Thursday, 16 February 2012

Going to Artfest !

It's official, I'm going to Artfest !

Artfest is a 3day art retreat in Port Townsend, Washington. I've been reading about it for a while now, always drooling when I looked at the worshops, wondering when I would go. Well I learned not long ago that 2012 is the last year it will happen because Teesha Moore, who organizes it, wants to move on to something else. Oh no ! What to do ? I didn't want to miss out on the experience which everyone says is fabulous, but it was a bit of a last minute thing (it's at the end of March - ok I know, a month and a half is not such short notice, but for me it is.). Also, because I was registering late, the 3 classes I really, really wanted to take were full. Well I decided it was worth it anyway.

The retreat is actually in Fort Warden, an old military base. There are dorms there and it's part of the fun to all be together day and night. But today, I saw on the website that the dorms are full and although it's not a deal breaker like T. asked, it definitely would change the mood if I had to stay in town instead. I immediately emailed Teesha (I just sent my registration last week so I still have not heard back yet - I was really surprised to find out that it's all snail mail. No online registration ? Really ? I guess they have their reasons !) to ask her if I had a room, and she answered a few minutes later to tell me that yes, I had a spot in the dorms. Fiou.

So there it is. I'm registered. I don't know to which workshops yet, it all depends on whether the first ones on my list were full or not. I'll know next week. But it doesn't matter. I will learn tons no matter what, and I will meet people who love paint, collage, mixed-media, etc. Artists I admire, people I read online and lots of other inspired individuals, which will be wonderful. Now I have to decide exactly how long I'm going for (it would be silly not to visit Seattle wouldn't it ?).

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