Monthly Archives: January 2014

For the Early Birds


With so many artists arriving on Thursday I wanted to reiterate the Thursday evening plans.   If you are planning to join us for the Thursday hike at Usery Park, please plan to meet in the lobby of the Hyatt at 4:30 pm.   Note that this is earlier than 6 pm which was the original tentative time.  We will likely be at the park until sunset, at which time we will head to dinner and then to Scottsdale for the art walk that runs from 7-9 pm.

If you would like to meet up for dinner, we can always return to the Hyatt before heading to dinner to collect more people, then head to Scottsdale from there.   Or if you have your own dinner plans, but still want to meet up with us for the art walk, then plan to meet at the horse statue on 5th avenue at 7 o’clock.

Looking forward to the fun!  See you in a few days!


Quick Reminder


The SHOW Girls and I will be in the art room setting up Thursday afternoon.  We would greatly appreciate it if no one other than the SHOW Girls goes into the room for any reason o Thursday.   That includes dropping off at supplies and picking out your seat.  We will be busy arranging the room for fabulousness and want you to be surprised when you walk in at 9 am on Friday morning.

The art room will NOT be open to attendees until 9 am Friday morning.  At which time you may you may bring in your supplies and choose your space for the weekend!  So sleep in, enjoy your complimentary breakfast, visit to your hearts content, and be ready to bust down the doors at 9 am on Friday morning!

Keep in mind, you are welcome to go in and out of the art room to your hearts content for the remainder of the weekend!   The doors will be locked during the wee hours of night, but if you are an early riser, then feel free to let the front desk know that you are with ARTzona and would like to get into the room to start creating.  I will be in the guest room next door to the art room, so for any reason if you have troubles getting in the art room, just come let me know.

ARTzona 10 Day Forecast is for AWESOME!!!


Hello fellow enthusiastic artists!   No doubt you’re all getting as excited as I am for next weeks event!  If you are anything like me you’re scrambling to decide what to bring and can barely sleep because your thinking of all the fun you will be having by this time next week. 

For those of you traveling from far and wide, I thought you would like to know that the forecast is for sunshine and temperatures in the mid 70’s for the next week or more!  In other words, it will be absolutely LOVELY for your stay in Mesa, Arizona this time around!  So be sure to bring your sunscreen, bathing suit, and flip flops!  Still a good idea to bring a sweater, as the evenings and early mornings will still be chilly and only in the 40’s. 

Also want to remind you that the Hyatt has revamped their entire swimming pool area!  They now have a 12 person Jacuzzi, surround sound with a big screen TV and plenty of lounge seating for sun bathing.   So when you need  little break, be sure to hit the pool area and soak up some vitamin D while you’re here. 

Here is  link to the 10 day forecast to better help you plan your packing needs.

See you all this time next week! 


Cheers ~ Trina

Happy New Year!!


Wishing you all a happy, successful, creative 2014!  I’m so looking forward to what 2014 has to offer for ARTzona and my family!  I know that 2014 is going to start out wonderful, because in 24 days (23 for the early birds)  I get to see all 40 of you amazing artists!!

My New Years Resolution ~ to have my signature cards made and ready by January 23rd!

See you soon my friends!

Cheers ~ Trina