Thursday, April 23, 2009

Poppets Gone Bad

We had alot of fun with this little project. It was our journal page for Our Deb to take home to California. Top photo: Created by Deb M Bottom photo: Created by yours truly

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Artfest was so many wonderful things. For starts, there was the opportunity to spend good quality time with my dear friend, Mary. We share years of ART growing pains and it only gets better as the time passes. And then there are my 6W roomies and equally dear friends, Mary (ofcourse), Janice, Mo, Deb M, and Our Deb. Our Deb comes with a story but suffice to say she is the token, non Canadian, but she is learning. And there was Ty and Marcia who spent their quality waking hours with us when they weren't teaching - our part time roomies!

Top Row: Nadine, Janice, Mo
Bottom Row: Our Deb, Deb M, Mary
6W Reunion 2009

Every year we each hone a little corner of the dining room table that becomes ours for the 4 nights at Fort Worden. The table, laden with art supplies, chocolate, licorice, and wine, never sees the light of day. Projects and chatter glide across the the smooth surface while laughter bounces off the walls.

Teesha, Michelle, Bee, Dawn, Tracie Lyn and Marylin, Penelope, JoAnne, Jacque, Lynne, Laurie, Donna, Lizard, Dorta, KD, and so many, many more… 554 to be exact. It was wonderful, insightful, and fun. Is that the first time I mentioned fun? My classes this year were the best. Thank you Laurie, Judy and Ty and Marcia for making Artfest my creative sanctuary and jump starting a whole mess of new projects. I brought home an armload of trades from the folks I know and see every year and from the ‘festal virgins’. Great little trades that I will look at time and time again. For those of you who didn’t sign your trade or include a business or moo card, be sure to next time. How will I ever know to thank you when we meet again.

My Portable Shadowbox Shrine from Laurie Mika's class

Port Townsend is a wonderful little village full of delightful shopping experiences. The town folk and proprietors welcome the Artfest attendees with open arms and ‘tills’. I’m sure we give the local economy a big boost after a long winter. If you haven’t experienced Port Townsend, DO. It offers many different events throughout the year, has many delicious eateries and tons of eye candy and art. The heritage buildings have all been restored and are open as fabulous B & B's.

Thank you Teesha and Tracy for another fabulous ARTFEST experience. Visit Teesha’s site and learn more about Teesha, Artfest, ArtfibreFest and JournalFest at