Sunday, April 17, 2011

Artfest 2011 and Sunday Sketches

Artfest 2011!!! What fun! I have meet and reconnected with a bunch of amazing and talented women!!! What fun we all had learning, laughing!!  Shout out to Shonna (My new adopted daughter, don't forget about your art you are too talented!), Rachel and Will(So glad I got to meet the kids and parents, What a treat) Karen(What an amazing person you are), Nancy(My angel), Nancy(Your cake story made me lose my oxygen for a minute, I laughed so hard I almost fainted!)Linda, Barb, Barbara, Francie (you Zumba queen and thank you so much for my snail mail), Gail (I am so glad we connected).  And so many others that I can't even name!!! 2nd time around was so different!! It felt like home.


 This is the piece I made in Lynne Perella's class.  So many different techniques that I would not usually do.  Really opened up a lot of other avenues for me as an artist.

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This was my most favorite class of Artfest this year!!
Teachers name was Roxanne Padgett.
I loved loved love her!!!
Very personable and generous.
What fun!!
Tracing wheel is a fabulous tool!! Watch out Joanne Fabric's here I come!!

I also did a class with Misty Mawn!! Always love Misty's class. My project was not quite finished.  I will show you when I am satisfied with it.  I just gessoed over the whole face.  So time for a do over!  It was a different technique of using Neocolor II Watersoluble Carandache Crayons(Love Love Love these crayons. I use them all the time)
and gesso.  Not sure about it yet.  I have to keep working with it.

So the best way to show you what happens at Artfest is to show you the art that is made by so many different people
(So for the lack of pictures, I was feeling a bit under the weather and did not take that many pictures this year)



Lana's Wig Class. 




Poor Jesse was very patient with us.  Funny story,  My niece was looking at my blog one day and she saw the picture of Jesse and thought "Why does my Aunt have a picture of Jesse on her blog??? My niece was roomey with Jesse's old girlfriend in college. So she spent alot of time with Jesse and old girlfriend. She had no idea what had happened to him in those years after school.  Small world.  They got to reconnect again on facebook.    So we are trying to take a picture for my niece Keely.  We got a little silly.  The funny thing was we kept on running into Jesse and Lana in Port Townsend.  Really nice people! Such a small world!

Jesse's painting from the Iron Chef challenge.












So many talented artists.



Don't forget to visit Sunday Sketches hosted by Sophia!!!!

37 comments :

apinkdreamer said...

fantastic art work! these are art journal pages at the artfest! aren't they?
happy sunday!

WrightStuff said...

How wowzie Heather, that's just so amazing. I would say I am wildly jealous (which of course I am). However, it's just a few short weeks until I go on an art retreat over here in the UK! I'm taking a workshop with Flora Bowley - wildly excited!

I do love what you and your fellow artists created. Funnily enough last night I was watching Jesse videos on YouTube for some inspiration. I have created a wild abstract piece and wanted to feel the 'Jesse vibe' to see what to do with it next!

Helen said...

Looks like a great event and I love the artwork......great stuff!

Diane said...

I could look at these kinds of photos for hours--it looks like you were in heaven :)

dthaase said...

marvelous art

art2cee2 said...

What fun! And the artwork is just amazing! :-)

Marlene said...

Such wonderful art! Looks like it is a fun event, I want to go next year and it is not that far away from me. Glad you had such a good time.

Catherine... said...

Hi Heather, wow, looks like you had great fun and brilliant artwork....

Christine said...

you are such a busy person. Very creative art you have displayed today. Thanks for sharing.

EVA said...

Wow!! It looks like you and Nelly (and friends) had an amazing time!! Talk about the ultimate paint party!

Beautiful creations and looking forward to seeing how it inspires your art in the future!

Julia Christie said...

Hi Heather - what a great time you all had! Lovely pics! Great to see all that artistic exhuberence being expressed in so many different ways!

Hope you have a relaxing Sunday

Smiles

Pop Art Minis said...

Awesome work and looks like a great time was had by all! Creative fun is the best kind!

Tammie said...

hello, your art is wonderful. so cool to do things that are new to us.
thanks also for a peak into the festival, looks fab!

Deanna said...

Great photos and what wonderful memories to cherish for the rest of your life!

Teri C said...

Wow, a fabulous artfest! Everything looks so interesting.

craftattack said...

Wow, I am speechless, so many wonderful things! Why don't we have something like that over here? Just wonderful, looking at your pictures was a real Sunday treat! Hugs from Germany, Valerie

lissa said...

looks like fun, wonderful artworks here

Gallery Juana said...

Absolutely inspiring and makes me want to attend that art fest! Love the iconic piece you completed and the patterns and colors in the portrait piece. Thanks for sharing this experience.

m7 said...

the one right on the top, that drawing of yours is Awesome! and all the other artworks are great as well!
and sorry that my drawing isn't visible, maybe you should try again. Sorry once again (but it's nothing great anyway :P )

Debbie said...

so much amazing art!! what fun!

Wanda's Wings said...

What fun. The color and excitement in the works.

Sophia said...

I love your colourful and pizazzy art! And congrats on the Artfest. So glad that you had a wonderful time and was able to reconnect with so many. :)

Kristin Dudish said...

Fun, fun, fun!!! I loved seeing your fabulous pictures - Amazinggggg!!!

xo
Kristin

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

You are so amazingly talented! Love seeing your art and that of those you admire. Sounds like a fun gathering.

heartartz said...

Heather,
Artfest was so much more fun because I met you Nelly, Heidi and Shonna aka "The Philly Girls" there! Your bright smiles, warm and humorous personalities brightened my days more than you will ever know. Thank you.
Also, thank you for sharing your beautiful art and warm spirit with me.
Love, Gail

Beth said...

Hi Heather

Thank you for such a lovely note on my blog. I really hope you can join us at the retreat here in England next year. Loved reading about your time at ArtFest - sounds like you had a ball. Jesse is wonderful. What a small world indeed!

Love your creations
BethXx

Teddi said...

heather is so lucky, lucky, lucky!

Heidimc said...

Artfest was so much fun! It was hard to believe that it could get any better than last year, but it was. This year was fantastic! I love all your artwork you made at Arfest. You always create great pieces in every class.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Heather,
So happy you had fun at Artfest! All the art is amazing!
Hugs

KarenKayHanson said...

Yo Heather!! You're an amazing person yourself, but SHY?..I never would've guessed. :) What a blast, loved hanging out with you guys. Your artwork looks beautiful, and I needed another fun blog to distract me at work... Paint away Brave Girl!! And say hi to the gang.

Diana Evans said...

wonderful work on your piece and wow!!! that event looks like a blast!!!

miz katie said...

Looks like sooo much fun. I'm only slightly jealous. :)

pamelahuntington said...

Heather... This is such a lovely post...just so many delightful pictures and wonderful notes about them all...
pamela

Tammy said...

Ahhhh! your lynn perella painting is GORGEOUS!!! I was so sad we went out to eat on show and tell night, and they took sooo long to get our food that we missed most of it! poo! you make beautiful things! :o) Wasn't misty wonderful!!?

Tammy said...

oooh! And thanks for stopping by my blog :o) Im glad you liked the birds :o) Maybe we could do a little trade love in the mail?? Your girls are sooo beautiful xoxo I miss artfest LOL! It is just so wonderful to be around other kindred spirits! Most of my friends up here look at my stuff with a (what the heck is that look!) HAHAHA! Oh well, creating to create is the special wonderful thing. I was your 500th follower! yipee! cant wait to keep in touch this year, it was so wonderful to meet you :o) {{hugs}} Tam

Davisywzd said...

I could look at these kinds of photos for hours--it looks like you were in heaven :)

Shannonddfh said...

Fun, fun, fun!!! I loved seeing your fabulous pictures - Amazinggggg!!! xo Kristin