Monday, March 12, 2012

MARCH, SPRING FORWARD, FIRST DAY OF SPRING AND ARTFEST!

March is a busy month isn't it?  We've barely had winter so flowers are blooming, birdies are singing and all is right in my little world.  
Jodi Ohl was here for 3 days teaching a workshop at Random Arts.  Jodi stayed with me and we had such a good time, her workshops were fantastic!  AND I now have one of her paintings in my studio.  I'm looking forward to her next trip to the mountains.  Next weekend I'll finally get to meet the talented Janice Scherer!  I have one of her paintings, The Watcher, and I love having it hanging in my house.

Now my thoughts are turning to Artfest and sightseeing in WA!!  So busy making plans, chatting with many friends that are attending.  AND SO EXCITED to be meeting so many friends that I've made online and formed friendships with.  I can hardly wait to meet Livvie, Carlanda, Jodi, Frannie Pants, Jaci, Danielle..too many people to mention.  So many good artists and wonderful women!  And so many good instructors.  I'm taking classes from Stephanie Lee, Mary Beth Shaw and Misty Mawn!  What a line up!  
Today I have to finish my trades and see if I need any supplies.  Tomorrow I shop!

Stay tuned for lots of photos of friends, Seattle, Fort Worden and maybe even a big stash of sea glass.   I'm so lucky that I can just take off and not worry about anything at home!  Bob and Daisy will take care of this Fort!  :-D
Next month is busy too..I'll tell you all about that when I get home from ARTFEST!  And one last photo...a WIP..I still have a lot to do but I'll share anyhow.

I'll see many of you soon!  If we haven't swapped cell phone numbers just message me.
Have a wonderful spring and I'll be posting just as soon as I get home!  My mind will be bursting with new techniques and my heart will be exploding with friendships.  XOXO

17 comments:

Colette said...

Hello Petie. I love this nickname. Love all your exciting news!

Loving seeing your framed painting on your wall!

Enjoy artfest and I miss that opportunity.

Take lots of pics for me.

Jodi Ohl said...

I had the best weekend ever! :) Lots of fun and it was so good to get to know you better in person. Have fun at Art Fest, I want to hear all about it when you get back, and then we can plan our next weekend adventure!!! :))
xoxo Jodi

Anonymous said...

You are erupting with enthusiasm! It's awesome!
LU

Janie Husband said...

have fun on your adventure, phyllis.....my dad lived in washington and i loved it when i visited..... ;-)

Janice Scherer said...

I loved this blog, and not because you mentioned me or shared my art. I could feel your excitement and enthusiasm and felt a connection to your world as you talked about the friends you'll meet (jealous) and your gratitude for Bob (jealous) and shopping for art supplies (jealous again)! You are such an inspiration and I absolutely love your new piece, WIP. You really should give it a name.

I can't wait to see you on Friday, give you a hug, have coffee with you and finally meet in person. Love you Petie!
Janice

Anonymous said...

I do love the script font ... for other "riper" ladies like myself, you can CTRL and + three or four times to make it larger.

Conni vom Atelier Tante Trulla said...

Hi Phyllis, have fun at artfest. I´m so jealous. I would love to go, too, so gladly.

Birdie said...

You lucky girl you! So glad you are having so much fun. Can't wait to see the photo's, and your painting of the girl is fabulous! Xoxo

JimmyG said...

Nice place you have here, have to get me one started.

Kristin said...

Im so happy for you and 'the girls' Petie...The 'Nunnery' will be a blast!...Can't wait to see the pics.
Loving watching your works develop.
You're one talented lady.Love you,Big hugs x

Francesca Di Leo said...

woohooooo girl. the countdown begins.... see you soon xoxoxo

Carol said...

I am looking forward to seeing your pics from Artfest. Wishing you the best time.

jaci said...

phyllis ...i love your new works.. and ive told you before . i am begining to see the artist IN you take over and come out.. its so exciting to see how much you have grown as an artist.. cant wait to meet you and experience artfest with you and all of your friends.. :)xx

Petie said...

Thank you all so much for all of your encouragement!! You have no idea how much it means to me. Love to all of you! <3

Lyn said...

Phyl I am beyond excited about meeting you and the girls in a week or so. We have developed a strong bond that can only strengthen when we get to meet in person :) I've watched you grow as an artist these past months and I'm so proud of you and of what you have achieved. I can hardly wait to share our adventure together and with Carly and Jodi and Frannie. Much love, Livvie xoxo

Petie said...
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Petie said...

Livvie you started my day out with a big smile on my face and a warm heart!! Thank you so much for the compliments on my art, we've all grown so much this past year. It will be so amazing to meet you and the rest of the "girls". I know we're going to have a fantastic time! And thank you in advance for the wonderful painting you're bringing! She'll be hanging with good company! XOXOXO See you soon, counting the days!