Apr 17, 2011

Home from Artfest

Another amazing Artfest has come and gone. I had a traveling companion for the first time this year. It was soooooo wonderful to have my budding artist friend Maureen with me.

My first class was with Nina Bagley. I had the amazing privilege of sharing my table with the beautiful, brave Tina, who turned out to be a kindred soul. I love how Artfest makes things like that happen.

I made this wrap bracelet, dramatically improving my wire wrapping skills while I was at it.

Friday I had the lovely Misty Mawn. I had a great time hanging out with table-mate Ben, talking sports and admiring the pretty patterns we ended up with on our hands.

I was completely in my element in this class, slapping paint and collage and stencils and hand-carved stamps around. This is one of several pages I worked on.

I spent Saturday with Sunny Carvalho, who is just so wonderfully talented and kind. Above, my table-mate Lynn and I show off our pretty girls.

I usually paint with acrylics, so painting this lovely with Genesis oil paints was quite the learning curve, but so rewarding in the end.

And now it's back home to the regular routine. Happily I've come home inspired and itching to make things.

I'm teaching a quick Surface Design on Fabric workshop this Thursday evening at Sew Uniquely You. $5 to come play with my stamps, stencils and paints. Last I checked there were still spots open if you're in the area and want to join the fun - 509-467-8210.


Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Looks like you had another fabulous Artfest! Good luck with your surface design class. I've taught it a few times, and I love to see how people really get into it.

celeste said...

missed seeing you and everyone this year. Great work!! Hope you'll be sharing more photos of your work at Artfest and inspired by Artfest in the coming weeks too!
I'll be at Journalfest! Are you coming back?

Tammy said...

oooh! I love this painting you did in sunnys class Nikki!! So beautiful! Isn't Sunny great! And Misty! I love all the art you made at artfest! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for coming by my blog you sweet girl!! :o) Talk to you soon. :o)