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.