Saturday, February 25, 2012

Up and coming: Artfest

So, I've signed up for Artfest. I think this is going to be completely awesome. It's been eons since I even considered doing something like this, just for me. Someone else always comes first. Well, that's how it is when you become a mom. It's what you sign up for. But suddenly I not only have the time, but also the money and a hubby willing to do all the familial duties and carting around for a week. How did I get so lucky???

Now all my plans are made: classes signed up for, dorm room booked, flight, hotel, car etc. all looked after. So, next? Time to get involved. I signed up for a trade: a book of faces. I haven't done life drawing in a year or so, I never really concentrated on faces, and line drawings are not really my thing. But in the spirit of trying something different, I signed up anyway. Hopefully it won't be a complete disaster. There are other trades going on that look really fun, but I can't commit to something I don't honestly think I'll have time to complete. I do have a full-time job, after all (along with a pile of other commitments I barely have time to live up to).  I'll have to figure out something else to do as an Artfest trade, as this seems to be one of the highlights of the retreat, at least according to what I've read on other blogs. If I'm going to do it I want to jump in with both feet. This is going to be so much fun.