Thursday, March 15, 2007

Organized Chaos!

As the days quickly pass, the time has come to begin packing teacher and class supplies along with lots of vendor goodies for the journey to Artfest in Port Townsend, Washington.

I thought I my might share a few photos of my piles of important stuff along with a little project I started. Although it might look like a mish mash of this and that, I TRULY have it all organized in a somewhat chaotic manner... if that makes any sense.

The picture above is a current view of my work table. As you can see I have a lot of odds and ends strewn about the surface.

As a last minute project, I decided to trace a bird silhouette onto fabric from one of my newly designed Songbird Stencil Sheets. This little birdie is sitting on a leafy fabric tree limb that I sketched.

I am creating a fun t-shirt I hope to wear on vendor night. However, the shirt is not quite finished because I am still embellishing the design with some decorative stitching for that added bit of texture.

Not only am I one lucky girl for having the opportunity to teach at Artfest this year, but I get the added bonus of participating as a student. So, this pile is a group of supplies I will need for the classes I am taking on Friday and Saturday.

The Artfest Wednesday night Opening Ceremony is shaping up to be a HUGE Extravaganza!

Someguy, the creator of the 1000 Journals, will be the guest speaker. He has a brand new book that gives details about the project with example pages from some of the journals. I am really looking forward to hearing his talk and having him autograph my purchased copy. I had the incredible honor of journaling in book #775 last year at ArtFiberfest.

Teesha has also asked all the teachers to bring 550 postcards (WOW!) to hand out to our fellow Artfesters as a memento of the 2007 event. Teachers will be giving out postcards and signing yearbooks after Someguy's speech. I have designed a new card just for this special occasion. Here they are all bundled up and ready to go in my suitcase.

Well... as you can probably guess... if I had a wish or two I would want to be packed up and headin' out to Artfest today. BUT... since it is over a week before I get on that plane and fly away, I will continue gathering my stuff... anxiously anticipating all the fun I'm going to have... and knowing I will see everyone VERY SOON!


annie said...

everything looks wonderful...i love the postcard...the birdie...all of it! anxiously awaiting to see you! xo...annie

Alma Stoller said...

I love to see all the goodies you are taking.
The stencil looks great and so does the birdie.
Have fun, create and get back home safe.


edina said...

Love seeing your photos of getting ready for ArtFest - I'm drooling over those cool stencils. Can't wait to see you soon!!

liz elayne said...

i am so excited!!!! can't wait to give you a big hug in person soon!

(love the bird stencils! and look forward to seeing your shirt!)

Anna said...

Wow, Tracie! Thanks so much for finding time to share your preparations with us! Being a part of Artfest is my dream - it's in my Wish Book so it WILL happen one day! In the meantime I'll enjoy it vicariously :o)
Blessings, Claire

With Grace said...

Tracie, I love hearing about your prep for Artfest. I am also preparing to go but don't have the teaching component added onto my list. I can't imagine. I have loved reading your blog for so long and decided it was time to tell you how much you have touched me. I can feel your warmth and looking at the work you share and listening to your wise words. Thank you for sharing!!!

Love Sherri

nancy said...

The postcards look wonderful, look forward to seeing you that evening. Have a safe trip -

cari said...

Oh my gosh, I am soooooo jealous!!! You have got to have twice the fun just for me, okay!?!?!!?
Love your new postcards so fabulously "red door!"

And those birdie stencils!!!! Girl!

Judy Wise said...

Oh, the excitement is building! I can't wait to meet you in person at Artfest.

Tammy said...

What fun you'll have...enjoy, enjoy!

ArtsyMama said...

Just looking at all your goodies is getting me even more excited about ArtFest. You are MUCH further along in your packing than I am. Better get a move on. Can't wait to meet you!!

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Hi Tracie, I found your blog through Judy Scotts and thought I would visit, AMAZING! Would you believe half way across the world in Australia we are working on a vey similar bird for some singlets and cushions, yours is sooo beautiful I love your work, I will add you to my list, ArtFest sounds like so much fun, wish we could come. Come by and visit us one day. Linda Lilly Cottage.

Kimberly Kwan said...

ooooh....artfest envy!
i'm going to be sulking and pouting while you fabulous arties will be gettign yoru freak on ALL TOGETHER!

SUCH lovelies here in this that your catalog or a zine??

Saw your pieces up for aution on Bernie's ebay site...beautiful!

sue said...

OK, I'm jealous:) I forgot that Annie was going, too! You're going to have a WONDERFUL time, enjoy it & tell me all about it when you get home. Don't forget my message to Nina-LOL!

Heather said...

WOW!!! Looks great. I can't wait!! What classes are you taking on Thurs & Fri??
Can't wait to get all those fun postcards!!! Yours looks great!

deb said...

Love your postcards. Can't wait to see you! Only seven more sleeps!!


Sweet Petunia said...

I loved your seeing your t-shirt in person....super cute!