Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Art FiberFest Issaquah, WA

This was so much fun. Mary and I started off Mon. with a car packed to the brim.

We had the best Mexican food at Paco's in Woodland, above Sacramento, and still got to Ashland before dark...which by the way for all our fellow Californians, is about 10 PM.

We stayed next to our favorite eating spot the Morninglory so we could hit it in the AM....which we did.... then did a little damage at the fiber store.

We stopped at Ella Posie in Portland on the way...cute cute cute...and still got to LE's house in Seattle in time to go to Snappy Dragon.

The other way cool place in Seattle is Maxine's. It is a stone's throw from the Snappy Dragon.

Wed. we took the "scenic route" to Issaquah where all the fun really began. I love ArtFest but I would hate to have to pick between them. AFF has a different energy and is very special. I felt like I knew everyone there....side note...I just found out I am teaching there next year and I am so happy!...

I don't have too many pics of the great things I saw at AFF I was too busy doing...Everyone I met was great and it was so good to see some back home pals.....I hope Pam dosen't mind that I signed her up to give the talk next year....just kidding. We had so much fun with Pam. Her class was so fun I want to make more houses of laughter and whimsy. Thanks Pam.
I could not get over all the work Jana Newton put into our class. I am going to try really hard to finish my House of Dreams. DJ Pettitt's class was amazing. We were in there like sardines but it all worked. That tar gel is great stuff. Her work has always been very exciting to me. I am glad I finally got to take a class from her. I wish I could have had more time.
On the way back we found The Prize in Ashland, The Brown Trout in Dunsmuir and Tale of the Yak in Berkeley. Treasures galore! I know I am missing some of our stops up and back but it was a really good trip and retreat. My art "tank" is full again. Thank you Teesha and Tracy. I still can't believe there is not a statue of the two of you in Renton!


runnergurl said...

It is so much fun to read about other people's experience of AFF! Thank you for sharing, Syd!

Also, thank you for helping me find my bag the last morning of the event. I was running on WAY too little sleep, and was a bit traumatized by Sammy's fall... and I'm sure I looked like a complete fool running around searching for it *blushing* You and Mary were BEYOND kind and I am very grateful.

What a THRILL that you will be teaching at the FEST next year!! YIPPEEE and congratulations!

Gail...who, thanks to Mary, is now unable to put down her embroidery needle...

pam said...

hey sydh!!! i miss you and mary! i love the photo of you two i posted on my blog...very funny about the signing me up...i'll go right after mary and you, ha ha. xox p