Friday Finds – Art Party & Signs of Fall


The above picture is of my first resin piece, made at Amy Duncan’s Art Party entitled Rendezvous with Resin. I had never been to one of Amy’s parties and I gotta tell you, it was a blast! Amy is an excellent teacher and an amazing artist. She has a lovely, well organized studio space that we worked in and she provided all the materials. When she is not teaching, she is creating fabulous mixed media pieces, using recycled materials and her own photographs. She had a booth at a recent art fair and we were fortunate enough to buy one of her pieces, which sits gracefully on a wall in our entryway. To learn more about Amy and her company Four Corners Design,  check out her blog HERE. Throughout her studio, home, and garden she has lovely displays of found materials like this little vignette near the door of the studio.


It was also a thrill to meet Martha Traas (sewfabmartha on Instagram) who participated in the resin class as well.


The great thing about meeting online friends in person is that they don’t feel like strangers at all. I feel like I’ve known Martha for years!


Here we are in the studio with Amy giving us instructions on how to pour the resin. It was such fun and Brian & I are already talking about other things we can do with resin.

Another thing that happened this last week was the transition from Summer to Fall and I have been seeing the signs here and there in the garden.


Leaves are turning from green to yellow to crimson.


My Japanese Maple is dropping its seed pods and some of the leaves are already dried.


My purple Clematis has already died back so I need to get out there and cut the dead vines back and tidy up its container.

We’ve had such a lovely Summer. The best one in years. But I’m ready for cooler temps now. How about you?

Thanks so much for stopping by. I’m linking up with Kim Klassen’s Friday Finds today. If you get a chance, check out her site. So many beautiful images there.


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14 Responses to Friday Finds – Art Party & Signs of Fall

  1. So fun to see how much fun you and Brian had in the class with Amy, and love her display of rakes. I am so glad you are showing the signs of fall in your yard, so cool to see since I have been there and can’t see in person. Yes of Yes I am so ready for cooler temps, are morning are so nice right now but we are still hot in the day. Just waiting for the cooler days now. All a process.

  2. Carol – I agree that it was such a joy to meet online friend for real – both you and Martha…and I’m so happy you and Brian had a creative time at my class and are inspired to do more with resin – can’t wait to see!
    With the rain the last couple of days, I have to realize summer is over…it was a glorious one here!

  3. Melinda says:

    That sounds like so much fun! I’m struck by how cool it is to meet online friends in person, by how fun it is to create in a group (I haven’t done anything like that in years- except online of course), and that your husband is also a creative! Beautiful art and photography as always, Carol!

  4. Barb says:

    This does sound like a blast! I almost feel like I “know” Amy … she’s so creative and inspiring. I love your first images of autumn … I can’t wait to see more.

  5. Sarah says:

    Lucky you to be able to go to Amy’s Art Party. What a treat! Yes on-line friends are just that friends.

  6. Michelle B says:

    The class sounds like so much fun. Your piece turned out great. Love your fall color pictures. It is sad to see summer go and no more flip flops, but I am now ready for the colors to change, it is always a beautiful time of year.

  7. Julia says:

    Love these images and the glimpse into your class. I guess our summers aren’t as hot as yours – Iwish it lasted longer!

  8. Sylvia says:

    Amy’s Art party sounds great, Carol, such a lovely work you’ve created !
    Wonderful signs of autumn in your garden !
    Have a nice weekend,

  9. I am sooooo jealous! I am a big fan of Amy’s and would LOVE to play in her studio! The piece you created is wonderful. And lovely fall images.

  10. Cheryl M says:

    Oh Carol, it looks like you had so much fun at the party and that resin piece is stunning!! LOVE the vignette photo at the studio. I would love something like that in my home!
    It truly DOES feel like you’ve known that online friend all your life when you meet them, doesn’t it? I’ve met one online friend and it was an awesome feeling.
    Great fall photos and I can’t wait to see more from you.

  11. Viv says:

    Lovely sign of of Autumn colour over here too. Love that you met up with friends, I’m so envious would love to take a class with Amy

  12. Donna says:

    Carol, Thank you so much for taking pictures and describing your experience with the class led by Amy. Of course, I follow Amy’s blog and love her work. Your post was almost like being there . . . so much creativity and expression. And your glimpses of fall, moments of mindfulness and appreciation, make for pictures that speak to us all.

  13. Cheryl says:

    This looks like a nice class for you and Brian…glad you enjoyed your day.

  14. Diana Foster says:

    The resin project looked interesting. Adore the pots on the stairs. Visiting from Friday Finds.

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