Finally I have a little time to sit down and write about the wonder that is Artfest. The piece above is a portrait I did in a class taught by Karen Michel, a very talented young woman and excellent teacher. I learned so much in her class, and can see I will be using the techniques she showed us often.
I've come back SO pumped up; the creative energy is almost keeping me up at night. All I want to do is paint, draw, collage and create. All art, all day, everyday. That's the space I'm in right now.
Artfest is so inspirational and such a charge for the creative battery. To be in that beautiful place, surrounded by Puget sound, forest and green (so much green!), then be with all those people (over 500 this year) that are artists, well, it's awesome. I met so many interesting folks this year. Several were from the UK, from France, and other countries as well. One of the highlights of the trip was the Friday night beach party. There's a little outbuilding down on the beach with a big fire pit next to it. The weather was really beautiful, pretty warm, so we hung out by the bonfire for quite a while talking and soaking in the view. I met the fellow who came up with the 1000 journals project (check it out...it's fascinating) among the group at the bonfire, along with a couple of gals from England. Let me just say...it was totally cool! I thought to myself, "I've found my peeps!".
I have more art I did while there, but am spreading it out a bit so can post more tomorrow and the next day.