Back to the desert from the wet and wild Pacific Northwest where my hair gets BiG and my skin gets rehydrated, So grateful to have yet another opportunity to attend my 4th Artfest, hosted by Tracy and Teesha Moore at Fort Worden in Port Townsend. It's Tuesday evening and after naps yesterday and today, I am beginning to return to reality. Darn it:). I had an amazing and fulfilling time in all my classes...with friends over great meals...and with my peeps in Camp Runamuckus, laughing till the wee hours of the am. Every minute was a dream.
Enterprise rented me this little red bug - I should have snapped a pic of the trunk...and my suitcase feeling very snug inside. But the suitcase was embarrased. Roberta and I slammed 4 suitcases in the trunk and backseat on Sunday...which of course made me think that owning a VW wouldn't be all that impractical...
Loading the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge. I had never taken this route before but it was amazingly hassle free and a nice 35 minute ride. I decided to forgo the GPS and just follow the signs from the airport to the ferries: left/right/left/left/right and so on. an adventure and feeling of accomplishment once me and the bug were safely loaded.
Bainbridge vintage store...
Outside Oil and Water, a Bainbridge art store....
After tootling around Bainbridge, a stop at my favorite cafe for a burger.
Then I checked into The McCurdy Inn ...built high atop a Port Townsend bluff with a wonderful view....photo'd with my brand new BIG DANG HEAVY jar of molding paste.
of course wonderful views in Port Townsend = lots of stairs. I ended up unpacking in the car and making a few trips up to my room .... a task I'm not unfamiliar with. Note to self - ask if the b&b is accessible!
and the view from PT's first public park, Chetzemoka Park
and my home-away-from-home for 4 nights...
Thursday first day class...Cave of Pages with Michael deMeng
Friday Class...Portrait Drawings with Misty Mawn
Saturday - Between the Lines with MaryLin (L) and Tracie Huskamp . They are bubbly - practically effervescent, which worked for me on the last day.
A molding paste sampler - nice warm-up.
I must have been chaneling a project from Traci's book: Red Door Studio
the most amazing huevos at Sweet Laurette's on Sunday morning...
and then Roberta and I were off on a Sunday adventure to Tacoma to visit the Glass Museum and the Museum of Art before our respective flights back to our homes...those pics in an upcoming post.
If you want to join me and 500+ like-minded creative souls and artists next year, here's the link: Artfest and Journalfest
Do Something Creative today:)