The Magic of PLAY!

Teesha and Tracy Moore are magicians!  They invited about 30 artists to their PLAY retreat in Port Townsend Washington and I was lucky enough to attend with Orly Avineri.  What a fantastic three days we had.  We took turns showing techniques and tips.   I had the good fortune to sit across from Tracy Moore and next to Steve Salik.  We learned about lots of fun new tools for artists.  Teesha and Tracy created such a wonderful safe place for sharing and creating.  Tracy Moore helped me to create a fabulous journal using paper from a demo I did as the cover.  Tracy is so patient, kind and funny.  It was a fantastic weekend of hanging out, sharing, and creating.  This was one of several spreads I did at PLAY.  I met so many wonderful artists including Michelle Geller and Liesel Lund, it was such an amazing, creative, inspiring weekend.  Thank you Teesha and Tracy!

2018-05-03T13:40:07+00:00February 20th, 2011|Art Journals|8 Comments


  1. Jo February 20, 2011 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    What a nice spread and post, Brian. I understand your enthusiasm for Teesha and Tracy’s smaller events because I participated in a couple of similar retreats about 12 years ago. It’s really incredible to be able to sit and work in the same room with all that creative energy. And they are such nice, approachable people!

  2. Seth February 20, 2011 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    This sounds like it was a great experience Brian. Hope we see more of the work/play you made there in upcoming posts.

  3. GinnyCarterSmallenburg February 20, 2011 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    Love your pages, Brian. Isn’t Tracy just the best? He is so encouraging, warm, fun and full of curiosity. Lucky you!

  4. teesha February 21, 2011 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    ooooh Brian…I could just EAT those pages…they are so beautiful with those colors!!! YOu have inspired me to journal BIG. I found a moleskin just like yours and am working up the guts to just dig into it. It’s GIGANTIC! and I will think of you everytime I work in it.

  5. Pnina February 22, 2011 at 2:00 am - Reply

    I can tell you had lots of fun… Beautiful pages.

  6. Orly February 22, 2011 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    Yeah lots of fun Brian, if we only understood how beneficial it is for us, adult types, to play…play…play…aaahhh..
    What an amazing opportunity that was for connection, growth and wonderment..

  7. Tracy February 22, 2011 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    That was so much fun Brian. You creatively influenced the entire group dynamic. And what a great group dynamic we had there. Such a wonderful group of people to hang with. Thank you for coming up for it and for being so much fun to sit next to. 😉

  8. Mary February 23, 2011 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    oh my gosh, what a terrific time you must have had!!

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