Sunday, October 19, 2008

Art Fiber Fest

Wednesday evening I'm off to Art Fiber Fest in Port Townsend. What a crazy time for a weekend away. The sale of our house closes on the 27th and our new house on the 28th. Then we have two days to move. Then, add Halloween and two of my kids birthdays. Did I say my life is a little crazy. I'm just hoping that it wont take me long to decompress from all the house sale stress and I will be able to relax and enjoy my time away. I'm thinking I might need to sneak a little wine into my suitcase just in case.
I have quite the suitcase of supplies. I spent the weekend gathering everything on my supplies list and also packing my studio to move. I wasn't very selective about what went into the suitcase. I figured I might as well take all my fabric paints and paintbrushes, all my colored pencils and pens, all my painted fabric. My husband was teasing me that I wouldn't be able to lift the bag. I told him it has wheels. Plus, it isn't nearly as heavy as some of those moving boxes of magazines I packed.
I'm very excited and a little nervous about going to, as my family calls it, art camp. I think the only time I have ever been somewhere overnight where I didn't know anyone was back in high school when I visited Boston to check out MIT. I'll only be an hour away from home and I'm familiar with the area this time, so it shouldn't be nearly as scary and lonely. And hopefully fiber artists aren't nearly as intimidating as a bunch of college students to a shy high schooler.
I made a bunch of treasure boxes filled with "dreams" to trade at camp. I love the pile of bright colors and textures and all the wonderful secrect they hold. My fingers love to stack them. I love to play with the beads. They are just so little and fun! Hopefully, others will think so to.


Judy said...

You'll have a blast at art camp. Two of my ATC friends are teaching there, Syd McCutcheon and Mary Price. Your treasure boxes are very whimsical, everyone will love them!

Genie said...

Love the Treasure boxes
Have a fun time

Vivien said...

Have fun at camp; your treasure boxes are a great idea. Congrats on the house sale, too. What a relief!

Runner Gurl said...

Nikki, You were one of the BRIGHTEST SPOTS of my AFF trip!!!

I am sososo happy that we met... sosososo happy that we got to sit and chat in the evening.... sososo thrilled to have seen your beautiful artwork in person.

I look forward to the next "art camp" we can share.
; )

Good luck on the new house adventure, gurlfriend!!
: D


debinsf said...

Hi, Nikki!

I'm glad I got to meet you a bit at AFF. Your work is stunning! I hope I get to see it in person next year.

be well!
--deb evans braun

Sea Mist and Sunsets said...

Hi Nikki,
Really enjoyed meeting you in the spinning class at AFF. And I can attest to how lovely and fun your little boxes are in person. Thank you so much for that special piece of your art.

Thoughts of you and the new house move ahead have run through my mind since returning home. Know that we are all out here sending you good wishes and lots of energy!

Enjoy, Chris

Beate Knappe said...

Love your little Treasure boxes