Thursday, October 25, 2007


Here is the lovely view from my dorm room. I have stayed in this dorm at ArtFest, but never been over to this side during the daytime to get the view. The weather was all over the map...raining, windy, and sunny. We were so lucky with the timing of the weather. We stayed pretty dry going to and from classes. I had a wonderful time and made new friends and connected with old ones.

Here is Deb Lewis a wonderful soul and her spirit is radiant like her smile. And yes Shari we stayed up till midnight a few nights chatting in the lounge...wish you could have been there too. Maybe next year?

Here are Tammy and Linda sewing up a storm. Tammy's laugh just makes me smile...both gals where delightful.

One of my favorite stores in Port Townsend is Edge to Edge. A delightful store with vinatage trims, fabrics, and more...I found them about three years ago in their previous location and have made trips to Port Townsend to just get some fabric.

My classes were all wonderful...needle felting with Keely, Paper Quilts and SewFab Journal with Pam Garrsion. People were fun, classes were great, and it was just fabulous. ArtFiberFest is smaller than ArtFest and I just love the event!

Monday, October 22, 2007

I love mail, and today was great! A few items from Ebay and then....the new charm book by Larks with my first official article. I have another article in their pearl jewelry book coming out soon too. I will post about ArtFiberFest soon.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

ArtFiberFest here I come! I am going to try and remember to take photos this time, and will post when I return.

"It is never too late to be what you might have been." George Elliot

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Art & Soul

A&S was wonderful. My students were great and I was so proud of all that they accomplished. Seeing their projects and pride as they jingled their charm bracelets was a highlight and why I teach. To see the enthusiasm for what I love from my students gives me an energy that I can’t describe, but try to maintain once I return home. This little tray was part of the kit preparation...I am not sure how many jump rings I made, assembled and counted, but definitely helped keep the classes running. Glenny and Cindy work endlessly to make this a wonderful event for everyone.

Art retreats allow us to connect with other people that understand your excitement for a cool tool or technique. They may not like your style, but can appreciate your work. It is such a safe and encouraging environment. I was fortunate to room with Katie Kendrick...the most honest, open and kind person. I really enjoyed our late night chats. Here is one of the many lovely paintings she created.

I also got to spend some time with my dear friend Shari, and one of these days I hope we can visit when both of us are not so sleep deprived. I think we spent half the laughing at nothing. Seeing students from my class last year and making new friends is just part of all the fun that happens.

I was so busy running around that I didn’t take one photo....How did this happen? If you were in on of my classes and happened to take a photo, I would love to see it.

Vendor night was a thrill...seeing the art work of artists in person is always so wonderful. Pictures just can't convey the beauty like holding one of Nina's pieces in your hand. I would love to buy every piece as each one is so lovely.

I’ll leave you with this lovely painting I purchased from the ever talented Misty.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Do you check on several blogs only to be disappointed that there is not a new post? I have been feeling great angst about not posting for a while. I was getting ready for Art & Soul and it took all my spare time and for that I am sorry! But if you don't already subscribe to Blogline Feeds you should!

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Wishing you peace and joy!