Friday, September 19, 2008

Artfest Drum Roll please

Here are the classes I am taking during ArtFest

I am taking
Portable ShadowBox Shrine Laurie Mika on Thursday
Central Casting with Marcia and Ty Shultz on Friday
Whose your Dada with Linda and Opie O'Brien on Saturday.

I am so excited....All of these classes are outside my paper comfort zone. I have both the Mika and O Brien books and have wanted to do more with the skills. Mika focuses on polymer clay and the O'Briens use a lot of metal. I have never done any mold (mould) making or casting so this is a huge jump for me. But hey that is what classes are for.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I am going to artfest

Ok after all the worries about not getting into Artfest I did the only think left to do was figure out a way to pay for the event. Providence (Divine power not the hospital system) intervened and I found that some money I have been waiting for will be coming through so I will be able to pay for it and have enough money to take a local class with Deryn Mentock that my friend Denise set up. So right now I am feeling art blessed.

Of course, as a person living with an anxiety disorder I am anxious about my swaps. I thought about doing an updated version of the yarn octopus I had as a kid. I wanted to make them more grungy and scary then the cutesy ones....but I am stomped with how to do it. I know I will substitute felt eyes that are scarier than the googly eyes. I might use darker fibers that are more bumpy. So stay tuned to see how this turns out.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Artfest jitters

I am so nervous. Today is the due date for artfest 2009....ok it is the due date for the post date but still the same. I am going with 3 other art tarts and possibly more. This event is something I have looked to do since I learned of it. My friend Pilar went one year and loved it. I never could go when I lived in NOLA because it takes place in Washington State and conflicts with my "nephew" Cole's bday. I always choose to fly back to spend time with Cole instead of Artfest. But now that he is older....having old people around on his birthday is not fun. Plus now that I am back to living in Oregon I see him more often.

So this year I am going. Keep your fingers cross that I get the class I wanted. Really I am not worried about that because all the classes are so cool I could take anyone of them and be happy.