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I am nuts for Altered Books. I am mostly self taught but I have had training in basic art, interior designing, book binding and stamping. I have taught at Salado Studio and Stamp Salado in Salado, TX; and Artful Gatherings Studio and Artful Texas Retreats and the annual Altered Book Retreats in Texas. I have attended and taught at several art retreats in many states. Life has been kind to me there are several magazines and books that have published some of my efforts: RubberStamp Madness, Stamper Sampler, Altered Arts, Legacy now Somerset Memories, Somerset Studio, Somerset Studio Gallery IV, The Anthology of ATC (Artist Trading Cards), Green Craft Magazine, HandCrafted Volume 6, Destination Creativity, Stamper Sampler Catch up 2011. Other works: House of Cards an Exhibition of the Emerging Art of ATC, Breast Cancer Art Deck for Susan G. Komen Foundation, in 2008 an Altered Dress Form for a silent auction to benefit Susan G. Komen Foundation. Some of the vehicles I use for my art are: Altered Books, ATC (artist trading cards) Canvas, Collage, Handmade Books, Journals, Jewelry, Mixed Media/Paper Art ... I do hope you enjoy looking at the thing I love making ... enjoy!

Friday, September 28, 2007

We will be doing the Altered Book Retreat in 2008 !!

Altered Book Retreat March 13-16, 2008 the theme of the book will be "My Altered Grand Tour". You will create an elegant work of art depicting captivating places - exotic, time honored, must see places. You will enjoy tea in Paris, see Egypt's pyramids, visit the leaning tower of Pisa in Italy, and go on safari in Africa. Mark you calendars and tell everyone you are headed to Salado, TX in March of 2008 for a fun filled 4 days of Altering a great book. If you are looking for the perfect gift for the upcoming holidays - Christmas, Valentine's Day, or a birthday - this altered book retreat is a perfect way to pamper yourself. Grab your best friend and come join in the fun. The total cost for the 4-day class: $225, deposit $100 due at time of sign up. (Deposit becomes non-refundable after January 15) Complete payment due by February 15, 2008. You may pay your deposit or make your full payments using the PayPal button to the left ... please note that the banner on the PayPal account will look similar to this banner but your payment will read to "The Art Sook" because that is my business name. The list of what is provided in the kit, what you need to bring and the itinerary are posted and to get to it quickly you will just click on the link on the side bar. A map will be posted a little later. There will be only 20 seats so sign up early to be assured a place at the table ..... make you payment by PayPal using the button on the left side of the page then email Linda Findley for your reserved seat.

The arrangements have been made at Holiday Inn Express and there will be a block of 13 room at a special rate of $95 per night + taxes, so if everyone has a room mate that would be $47.50 + tax for each night. Call 254-947-4004 or 888 465 4329 and ask for "The Altered Book Retreat" block of rooms for our special rate, these rooms will only be held at this rate till Feb. 15, 2008.

Due to Jeri Aaron's heavy schedule she has ask me to take over the rest of this Retreat ... I want to thank Jeri for all of her diligent work and advice on my AB Retreat, she has said she hopes to still be at the even and I am hoping it will work out that way .... remember to tell your significant other or family that this would be a great gift .... Thanks Linda


  1. Hi Linda,
    Heather W. from Artchix chat room! Wondering if this event is still being planned I think my mom and I might be interested. Sounds super fun!

  2. Yes this is still scheduled .... looking forward to seeing you there ... Linda

  3. I paid my deposit. I am looking for alternative lodging because I may be coming alone. Will the retreat be held at the Holiday Inn Express?? If not where, so I can find a room close by. Thanks!

  4. Well Linda sorry that I won't be coming to this retreat but I have told my family that I this is my 50th birthday pressie, so I shall be there in 3 years time (such a long time to wait sigh)

    Have fun everyone

  5. I MAY get to attend this event. Does anyone need a roomie?

  6. I MAY get to attend this event. Does anyone need a roomie?

  7. When you sign up I will put you on the email list that will go out for those looking for roommates ..... Linda F