First Red Rosin Piece - Lynne Perrella's Class 2007
The first weekend of this month saw the last Artfest, Teesha and Tracy Moore's amazing weekend art retreat that started it all. How many of us in this wonderful mixed media world spent time there over the years, found our"tribe", made friendships to last a life time and felt our creativity burst forth like never before.
View from my dorm room window 2008
I was fortunate enough to attend in 2007 and 2008, once staying at a little hotel in Port Townsend and then in a dorm at the Fort Worden retreat site.
Dos-a-Dos Book created in Pam Sussman's Class 2007
I have so many memories - swapping trades, making fat books, those fantastic vendor nights, staying up til all hours in the Art Asylum, learning new techniques and making new friends.
Lynne's Black Paper Wall
Artfest was where I first took a class with Lynne Perrella, who I consider my artistic mentor. I had first met Lynne at the True Colors retreat at the ARTbar in Santa Ana in 2005, but the 2007 Artfest was my first chance to study with her. It changed my art, it changed my life. This is the story so many people will tell you about Artfest - life changing happenings and memories for years to come.
Fort Worden, Port Townsend, Washington
Thanks Teesha and Tracy - what a ride!!