Here we are at Fort Worden, ready for another thrilling year of Artfest.
Somebody in our house had a Birthday on April 1st so the first night started off with a party.
The next morning found all of us spread out in the classrooms, making lots of projects and learning new skills.
Yummy paint and scissors and wax and excited conversations. New friends, old friends, excitement!
At the end of the day there were lovely encaustic art pieces, like this cake that was created by a woman who owns a bakery. Just gorgeous.
And this collage with stencilled on lace texture.
This collage with burned shellac and stacked images.
Buggy transfers onto wax and numbers and color.
Birds and flowers and sparkling gold foil transfer.
There are 50 more photographs at my Flickr account here. Wonderful work by talented artists.
It was gratifying to see the work that came out of the classroom. Everyone left with finished projects. The level of artistry was incredible.
Here's a great idea submitted by Jackie Wood for a crowded classroom. Stacking shelves. In this case holding her finished projects while she works on yet more. The shelves break down for easy transport home.
Two beautiful angels creating heaven out of thin air. How I love teaching and seeing these joyful smiles.
Quiet time back at the house; this photo taken early on the first morning when the day was new and promise hung in the air.
Thank you, students and friends. When I am teaching I feel in perfect harmony with the universe, as though it was the one role I was created to play. I'll expand a little in the following days.