Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Life is so busy...

Life is so busy these days, I have not had chance to do much art or to
catch up on my blog. Our youngest son has been busy getting ready to
do his Eagle Scout Project. We had a car wash fundraiser for him
at the 
beginning of April so he could get the money to buy supplies
for his 
project. His actual project was this past weekend and sadly
I was not 
there for it due to the fact that last October I had booked
my trip 
to Artfest in Washington state. At the time of course we had
no idea 
that he would be doing his Eagle Project at the same time.
Still I was 
there to help at his car wash and maybe one day he will
forgive me:(

I did not take many pictures at Artfest, the one above is at the beach
Fort Warden where Artfest is held. It was very cold and windy
there so 
could not stay too long. I was there trying to find a small
flat stone to 
use in one of my projects.
This is a photo of Jesse Reno, it was my favourite class of the whole
event. He was so much fun and really I would have loved to have
taken more classes with him. The whole point of this class was to
have the Freedom to Create, no thinking, just doing. The piece he
is showing is what he started working on in class, sorry forgot to
get a photo of it at the end of the day. He starts out all of his 
paintings just painting with his hands, yes I mean it. He mixes his
colours by squirting paint in his hands and then uses his hands to 
apply the paint to his piece. It was actually really fun to do, very
messy but fun. I need to do a lot more work on my piece so I am
not sharing any photos of it right now.

It was fun to be away from home and I had fun with my art friend
Michelle, she did a great job of looking after me and making sure
that I did not pick up my very heavy suitcase due to my back.
Not sure if we will go back again next year, the weather was mostly
better than when we went last year but the last 2 days were freezing.
Now it is back home and back to the chaos of real life, school stuff,
boy scout stuff, car problems, laundry to catch up on, husband out
of town again, etc....


Lori said...

Sounds like a great time Marlene, that class does look very interesting! And fun! lol!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Hi Marlene ~ Glad to hear you got away and had some fun creative time at Artfest!

I'm loving your She Art designs, by the way! I'm signed up for the second round of the class that started this week, but it will be a few weeks before I can actually dive in. I can't wait!!! xo

Lisa V said...

Hmmmmmm.....not thinking.....what a concept!?!?!?! LOL Can't wait for you to show me! ;)