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20 June 2009

Artfest 09

Wow! I can't believe it's been over 2 months since I last posted. I apologize to anyone who takes the time to read this. I'm trying to prep several posts at one time, that way I can try to put something new up every couple of weeks instead of every 2 months:P

As usual I had a blast this year at Artfest with my two art peeps Susan Williamson (left) and Anita Webster (right).

And this year, feeling adventurous, I took the Bainbridge Ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island. I'm still trying to figure out how to get all the way to PT by just using the public transportation system. But for now Anita kindly picked me up at the ferry terminal and off we went to Port Townsend.

I submitted two art pieces for the attendee art show: an altered card book (see last post) and a bead-embellished felted octopus.

Due to the lack of recession pricing my octopi came home with me, but that was OK since I didn't feel it was finished completely. This always happens when I spend so much time on a project, I fall in love and can't bear to part with it.

I was working on this right up to the deadline for submission. While in Bainbridge, I found the perfect buttons to use for eyes at a small bead shop called Beads of Bainbridge.

Bainbridge was a wonderful little town, lots of artsy shops and one office supply store that had all the art supplies I could ever need -- Paper Products, Etc. They even had a small post office in the back! I just wish I hadn't been so tired from my flight so I could have enjoyed it more.

Artfest itself was fabulous. I had classes with two of my favorite instructors, Misty Mawn and Susan Wooldridge. And I had my first class with Carla Sonheim whose work I so admire. Very fun. Tracy and Teesha out did themselves. I hope Artfest never ends:)


Susan Williamson said...

Oh my gosh Brenda!!! Seeing the photo of the three of us at Artfest made everything come rushing back to me. Wish we could get together this week at Fort Worden, don't you?

beenebag said...

I wish! I'd love to go to Journalfest in October, but alas the monetary gains are not coming in fast enough to accommodate another trip to the upper northwest.