Friday, March 23, 2007


My... Oh My, I can hardly believe it.. the time has arrived!!!!

I am leaving for Artfest on Monday. It has been a whole year of planning, dreaming, and creating. ALL of this for one UNFORGETTABLE week!

It seems difficult to adequately express the multitude of feelings I am having... excitment.. anticipation... joy... sincere gratitude. I will be seeing friends old and new, and spending time with like minds and hearts.

The last few days have been almost a blur of activities like shipping box... upon box for our class and vendor night, finishing all outstanding projects, washing and packing clothes, along with driving hither and yon checking off items from an endless list of errands... WHEW.

Yet, I would not take back one minute of it!

My flight from Kansas City to Seattle is 3 hours long, I use those moments, when I am confined to what seems to be an ever shrinking seat, to journal and reflect on the upcoming art filled days. Honestly, I am looking forward to those 3 hours. I think it will be the first time I have sat for that long since my trip home last year from ArtFiberfest in June.

Sadly, this must be my last post until I return. However, when I get home I will have a myriad of MARVELOUS stories and pictures to share!

So while I am away, I would like to leave you with a recent weekly Fiber Journal artwork I completed. The text is from a verse I penned in my 2007 Artfest journal. It seemed appropriate to also incorporate these words into my weekly art.


sue said...

Have a great time, can't wait to hear all about it when you get back! Have a safe trip, and loads of fun:)

Shari Beaubien said...

I love this piece, Tracie... I can't WAIT to see you! Hugs, Shari

Alma Stoller said...

Have a great time Tracie.
Get home safe and have fun.


Anna said...

Have a really fantastic time, Tracie! Just enjoy it enough for all us poor souls who will be eagerly awaiting your return so we can hear all the stories and experience the whole wonderful event vicariously :o)
Safari salama - travel well, my friend!

With Grace said...

Your piece is absolutely beautiful and moving. Sharing your art is such a gift to the world! Thank you for being such a wonderful example for all of us.

I can't wait to meet you at AF!!!



charlotte said...

Thanks so much for ordering my collage plaque on etsy... It's on its way to you! Enjoy artfest- that sounds like so much fun!

Jill said...

Tracie....this is beautiful...I have tears in my eyes....
Hope ArtFest is wonderful....
Can't wait to hear all about it.