Apr 13, 2008

ArtFest 2008


So...umm...wow. I'm having a bit of a hard time being coherent about ArtFest. I use superlatives like wonderful and amazing a lot here at art:quilt:play. And that's ok, because I'm all about appreciating the wonder of everyday life. But ArtFest was something...more. ArtFest has a reputation for its great atmosphere, its creative energy, so I was hoping for a really cool experience. I got that...times 10.

It was magical. Yes, the classes were awesome and the setting is beautiful. But the atmosphere...Wow! There was such openness, energy, sharing, acceptance, understanding, friendship, freedom to be yourself. I lived completely in the moment for 3 full days. After all the stuff I've dealt with over the last year-and-a-half, I was so ready for this time and place. It felt like a miracle.

OK, enough babbling. This picture of me with new friends Kristie, Cheryl and Layla sums it up much better than I can. Just plain joy.

4 comments:

dollface design said...

cute, cute, super cute, and more cute!!!! this pic is awesome ♥ it was so great to meet you!!! the whole thing was such an amazing (i too frequently use this word) experience, but the best part for me was meeting new friend...your blog is lovely and email me when you get your etsy shop up, can't wait to see all those beautiful little dresses all in a row ♥ keep in touch!
xo
layla

fromthepines said...

Nikki!!

What's up? Great pic! I have a copy of this too and I love it.

It does take awhile for everything to sink in tho doesn't it? Judy Wise has a pic of you on her blog and you are just beaming.
I'm so glad you had such a great time after all the "stuff" you have been through. You deserve it.

I have some pics on my blog too and I am gonna put some people pics up tomorrow. Kristie has some great shots too.

Talk soon,

Cheryl

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Love that photo! I don't think I stopped smiling after last year's ArtFiberfest for 2 weeks. Simply awesome. (I'm greedy and want to see photos of what you made in class! Please, please?)

celeste said...

hey nikki!
i love the header on your blog...that's the moo card of yours that i picked out too. love your quilts...more photos of your work in progress and the work you did at ArtFest.