Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Like MINDS... Like HEARTS

Where do I start... HOW do I begin to tell you all of the stories and precious moments I experienced during my INCREDIBLE WEEK at ArtFest?

First, I have to thank all of the talented artists that chose to spend their first day of class with me and Marylin.

What a Wonderful group that participated in our Fiber Fusion Extended Journal Workshop. We were COMPLETELY and UTTERLY INSPIRED by all of them!


I LOVE this collaged image of their GORGEOUS work and their smiling faces. Each of the journals were SO UNIQUE, INTRICATE and FUSED (no pun intended) with MEGA charm... just oozing with pizazz and personality.

These ladies made the class so easy and fun for us that we are literally bubbling over with excitement about our next workshop in August at ART Unraveled. WATCH OUT Phoenix... HERE WE COME!


As for the rest of ArtFest... well, it did not disappoint.
Already feeling on TOP OF THE WORLD from Thursday, I shifted gears on Friday from teacher to student.

I was presented with a Poetic License from Ms. Poem Crazy herself, the FANTASTIC Susan Wooldridge. She created the most safe and nurturing environment for all of us poet wannabes to spread our wings and FLY.

I will definitely be sharing a few verses that I penned during this workshop over the next few posts.

Then on Saturday, I had the opportunity to really sink my teeth into the realm of encaustic painting with Patricia Seggebruch. I must confess that I am extremely fascinated with the idea of using wax in my work. Although I have dabbled at it here and there, I have never mustard up enough courage to truly incorporate encaustic as an element in my art, BUT NOT ANYMORE.

Of course the cherry on top was vendor night. All I can say is WOW...WOW... WOW!!!! I am so VERY GRATEFUL and APPRECIATIVE to all those who stop by my humble table. I can not tell you how much I enjoyed seeing someone's whole face light up when they found that perfect treasure to take home.

There is so much more to share.... but alas I will have to save those stories for another day.

10 comments:

Tammy said...

I love this piece you've shown! It's wonderful...I hope we'll see more of this. Sounds like a wonderful time at Artfest!!

With Grace said...

What a treat it was to meet you this past weekend. Your smile and enthusiasm truly touched my heart. Your spirit shines so brightly...we all get to share in your love, compassion and joy!!! I know that we will see one another again!!! Thank you for everything!!!

I am honored to have my blog posted here!!! Thank you for believing in my goals and in my work!

Blessings, Sherri

With Grace said...

What a treat it was to meet you this past weekend. Your smile and enthusiasm truly touched my heart. Your spirit shines so brightly...we all get to share in your love, compassion and joy!!! I know that we will see one another again!!! Thank you for everything!!!

I am honored to have my blog posted here!!! Thank you for believing in my goals and in my work!

Blessings, Sherri

sue said...

You're home! No doubt that your students loved you, and it looks like they turned out soem great journals. Can't wait to hear all about it-details, woman-lol!

katie said...

tracie,
it was just wonderful to finally meet you and hug you. You are just as radiant as I knew you would be.

And my HOME banner is exquisite! I keep moving it from wall to wall, room to room - looking for it's *perfect* home. Thank you SO very much!!

I look forward to seeing you and Marilyn at ArtUnraveled; maybe we'll actually have time to visit:-)

teresa said...

Oh wow...so much beauty and love in your words! You feature some beautiful work and I can't wait to hear it all unfold!

Holly Stinnett said...

It was so wonderful to meet you!! All of the pieces you shared are GORGEOUS! You have such talent! Oh my goodness... I'm starting to consider going to Art Unraveled in August. I think I need to... I must!

Gypsy Purple said...

Wishing you and your family a happy and blessed Easter

Julie Madsen said...

dear tracie: congratulations on your inaugural journey! what a delicious outcome for you AND your students! Such a pleasure to call you friend and have your art grace my home! savoring the fruits of our labors page by page...xoxo julie

annie said...

is this the piece you did? it's wonerful...we must get together...i love the photo of the seattle skyline...it's beautiful. talk atcha later! annie