Monday, January 14, 2013

Time Warp Art Retreat April 12-15 2013

[UPDATED: 03-25-13 FINAL Participant List]

So the Time Warp Art Retreat is ON!

April 12-15 2013
Austin, Texas

The purpose of the Retreat is for as many members as possible of our online community to meet in person and spend time together doing fun things we all enjoy - making art!

When I got this idea, I was thinking very small but fate has stepped in and put her own spin on things. We now have a larger meeting space for the classroom so more friends can come to the Retreat! However, SPACES ARE LIMITED! Only so many people will fit into the classroom!

The Retreat will be from Friday night through Sunday night. There will be goody bags, prizes, shopping, mini classes, a pizza party Friday night, and more! We will be eating Tex-Mex and BBQ as requested!

The Retreat will be held at:

Comfort Suites Austin Airport Hotel
7501 E. Ben White Blvd., Austin, TX, US, 78741

DO NOT try to book your room through the website! You must CALL the hotel DIRECT and ask for Time Warp Art Retreat group rate. If this is a problem for you, please let me know!!

Room rates (ask for Time Warp Art Retreat group rate):
$80 = King
$90 = Two Queen
(The hotel tax is the usual 15%)

Each individual will be reponsible for reserving their own room(s). Hotel check-in is 3pm. Spaces are limited - we have a block of 20 rooms reserved. There are 4 rooms available for early (Thursday) and late (Tuesday) check-in/out.

The cut off date to reserve rooms at the discounted rate is March 22, 2013.


This Retreat is not for profit and the cost of all the things involved in putting on a gathering of this size will be shared by all participants. Therefore, a registration fee will be required and as is usual will be non-refundable.

The registration fee is $60 (discounted) if you sign up (hit that Paypal button!) by January 31, 2013. After that the fee goes up to $75. Ed.= I am leaving the fee at $60 - can't figure out how to change it! LOL




The pizza party Friday night is the only food included in the registration. The other meals are planned, but individuals will pay for their own food.


The Hotel has free shuttle service to and from the Airport every day (5am-11pm).

Shopping trip: I will NOT be renting a van (the cost is impossible!) so I will be asking for volunteers to drive us all shopping on Saturday April 13th! So, those who are driving in or renting a car, please think about being a driver for us (you will be compensated for gas).

INFO ADDED 02-12-13:
 Those attending the retreat please think about whether or not you would like to teach us all something. The "class" should be about an hour long. Please also let me know if there will be a "kit" or a supply list.

I will be sending out an email soon to gather this information.


The ATC swap will be some time on Sunday. I am making 24 (this is the top number of participants). Please remember to keep them 2.5 x 3.5 and try not to have things sticking out or not be too 3-D. Most of us plan to make mini books to hold them and the pockets are only so big! LOL!

If you would like to attend the Retreat, please contact me
by email (bren47 at austin dot rr dot com)
with your:

Ustream name (so we all know who we are LOL)
Twitter name (if you have one)
and any other information you'd like us know :-)

I will be posting a list of paid participants as they become known.
Hope to see you there!

FINAL Participant List: 18 of us!!

mitzicurry = Mitzi
Artedar = Dar
AnnetteMcCarty = Annette
pinkij = Sheri
DarcieGlam = Darcie
CarolBinOK = Carol
VickiBR = Vicki
MsDebren = Debra
MusicScrp = Jean
ladyoflosttimes = Fran
HappyDiane = Diane
canadianrobin = Robin
Dana84C = Dana
BrendaMoffett = B4
Lynne_ab = Lynne
ArtistPoetGirl = Jamie
seekingforart = Martha
Joyce = FotoJoy
ElegantTangle = bren47 = (me) LOL