Saturday, December 27, 2008

Art Fiber Fest 2008!

Wow, Art Fiber Fest in Port Townsend was awesome!!
I got to reconnect with old friends, make new friends and create, create, create!!!
Here are some pictures from show and tell.....this is a wonderful painting by Ty and Marcia Shultz, two unbelievably creative artist/teachers who teach at Art Fest, and attend Art Fiber Fest and other workshops...they are so fun to be around and their wells of creativity are so deep and varied - absolute joys to be acquainted with.

these are the creations for the plushies trade...they were so awesome in person. I won one of the bright green kitties during the raffle!! I was so excited - it was the only raffle prize I wanted =) I was a lucky puck that night for sure. I love my green kittie!!

These are some cute little plushies on display-possibly from the trade as well....aren't they adorable?

This luscious bag was created by the supremely creative Teesha Moore...I'm honored to count her among my friends.

I love love love it!!
It's so much more juicy in person too =D

OK, more later....I'm off to bed!



Thanksgiving in Chicago

So, after my sister and brother-in-law have invited us to go with them to Chicago over and over during the past several years, we finally made it happen this past Thanksgiving! My brother-in-law's Mom and 2 sons live there so he goes back a couple of times every month. 

Anyway, we got a killer deal on airfare from Southwest and stayed at the Renaissance (Marriott) about 5 mins from B-I-L's Mom's house in Norridge. We went downtown, we went to Chinatown and got to enjoy the Art Institute (museum)...totally awesome!!
This peacock was on a store in Chinatown. 

Grumpy bear is my B-I-L Greg, taking us to a real Chicago pizzaria. My Mom and sweetie Collin (making that nice face) were there, and my sister and lovely niece. We were tired but really happy to be there. That's a self portrait of me with my mommy - I love that picture of us. So I'm still getting the hang of loading pictures and it has put the last ones I loaded at the top - so, that's the SuperDawg hot dog drive in - very good dawgs and cool place to chill. There's a shot of the bean and the beautiful skyline. Chicago is a great city-can't wait to go back!!