Tuesday, April 7, 2009

ArtFest - Day 4

I started Saturday off by making a run into town for Sudafed, cough drops and Vitamin C...I don't know how it happened but I was brewing a bad bug! Today was my "Who's Your Dada" class with Linda and Opie O'Brien and I was so mad that I felt rotten! After dosing up and some warm oatmeal I felt better and I was on my way. This class was held in the Chapel right inside the entrance to Fort Worden. This was my favorite classroom...large, airy with filtered light coming through the windows. Linda and Opie were so much fun...they have such a great rapport and they're both hoots! I loved listening to their banter. I don't know how many times Linda told Opie "this is the last time I'll interrupt you" and then interrupted the next sentence that came out of his mouth. It was hilarious! I've admired their work ever since I happened on their book Metal Craft Discovery Workshop. I really wanted to get into this class and was so excited to find out I had. The class is described as "celebrating all things DADA" and the dolls are "wild, whimsical, non-traditional and outrageously fun." And I have to agree whole-heartedly. Everyone seemed to have fun making their dolls and they were everything from sweet to outrageous!

And here's mine....

Saturday night was Show and Tell...a time for all of us to share what we had been creating. It was held in three large rooms where everyone was invited to display their work. It was amazing to see what everyone had done. It also gave me ideas about whose classes I'd like to take in the future. We ended the night back in the dorm, talking til all hours and watching Cathy as she drew caricatures of all of us.

I had a wonderful time at ArtFest. If you ever get a chance to spend time with 500+ people who all love to do the same thing you do...jump at it! I know I'll treasure these few days and the good friends I made here for a long time!
Happy Trails to Artfest...until we meet again!