it began with a drive up I-5 into the lovely farmlands of northern Washington state. I depart from my day job and unwind the stress and frustration as I travel. I leave early to get in line for the ferry to Friday Harbor and tell myself along the way "I have plenty of time. I have plenty of time" and I did and I made the 2:40 sailing. sweet.
I now enjoy an hour long boat ride through the San Juan Islands to Friday Harbor - my destination.
This is Thursday and class starts Friday morning so I have time to check in to the hotel and settle into my room before our meet and greet at Rhonda Scott's shop Vital Elements. She has prepared snacks and wine for us and of course Shopping! it was awesome....
I am tired and hungry and head out with a few other ladies. We end up grabbing dinner together and have fun time getting to know each other.
I have taken Lynne's classes at ArtFest twice and couldn't wait to see her again. She is fun, funny, and a true master of her genre. Anne Bagby is an artist whose work I have admired for a long time and was so happy to have the opportunity to learn from her, and so close to home too! Anne is like a creative stick of dynamite - just full of excitement and ideas that she loves to share with her students. I have watched one of her DVDs and was so excited to meet her in person and learn from her.