Sunday, April 3, 2016

Spotlight On Our ReMe Sister - Patti Tolley Parrish!

The Wildly Talented Patti Tolley Parrish
We founded ReMe Retreats with Art and Community at our core.  With that as our foundation, one of the most wonderful and awe inspiring discoveries that we've made along the way has been in learning about the remarkable women who have joined us as guests of ReMe.  We're proud to call each of them our ReMe Sisters.  

In what we hope will be the first of many such posts, today we'll shine our spotlight on one of our beloved.  Yesterday we had the extreme pleasure of attending a class taught by Patti Tolley Parrish at Creative Studios NC where Gelli Printing was the order of the day.  

Patti and her husband, Dave, have an amazing love story that brings tears of joy and laughter to our eyes each time we hear it.  She's talented, creative, witty, and kind; and she shares all of this and more in the classroom.  Patti's passionate about her subject matter, and she exhibited great patience with even the most "special" students among us.  (No.  We won't name names!)  

A few of the highlights from our time with Patti follow:

Fun in the studio with Amy Smith!
Jan McClay and Mary Wright, Artists and Instructors.
Look how clean their work space is before class!
Jean Skipper and Jodi Ohl during the first class they've ever taken together.
Yes.  I did Gelli Print all over my shirt!
Tools of The Trade
A few of our favorites from Patti's line of stencils at

Betty would be so proud!

At the conclusion of our Gelli Printing Class, several of the ladies continued their adventure with Patti as they created her Gelli JumpStart Journals.  Patti's original Gelli JumpStart Journals were featured in the 10th Anniversary Edition of Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine, and they're even better in person! Gorgeous books were created by all, and I'm sure that photos will be featured on Facebook this week.
To learn more about Patti and her work, please visit her blog (Inky Obsessions), her online store  ... her You Tube Channel, and her Facebook Page.  You'll be glad that you did!

Creative Studios NC is home to the individual studios of Jodi Ohl, Jean Skipper, and Jan McClay.  To learn more about Creative Studios and their latest class offerings and events, please visit their website and Facebook Page