This stunning journal page was done by a woman at Artfest whose name I have lost. (and found! It was done by Renee Plains! Thank you Sweet Petunia.) It is one of the best journal pages I've seen and in my favorite colors. Those old school pictures. We all have them in boxes somewhere and we should do something special with them (photocopies please) to honor that distant time.
This next page was done by Melanie Sage who lives here in Portland. We perused all of her beautiful journals; they were mostly too personal to share but I think this page will be okay. There was a companion page that read "things that suck ass". It made me laugh. Humor is the best medicine.
Another one of Melanie's pages. Some of them reflected the sadness that enters each life sooner or later. We want life to be easy and happy but let's face it; life sometimes hurts a lot. (thanks, Liz for our discussion of that which came out of Susan Wooldridge's class. I've given it a lot of thought.)
This is the resin journal from Susan Lenart Kazmer's class that I fell in love with. Oh, the resined papers and the colors! So delicious.
This was one of the 8x8's displayed by the "students". Yeah. Like the people who attend this event aren't already accomplished artists themselves. I especially loved this one.
One of the classes made these beautiful pod charms out of the gut membranes of pigs. They were strong, transluscent and lovely.
More of the paintings from Misty's class. I will get a shot of mine up here tomorrow. I'm trying to write some teaching proposals before we leave for Spain but am making little progress. I am having the problem of wanting to put everything I know into each class proposal. Someone needs to teach a class on writing teaching proposals but it sure won't be me. Ha.
More of the work that came out of Misty's class. Awesome, huh?
Another sunrise. I took a photograph each morning out of my window of the sun coming up over the water while I had my cup of coffee. Oh, the gratitude I feel for my life, for Tracy and Teesha, for all my new friends from Artfest. I don't take a moment of my life for granted and none of us should. Do something special today; take a moment to give thanks.