Sunday, October 25, 2009
Well, I am home from the first ever Journalfest that happened up in port townsend and it went better than expected. The group of 150 was super cool and seemed to all be so happy with their workshops and just being there. The event started with sun and a rainbow and ended with the most beautiful fuschia pink sunrise I've ever seen there. In between we had mostly sun, some ferocious wind and the rain came only at night when we were all tucked into our rooms. The temp. remained around 50. We hired the band Surrealized to play while we were journaling and partying and they were AMAZING. I got a lump in my throat when they started playing because the energy that filled up the room was so rich and deep and nourishing. I think it was the music mixed with the vibes of all the attendees who had been in classes for the last 3 days. But it was powerful stuff. Even the band mentioned feeling the energy and said they just fed off the amazing energy and played intuitively. The size was perfect and I will be keeping it to 150 next year. Tracy had made these big prints of my journal pages and then cut out the faces so people could take their photos in them. Needless to say, they were a hit (this is tiphoni and one of our helpers, matthew steele). Everyone that came was amazing and warm and beautiful and creative and friendly....and when tracy and I left the grounds this morning, we commented at what a great life we have.