The final Artfest came to a close last week, and although we weren’t there, we were there in spirit. Our last Artfest was in 2010, when we covered the retreat for Destination Creativity. You can see a video peek at the book here; Artfest is on pages 46-65. And here’s the first of a bunch of videos I posted back then of Jesse Reno‘s painting workshop, which we covered for the book (pages 53-61).
Since we didn’t get to attend the last Artfest, and since its coming to an end is going to leave such a big hole in the world of art retreats, I wanted a vicarious experience of this final adventure. I may have to revisit this later, though, when more people have had a chance to post–right now they’re all catching up on sleep, I think. Or still out on the road, maybe hanging out in Seattle with fellow Artfesters, reliving the fun. Yikes! I’m bumming myself out, wishing I were there, too. So here are some of the posts I’ve found so far, happy posts that share people’s excitement about the adventure~~
Here’s a short post with photos from the opening night by my friend Lisa Myers Bulmash, whose photo you can see on 50 of the book. Hi, Lisa! We missed getting to see you~~
Here’s one by Danielle Daniel, who came from Canada.
And several by Janne Robberstad–all the way from Norway.
And Carlanda Brown Williamson, who posted updates and photos on Facebook throughout the weekend.
Michelle Allen, who’s posting some fabulous photos large enough so you can see all the details.
I got such a fabulous response to my request for Artfest memories that there’ll be two more installments–one on Wednesday and one on Friday, so be sure to check back then~~
Ricë also blogs at The Voodoo Cafe.
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