Monday, April 06, 2009

I'm Back (sort of)

I don’t know about Martha, but I’ve felt wrecked all day. Our journey home started at 8 ‘o clock yesterday morning from Fort Worden, which is about 2 hours northwest of Seattle, and our plane landed at 11:30 last night. (I took the photo above from behind the dorm where I was staying just before we left). Although I never mind traveling on my own, it was certainly a lot more pleasurable sharing the experience with Martha. We gabbed, traded reading material, had takeout McDonald’s in Chicago and even took pictures of a mouse running around the terminal there.
Both of us had a fantastic time at Artfest. I know I enjoyed it even more this time than I did in 2006. Most of the anticipation I experienced beforehand revolved around the workshops I knew I’d be taking, but I’d forgotten how much fun it is socializing with so many like-minded people especially Brenda, Anita, Antoinette, Adriana and Tammy. There were serious discussions, hi-jinks and lots of laughter. One high point was meeting the poet Susan Wooldridge and getting to know her. Another was going to the journaling bonfire night on Thursday.
I’ll post a couple of photos of what I did in the workshops and tell you more about them soon.

3 comments:

Ronna said...

Looking forward to hearing of your adventures.

Sandy Michelle said...

I'm glad you had a good time. I remember being exhausted by the 2nd day at Silver Bella. There's so much going on and so much excitement that you eventually shut down... I can't wait to see your creations :)

Sandy xoxox

brenda said...

Glad to see that you two made it back safe and sound although exhausted. I was pretty tired myself. My flight left at 10:30 PM and I didn't get home until 5 AM the next morning. But at least you've blogged about AF. I'm still unpacking and trying to get my thoughts and photos together. Anita got a good shot of you and I, I'll post later:) I'm so glad I got to hang out with you this year. It's always a wonderful conversation when talking with you. take care.