Stephanie Lee brought me some terrific news today. She's asked me to join her in her Plaster Class at Artfest on Friday the 30th. She has a huge plaster class (it's full, sorry) and needs back-up in case a dozen students have questions all at the same time. I'm thrilled. Mostly because I've been too lazy to submit classes myself or to make teaching plans - and still I get to be in the class room. Yes!
I'm so glad I get to return on the final year of Artfest to wrap up an era and meet again with the people who've meant so much to me. To say good-bye to a place that's changed my life.
I recently shared a conversation with a friend about what we look for in the people we choose to spend our time with. My easy answer was artists and visionaries. Which are often the same thing but not always. Writers, spiritual people, people who can see where things are headed and who try to make a difference. I think it was at Artfest that I first met people who were strikingly open, kind and good to each other. Where competition was absent. It felt different than what I experienced in other groups, even other art groups. It felt WONDERFUL and safe.
So thank you Stephanie and if you're going to Artfest too maybe we'll see each other there.