Artfest

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming…

for the highlights of Artfest 2012. This year I brought a new travel companion, my illustrious dotter. We spent the day of registration wandering the beautiful and charming town of Port Townsend, WA. For some reason, the photos are all food related. I had the best Americano to date here: And this is my favorite Port Townsend restaurant, Owl Sprit…

Gifts

AEDM Day 27 Today I made gifts. Joy Dance Encaustic Soldered Pendant is made for Patricia Seggebruch, my constant inspiration. I first met Trish at Artfest 2010. She instructed my favorite class, an encaustic introduction for me. I was so excited about encaustic painting that I took two of her classes at Artfest 2011. But the icing on the cake…

*sigh

Elsie’s Quilt, 12×12 encaustic collage Elsie’s Quilt was completed about a month ago. I deconstructed a very old quilt block and embedded the pieces in encaustic medium. On top is a vintage embroidery transfer that I burnished onto the piece. The first layer after the board was primed is 70 year old handwritten notes on college rule notebook paper. If…

Amanda Hawkins saves the day

Amanda Hawkins is my hero. I made a mistake editing the mysterious inner workings of my blog and really screwed up some very basic functions. I wrestled with my blog for too long before contacting Amanda. She is the fabulous artist that designed this wordpress theme. She responded IMMEDIATELY (even with a new little baby at home) and saved the…

Circle Journal Love

It all began one late summer night in the year 2009, a band of Artfest enthusiasts joined forces to create a circle. Thanks to the prompting of Alexandra Castro Ferreira, each friend in the circle began an art journal with a theme. We have then passed our journals around in a route so that each journal would contain the art…

I’m a copycat

Yep, I’m a copycat, a very unintentional copycat, but one none the less. Kecia Deveney recently contacted me concerned that my Patina Your Porcelain soldering class looked and sounded very close to the Artfest class she taught this past April. Initially shocked by this thought, I stood back from my emotions for enough time to see that it would appear…

Home again from Artfest 2011

I have not returned home from an Artfest so refreshed and inspired. I attribute it to my awesome traveling companion, staying off campus, and the great energy that came from the classes I took. Day 1: ¬†Soldered Mosaic Lavalliere by Kecia Deveney We made the coolest pendants from old plates. This marked my first use of a dremel tool (which…