Wednesday, September 9, 2009

JournalFest 2009

I am signed up to attend Journalfest in Port Townsend, Washington in October. I am pulling together supplies, looking for the pens, inks, collage materials that I want to take along.....I'll be taking "With One Stone" by Lisa Cheney-Jorgensen on Thursday, "Love and Fear" with Traci Bunkers on Friday, and "Unraveling Word" with Stephanie Lee on Saturday. I am SO excited....

I actually attended my very first writers'/artists' retreat at Fort Worden when I was in the sixth grade, through a Centrum Arts Funded program through the public school where I grew up. We created a book at that time called "Siftings", an anthology of writing and art during a week-long art intensive camp for sixth-graders. My contribution was a wood block print, titled "White Hollow".

We grow up, we create lives and careers, and looky- full circle, back to where we began! This is going to be a great experience, and I am really looking forward to it.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Photos Everywhere

I love my digital camera because I can tuck it in a bag, take it everywhere and it costs absolutely nothing to develop photos as in the old days of film, so if you feel like snapping a million you can. My camera is a quick way to document the daily adventures and details of ordinary life. I am always amazed at the multitude of little scenes that I have captured as I look back through my photo files. The only problem is, I think every photo is worth saving, so it's difficult to cull out and edit the not-so-great shots.