Monday, April 14, 2008

candice and julie at artfest. . .

it was such a treat for us, to attend artfest in port townsend, washington last week! it was and incredible weekend organized by teesha and tracy moore. wonderful sense of community and a fabulous gathering of artists. everything you have read about vendors night is real, it blew us away! here is annie at her table:

we spent the first day in seattle shopping and wandering the city. we had the best fish and chips at an old irish pub, and met the boys at 'man kilts' probably seattle's only kilt store for men. we stopped and bought three gold vintage curtain panels here at this pottery store. just the the colors in the window were eye candy. we missed the rush hour ferry so we ended up waiting an hour and a half to cross the sound over to bainbridge island and ended up driving the last winding roads to port townsend in the dark. we missed the opening meeting and ended up checking in at 9pm that night. we were tired but happy. what an adventure.

imagine the wonderful surprise of having kecia and jennifer from the february artnest in our house.

annie lockhart took this photo of us in her class thursday called 'off the wall'. you can see in our faces we adored meeting annie and taking her class.

here are the pieces we made in annies class. candice's piece was made using an old canvas fishing bag wrapped around a vintage photo frame. it hangs by a vintage wooden spool and the canvas strap from the bag.
julie's piece is an old porcelain doll peeking through the cover of an old book. annie had the lovely old ribbon that is tied around the spine and an old silver wire leaf pin is sewn over the ribbon.

it was so very fun to see ahahata again and take her class wallpaper people. imagine creating a 6 foot collage on wallpaper.
here are our wallpaper people. candice created the handsome man 'as a man thinketh' using old house blueprints for his jacket. sara our housemate brought rolls of them she passed out. julie made the girl with the songbird throat and the universe inside her.

nina's class 'gatherings' was incredible! we started a book made out of book covers with little windows of mica on each page.
nina's booth at vendors night was so packed we couldn't even get close. . . her jewelry was displayed like jewels from the sea cast upon the shore, so artfully arranged. more pictures of our books created in nina's class here and here.
kecia and lisa here with us and the covers of our books.

we took a leisurely day sunday with breakfast in town and the slow drive to the ferry. we stopped and took pictures of a few dream houses on the island before heading back to the airport.

we are both so happy to be home again with our sweeties. we came home to an exciting email from a magazine wanting to do an article on the art nest (more about this in a couple of months!!)
we started working on the fun details for the summer art nest, designing the packets we will be mailing out and celebrating spring in utah! xo candice and julie


kecia said...

come on, what a teaser about the magazine article on artnest...... can't wait to hear more!
miss you silly girls!

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annie said...

such fun times...i've tried to post on candice's blog with no, here goes...miss you...thank you both for y'alls calming know what i'm talkin' about! hugs to you both. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Cheryl said...

What gorgeous pieces! Love that doll piece especially!

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