I will be able to come on a day camper basis which makes me really happy because I thought I was not going to be able to attend at all. I registered yesterday and will be taking your Crochet on the Edge class Friday afternoon! YIPPEEEEEEE

    Can’t wait to see you again! I will miss spending the night in Ranch House #2!

  • cal

    oh goody donna! i’ll miss being roomies again but glad to hear you will be there by day! xoxo

  • So fun! Maybe I can get a gig there teaching how to knit on horseback.

  • cal

    i think that’s a GENIUS idea mary lou!!!

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