Sunday, October 25, 2009

journalfest

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.

26 comments:

  1. oh! sounds like a great time.
    I'm so bummed to have missed Journalfest this time around. My boyfriend and I ended up going to SteamCon instead (oh the sacrifices we make for our relationships).

    can't wait to hear more about it!

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  2. I wish I could have been there... Or conversely that you lived in Europe which would make it so much easier to attend! Sounds like great fun!

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  3. Maybe next year. I want to come so bad. I am saving for it. Sharon

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  4. It was tenzillion kinds of fabulous Teesha! We were all gushing on the shuttle back to seatac yesterday!

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  5. It sounds like such a blast! I wish it was held on the East Coast (or I knew of a simular even around here)

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  6. Yes Teesha you two do seem to have a wonderful life. You are so lucky you found each other.
    Journalfest was absolutely amazing. It felt so intimate and I think a great time was had by all. You and Tracy and all your family and friends made this another spectacular event.Many, many kudos to you all. I hope I will be able to make it again next year.

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  7. It was one of my favorite retreats EVER. The intimate size, the live music (a brilliant choice of bands; thrillingly so), excellent classes (I was a student) and the journaling. So many books, journals, kindred souls. I am ready to hole up now for winter with all my new ideas and friendships to bolster my spirits. I'm going to make a new journal today. Thank you, Teesha for the service to our community. You bring the light.

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  8. It exceeded all my expectations, and the last night was just magical. That band was FABulous! I came home full of light and joy, a lot of new techniques and ideas, and one or two more (buckets) of art supplies.

    You and your crew put on the BEST party!!!!!

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  9. Ohhh I am so jealous of you all, but your discription sounds great and I am so glad you all enjoyed the occasion !

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  10. just turned my 16 year old on to Surrealized and he couldn't believe that was our background music. i am still reeling from the journalfest experience but overflow with inspiration. thanks again and again and again for such an enjoyable and renewing experience. crossing my fingers that next year it won't be on halloween weekend so i can make it!

    xoxoxox

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  11. Sounds like a truly inspirational event!! And those cut outs are so clever!!

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  12. Wish I had asked about those journal pages when we were there for vendor night, I would have loved to take some pictures of those with people in them!

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  13. Journalfest was my first time in the Seattle area....Fabulous classes...people...good food...and the band was great. I loved seeing all your Journal pages up close and Tracy's books were amazing. Thanks so much for a great event.

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  14. yes, it was all that and more. i've had energy galore since getting home. usually after a retreat i'm tired, but not this time. the best news is that you'll keep it at 150. sign me up for next year. maybe there will be new bunks in 2010; the beds were tough for sleeping or was it excitement? open registration soon! ;o)) thank you thank you

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  15. you DO have a great life...and thank you for sharing the passion of this great life you have - Journaling. It was such a pleasure to be there on it's "maiden voyage". It was so incredible to be among so many passionate, like-minded journalers in all their various forms.
    The band was awesome. Good call, good call!!

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  16. Thank you so much to both of you for your generosity of spirit and vision in coming up with this glorious event - and GLORIOUS is the only word that describes it! It was perfect from start to finish. I was so glad to be able to attend, and definitely want to come again next year and play some more :-)

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  17. What a great idea the cut-outs of your journal pages was. Very fun!

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  18. Teesha,
    I had the most fantastic time! Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to re-charge my batteries; learn new techniques and arrive home filled with inspiration to continue to create.

    See you in January.

    Cheers,
    Deb

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  19. I had a fantastic time. Having only seen the two of you on webpages and in magazine articles before, it was so much fun to put "real" people behind the pics. So great to meet you and Tracy. I really hope you can change the date for next year. My husband just will not let me miss Halloween with the kids!

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  20. Journalfest was the best best best Teesha! I'm so glad you're keeping it small. It was great to have a relaxing time. The band was the perfect topper to it.

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  21. Sounds like a blast, so sad I missed it - there is always next year. I'll keep my fingers crossed that it won't be on Halloween.

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  22. these photo props were the BEST! so fun and creative and really made me feel a part of one of your journal pages! great idea - bring them to Artfest please!
    xoxo,
    kecia

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