Tuesday, August 01, 2006

I am very excited to share some news with you. I will be teaching a workshop at Artfest 2007.

Not only will I have the chance to spend a day sharing techniques with my fellow artists, I have the great privilege of team teaching this class with someone I truly admire and dearly love, my mother-in-law, Marylin Huskamp!

Marylin and I have been close friends for over fifteen years. We not only have family ties in common, but we also share a passion for art. This will be our seventh year attending Artfest, and words can not express how excited, thrilled, and honored we both are that Teesha and Tracy Moore, our magnificent hosts, are giving us this opportunity.

Our workshop, Fused Fragments Extended Journal, is an exciting exploration of a no-sew fusion process that bonds even the tiniest scraps of papers and/or fibers to create beautiful and textural pieces of art. The banner at the top of this blog post is actually a small sample of this unique technique.

We will be using landscapes and nature as our inspiration for creating a very wide or extended journal. Marylin and I have already been very busy gathering, drying, and pressing some beautiful botanicals to give to our students. These botanicals, along with some other surprises/goodies, are a small way of saying, "Thank You for spending the day with us." As you can see from the picture to the left, we will have some WONDERFUL Queen Anne's Lace to share with our class.

The Artfest Experience is an opportunity to spend three incredible days sharing, creating, learning, feeling inspired by the people around you, and being swept away by some of the most breathtaking scenery. For anyone that has not ever attended Artfest, I have to warn you. This is a life altering event. It has changed me in ways I could have NEVER imaged! Sometimes, I did not realized how much I had grown from the experience until many months after attending.

Dear Reader, I definitely encourage you to check it out for yourself, and COME... Join Us, won't you!


Evoke-Designs by Lorraine said...

Hey Tracie! I met you this past weekend at Valley Ridge. I was sitting directly in front of you. You wrote down your website and here I am, (well actually at your blog)! Congratulations on your classes at Artfest!!

Sue Pieper said...

And yet another of your classmates from class last week end here-I sat next to you, so you were surrounded by Lorraine and myself:) Congrats again on teaching at Artfest, and it was great to have met you!

edina said...

Congrats to you and Marylin! Looking forward to seeing you again at AF!

liz elayne said...

Tracie! I have just discovered your blog AND that you will be teaching at ArtFest. This is so exciting!!!
I look at the piece of art I purchased from you at ArtFest every day with a smile in my heart. I just love it.
And I am glad you have joined blog world...now i have to catch up and read all that I have missed!