Monday, March 26, 2007

ArtFest here I come!!!

I leave for Seattle to go to ArtFest in less than 48 hours! Do you have any idea how excited I am?! You probably do, since I've been raving about it for months. This is my first time to ArtFest, so packing has been quite the adventure. The supply lists for each class are extensive. I'm taking a Mixed Media Naturalist class with LK Ludwig on Thursday, Do Not Disturb: Creating a creative island with Lynne Perrella on Friday, and What lies inside with Pam Garrison on Saturday. Lots of collage elements to get together, pictures to print on every kind of paper imaginable, paper to tear for Pam's journal class and endless "tools" to gather. Don't get me wrong, I'm certainly not complaining. I've just never been on a trip quite like this one before:) So here's my little trunk of brooches to trade. Made a whole new batch, since the first 40 went out for my spring swaps.
Then I made four of these bird collages on old book covers for some special trades.


This tote (made by the lovely Chrissy Howes) is full of surprise goodie ephemera bags! My moo cards are there too. Put them on chains so they're easy to carry and will put the new cards that I get on chains as well. I think there's going to be a lot of trading of moo cards going on!


So I'm all packed and ready to go!

Here's my entire suitcase of art supplies and my folder of images, ephemera and such.
The inside of my suitcase. It's all been accounted for!

Oh yea, I guess I should pack my clothes now. That's a whole other suitcase!



ArtsyMama has (almost) left the building....See ya in a week:)


Take care xoxox


47 comments:

Lilli said...

What are you bringing your ArtFest loot back in? It looks like you don't have any room :)

I've blogged today about the lovely gifts you sent me. Thanks, Girlfriend !

Jeanne said...

Have a great time at Artfest, Kari. Can't wait to hear all about it when you return!

Dawn said...

Kari...take lots of photos to share with us! Love all your loot to share!
Have a wonderful time! We'll be waiting for fresh inspiration!

Hagit said...

WOW, Have a great time!!! Can't wait to hear all about it!:)

Fiona said...

Have a safe trip and a wonderful time! Lots like youa re all set. Loads of photos please and lots of info about...well, everything.

Laurie said...

Artfest sound like so much fun! Love love love your bird collages!

Nerissa said...

I hope you have so much fun. I can't wait to hear from everyone about the experience. I hope to be able to go one day. People will definately want to trade with you!!
Nerissa

Dee Light said...

You have some fun stuff. I can't wait to hear about your trip!!! Have Fun!!!

deb said...

On behalf of all of us who can't attend.. we want lots of details and even more pictures to share! :) Have a wonderful time.

Christi Snow said...

Have fun, Kari!!! I am so jealous!!! I love the stuff that you have made to take with you...simply gorgeous. Your style is amazing!!! smiles...

melba said...

Kari,
Have a wonderful time. You make me laugh with all your bags packed. You are so organized~!

I am sad I missed your tea party, I was out of town and away from a computer. All the pictures are lovely!

Be Safe
and Happy!

XOXO,
Melba
P.S. Take Lots of Pictures!!!

Eminepala said...

Have a great trip ;)

tricia stirling said...

what a BEAUTIFUL post. i think i'll print it out or something so i can visit it every time I am packing for a trip. you make it look so magical.

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

I hope you have a fabulous trip! Can't wait to see all the pics and your finished projucts!!! :)

Julie said...

You'll be missed here while you're gone! I hope ArtFest is everything and more than you're expecting it to be!

Love all the photos, especially your pretty brooches spilling out of the trunk and those fab bird collages!

natalie said...

Hope you have a fantabulous time!! I've always wanted to go to it....maybe next year. Do share lots when you get back!!

Cerri said...

Oh, everything looks divine Kari!!
I hope you have a wonderful time! I would love to go myself one day...
When you get back, I would love to do a little spring swap with you if you are still up to those?
Let me know!
~Cerri
xoxo

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

Oh Kari!!! Everything looks so great!! How exciting!! Can't wait to see what goodies you bring back with you! Have a great time!! xo-Mel

MyMosaicMind said...

I know you'll have a wonderful, magical time on your trip. I can't wait to hear all about it when you return! Your stash looks fab! We still need to go scrapping soon...

Gypsy Purple said...

Enjoy every moment...can`t wait to hear all about it!!

natalie said...

If you have time before you go, sign up for the giveaway on my blog!!!

Laurie G. said...

You are so organized, I'm very impressed! Love those birdie collages. Everything looks wonderful. Have a blasT!

Vickie said...

Have a great time Kari. I know your trades will be a hit. From what I've seen there will be lots of great trades!

Bonnie said...

Kari..wishing you all the best...I hope you have a fabulous time and I can't wait to see all the things you get from your swap's and all the photo's! Will miss your blogging for a while...enjoy! whose looking after the kid's while you're away? Hubby?

Vicki C said...

Have a great time!

Tricia Scott said...

have a wonderful time!!!!!!

Sarah Louise said...

Have a blast. I'm emailing you my latest post and I'm mailing the swap TODAY!! (or tomorrow, since you'll be in Seattle...)

karin (creativechaos) said...

Have a great time!!!

mosaic queen said...

I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those book covers!!!~!!
Have fun Miss ArtsyMama!!!!!

Monica said...

Have a wonderful trip and a magical time at Artfest! Can't wait to see pictures when you get back!

m i c h e l l e said...

Wishing you a magical and memorable trip Kari!!! Such beautiful treats and love your "special" trades! Just GORgeous!

Heather said...

Hey Babe!! I can't wait!! I am scrambling to get all my stuff done, I am mostly packed but I am freaking about my "special trades". I may be mailing some stuff when I get home. I wish I was as organized as you LOOK.. and your suitcase ROCKS!!!!

See ya there!!!
xo

Tami said...

Have a super artsy time at Artfest. I'm so jealous. You are so cute and so organized. WOW!! Take lots of pictures and I can't wait for your report. Enjoy every moment of it and I'll be thinking of you. Your trades are so pretty and I love those bird collages. You are ONE AMAZING ARTCHICK!!! Have fun Kari!!!!!!!! Tami ;-) PS. We will certainly miss you!!

Ann(i)e said...

WOW, you go girl!!!

Allison said...

Everything you are bringing looks like something that should be displayed. It's all eye candy. I'm so excited for you! Have a wonderful time. Also, the bird collages and ribbons you made are so pretty! People will be very lucky to get your beautiful creations.

allie from minneapolis
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

apoetsdream said...

Hey!
I just wanted to drop by and leave a comment because I saw that you did a Tea Party recently and I wanted to leave my blog url, because I just did a Valentines Day Tea Paarty (I'm 17) and thought maybe you could find something inspirational for future Tea Parites!
Thanks,
Chloe
http://apoetsdream01.blogspot.com/

Carol said...

Oh you are taking that Journal class of Pam! Lucky you! Wish I could come too *sigh*
Have a great time Kari! I'm looking forward to hear from you when you're back!

Susan Tuttle said...

Have a wonderful time!! What beautiful goodies you have to trade!

I can't wait to hear about all of your adventures!

Susan

MarilynH said...

hope you have a ball at artfest!! :)
Kari--I love your collages on hangers!!! Love them!

andrea said...

you have beautiful creations to bring with you! have lots of fun!!

la vie en rose said...

woo-hoo! have fun!

Merci-Notes said...

"Are you home yet?" are you home yet?" Asks the anxious friend!
Your children will be so so happy to see you!

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purple cucumbers folk art said...

Hi darling,how about swapping links?

Kate said...

Your work is lovely. I am enjoying a read through your blog!

Nura Keif said...

Have fun and enjoy!! Miss ya!!:-D

Regina said...

Waving from Sweden!!!
Have a fantastic time and remember lots to share with us!!!