I've decided not to post about the Flower and Garden Show. It was monumentally uninspiring so humbug. It's time to start prepping for Artfest. If I'm going to have any trades I need to get on it. And there's a project for my housemates and a couple of special projects for old friends. I'm looking forward to it immensely, especially as I'm not sure I'll return next year. I'd never intended to go back again and again but enjoyed it so much I decided it was well worth whatever I had to do to get there. I've been slowly building my skills so that I could feel I had enough basics to take Keith Lo Bue's Precious Little class and this is the year. It's a 3 day class this year so I'll be able to dive deep.
In a few weeks I start another jewelery class at Pratt here in Seattle. The classes were full winter quarter so I'm thrilled to be able to get in for Spring. I haven't been able to do a bit of jewelry making since that class. I have been able to start painting though. For my birthday Debbie agreed to help me set-up a studio space including an area for painting with encaustics. We finally got the area sorted out and I started doodling. Hmm, I just remembered another thing on my to do list. I want to enter at least one painting into the Artfest gallery and if I can get it finished I have a necklace planned as well.
Yikes, it's an ambitious list.