Sunday, March 29, 2009

Off to Artfest

The week of Artfest has finally arrived. For those of you who have heard me expound about it for the past 4 months, you’ll be happy to know that I will return on the 5th full of inspiration and energy. Check out Artfest at and go to Retreats. Woah, I’m getting excited. I’m packing my trades, supplies and bags. I’m so looking forward to reuniting with my AF friends and meeting new ones. I have some great classes. Laurie Mika’s Portable Shadow Box Shines, Judy Wise’s Photographic Memory and Ty and Marcia’s Heavy Metal. Sounds pretty cool, huh?

2009 marks a reunion year for the six of us that stay in Officers Housing 6W (Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA). Three of us didn’t make it last year for various reasons, and after a disappointing cancellation of our workshop at Hacienda Mosaico in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico we are anxious to sit around the dining room table late into the night, laughing hysterically, imbibing a little (well some more than others but I’m not telling) and probably making an outrageous amount of noise. But the art that transpires around the table is truly something to behold. And that’s the evenings, I could tell you about the days but that will wait for another post. I get so ‘cranked’ at Artfest – you are all invited to come by the studio when I return and see what I have created while hanging out with a bunch of crazed mixed media artists, the trades I have gathered, and ofcourse my purchases. There are always my purchases!! Vendors Night: Where many of the instructors, attendees and others sell their work and mixed media products. And I always make time to spend in Port Townsend. A seaside community chocked full of eye candy and tickling treats. Hmmm, like that mini phrase ‘tickling treats’! Included are a couple of photos of the trades I’m taking to share with others.