Thursday, March 26, 2009

Anxiety

I’ve been thinking about everyone going to Artfest tonight and wondering if they’re as excited—and anxious—as I am. My guess is they probably are.
I’ve always found packing for major trips stressful because I’d just like to transport everything I have there and not have to make any decisions about what to take. Plus there’s the whole will-my-luggage-go-missing thing, which I hate. Not that it’s ever happened to me, but the last time I went to Artfest, one woman’s suitcase didn’t make it and it was awful for her. We all pitched in and gave her supplies, but I never did find out how she managed without clothes and important things like a hot water bottle.

At the moment I have little piles of stuff organized everywhere and I’m just hoping everything will fit into my suitcase. I also have all my trades done—80 little booklets—and some idea about what I’m going to do in the three painting workshops I’m taking. Because I usually spend several hours contemplating a piece before I begin, I have to get some of that out of the way or I won’t be able to finish a thing.

8 comments:

Ronna said...

Have a blast and please report back to us about your progress.

me again said...

Safe travels; can't wait to hear how it all goes. I know what you mean about packing; last time I went to Art & Soul I brought too much stuff, but I felt I NEEDED everything I brought. Turned out I didn't use a lot of it, but who was to know that in advance?

manus said...

I know this feelings so well;)) Your collage is so great again!
Wish you a good time at Artfest!!

Leslie Jane Moran said...

Can't wait to hear all about it. You will have such an inspiring time. Have fun and keep us all in touch.

Sharon said...

Yay, Art Fest! Do you have to take the hot water bottle because of the cold or does your tummy hurt? It's like the first day of school - the nerves. Once you get into it - and I know you will - all the anxiety should melt away and give a clear path for your creative spirit.

Femmy said...

this oiece is fantastic!!!

Sandy Michelle said...

Oo have fun!I'm sure that if you forgot something- that someone will lend it to you :)

Sandy

martha brown said...

I'm positive that my luggage will be lost. I'm taking all of my clothes in my knapsack to carry on the plane-- at least I'll have comfy underwear. Oh, and I'll take my trades as carry-on -- i wouldn't want to not be able to trade! I wish that I could take an electric blanket.....I froze last time!