Monday, October 09, 2006
good art & good food & good people
It's been a busy weekend of art & food & friends -- YaY! Kelly was back in Portland for Art & Soul, and she was mostly off art-making herself to exhaustion, but Jim & Alexandra & I got to see her for some lovely meals, and we got to meet some other fabulous artists whose work and blogs we know, and we went to the Art & Soul vendor night and were blown away by the creativity and FUN of the art there! We didn't bring enough money!! The two dolls above were purchased there -- the one on the left is by Katie Kendrick, the one on the right by Leighanna Light (who doesn't have a website, for shame). I have to say again, the ART, the ART -- it was fantastic!! I didn't take any of the workshops this weekend, but Jim & I are going to Artfest next March, and I'm looking forward to it now more than ever.
Kelly, Alexandra, Jim & I had dinner one night with the amazingly talented Nina Bagley, Misty Mawn, and Katie Kendrick, followed by ice cream and strolling and giddiness.
And here I am with Alexandra & Kelly after a late lunch, getting up our strength to go buy art.
And as if art & Kelly weren't enough fun for one weekend, Abigail & Brian also made their way up to Portland with their chihuahua Perkins (who was swathed in a big fleece sweater). Abigail is an editor whose enthusiasm for my faerie characters helped nudge me toward turning them into a book, and whose CONTINUED enthusiasm over several years kept me focused on it. THANK YOU for that, Abi! After lunch at a vegan cafe, we spent way too much money on books at Powell's, had coffee, dropped Perkins off for his slumber party at Alexandra's house, and had dinner at Kennedy School with Kelly, then went back to our house for some vino.
It was a delightful weekend, and now that everyone is gone, we are sad all over again that Kelly & John moved away, and wishing that Abi & Brian lived closer!
(Meanwhile, in the midst of all this, awesome carpenter Dave was building us a little secret patio off my writing room. It is so adorable -- pics soon!)
Posted by Laini Taylor at 10:06 AM