Gatsby Queens, 2015 Mount Dora, Florida

 Karen Paige Hillman presents Queens of Art 2, "Gatsby Queens."

An artists creative weekend celebrating the era of unprecedented opulence!

This special weekend will take place in the quaint and historic town of Mount Dora, Florida.  The weekend includes 3 decadent art projects, Friday evening welcome dessert soiree', lunch on Saturday, and a dinner at The Lakeside Inn  on Saturday night,  along with special take home treats and treasures! 

 Most IMPORTANT NOTE... HOTELS WILL BE FULL... It is an antiques extravaganza weekend at Renniger's.. Hotels will not block rooms because they know they will sell out.  We plan on shopping Rennigers on Friday so book your room TODAY!

I am thrilled to present the project I will be teaching, "Daisy's De'colletage."  This is a beautiful fur collar which will be embellished with hand stitched details using velvets, pearls, beaded appliques and more. 

 It is a "Gatsby" worthy heirloom piece to cherish for years to come! 

You will also indulge in this beautiful make and take project on Friday night taught by Karen during our dessert soiree'!  So beautiful it will make you want to kick up your heels and do the Charleston!

We will also welcome my talented artist friend Judy Stafford!  As you  all know, a Gatsby girl has a full schedule of plans, parties and speak easy engagements to attend, so Judy will teach you to create your own divine day timer featuring removable pages and an opulent Gatsby Queen on the front cover!

 Judy Stafford is a self taught artist who loves all mediums of creating! Her business called "Twinkle Toes" boasts a full line of "bling embellished" shoes featuring the finest of crystals and laces.  The love of this work, and of all things vintage, extended her art into 
custom jewelry and finery of all kinds.

Space is very limited for this unique event!

 Total cost for the weekend is $395.    You can make your payment through Pay Pal to  Payment is NON REFUNDABLE.  If you wish, you can call Karen directly with a credit card to make your payment.

  If for any reason you cannot attend the event after securing a spot, I need you to understand this:   your payment is NON REFUNDABLE. 

 Once you pay and commit to a spot, your money is being spent on materials, supplies, food etc. It would be your responsibility to find someone else to cover your spot if you have to cancel.

There are several Bed and Breakfasts in the area but they will fill up quickly on this weekend.  I can't stress this enough!  If you are coming, BOOK YOUR ROOM TODAY!

The Lakeside Inn has rooms available as of now, (May28, 2015) and if you secure your room and ask for The Gatsby Queen rate, they will honor it as long as they have rooms, which will NOT be for long.  The phone number for the Lakeside Inn is (352) 383-4101.

  There is also a place called Mount Dora Historic Inn and Cottages and several other bed and breakfasts in the area if you want to do a google search.  The Lakeside Inn is requiring a 3 night stay minimum.  If you don't mind staying a little further away check out The Best Western or Quality Inn in Eustis, Florida.

  It is usually much easier for me to secure rates from hotels when it is not an extravaganza weekend at Rennigers, but this is one of the highlights for all of the ladies who come to the event, so we have to take what we can get.  Which is why I say again, MAKE YOUR ROOM RESERVATIONS NOW!

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Can't wait to see you and PARTY LIKE GATSBY!

Queens of Art, 2015! Time to Party like Gatsby!

Queens of Art returns in February of 2015 and EVERYTHING'S GONE GATSBY my friends!  This is my favorite era of all time and I can't wait to share the amazing details!

It will be a weekend brimming with delight, opulence and art projects beyond your imagination!

My artist events tend to be on the smaller and intimate side,

All projects and details coming at the end of June, 2014 here on this blog....

Join me and "Party like Gatsby!"


Join us for a weekend brimming with Valentines Beauty!

 Karen Hillman proudly presents

February 10-12, 2012

Your invited to escape the cold of winter and join us in Florida for this one of a kind artist event!

The main focus of this Queens of Art event is PROJECTS!  This event boasts 5 incredible projects presented in a beautiful, intimate atmosphere where you can escape and simply...CREATE!  All projects are created with a regal and romantic Valentine's feel in mind.

Your creative weekend with begin Friday afternoon with a Welcome Soiree!  Gather with new friends, enjoy a glass of wine and cheese.  We will jump right in with our first project this evening.

 Queens of arts will be held at Karen's cape cod style home in Plantation Florida.

 Not only will Karen be the hostess, but she will also be the artful chef for Queen of Arts!  Each morning we will begin with a lovely opportunity to venture among the butterfly garden with coffee and mimosas before diving into a day of regal projects and creative time with friends.

No matter what your creative interest are, Queens of Art will offer something for everyone!

From paper, fabric, to shabby sweet mosaics, there will be a variety of projects to suit your fancy!

For more detail on the projects being taught please take a moment to click on the "Event Workshops" tab at the top of this page.

As part of the event each lady with have the opportunity to participate and shop at the Suitcase Showcase!  If you would like the opportunity to sell some of your lovely creations, but don't want to travel with a large inventory of items, then this is the perfect vending opportunity for you!

If you would like to offer any items for sale during the weekend, we invite you to participate in the Suitcase Showcase!  All items should be displayed in suitcases of your choice.  However, please consider the nature of the event and consider a lovely suitcase that best compliments the feel of the event and best represent your lovely art.  All suitcase MUST  be lined with either white or cream lace, crochet, etc.    The Suitcase Showcase will be on display all weekend for all to view and make purchases!

Also as a participant in Queens of Art, please take part in our Valentine's Box Swap!

Take a pretty Valentine's Box and decorate it in your own artistic form!  Fill it with trinkets or treasures of your choice...lace, ribbon, buttons, embellishments, special treasures!  The goal is to make the outside as pretty as what is inside!  Make your box a treasure one would love to put on  display each and every Valentine's Day!   More details will follow upon registration.

The Queens of Art event space is very LIMITED, so please be sure to reserve your spot!   Please explore the above tool bar for more information on your hostess, details of what's included, and lodging.

We hope to see you there!