Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Decisions, Decisions...

My desk right now
So I finished up (and even packaged and sent) the Artfest fatbook swap pages at the end of the week last week. I have to say that I was glad to have that over with.

Now I'm faced with thinking about my Artfest trades. For those folks who don't already know about Artfest, it's an art retreat put together by Teesha and Tracy Moore. About 200 artists converge on Port Townsend, WA at the end of March. This year, I'm lucky enough to be going AND with my good friend Lea too! I'm very excited and anxious and lots of other words that all equal "just plain ole worked up"!

Anyway... many of the participating artists bring small items to trade with each other. I'm trying to work up a plan to create about 100 items. The only problem now is that I can't decide what to do. I thought I was creating pins maybe like the unfinished "wish" and "fly" hearts above. Now that I see the shapes painted with their stripes, I see all kinds of other ideas... dolls (not necessarily with the poker chip head shown above, but maybe), ornaments, attached to greeting cards, magnets... and so on. I have a terrible time picking just one idea and rolling with it. At the rate I'm going, maybe I would be better off making 10 of 10 different things. Probably more my style.

Oh, and I'm going to have to save at least one (or make more) for a possible journal cover idea.

Also on the decisions front, I'm trying to decide if I'm going to add the pressure of making something for an upcoming Somerset Studio theme challenge. As soon as I read the description, I had a very specific idea. I'll just have to see if I have time (and the desire) to work on it.

Oh decisions, decisions... how I dislike making decisions...


  1. *sigh* I hear ya. I hate decisions!!!!! But your desk is so beautifully clean and organized...I'm envious! :D Will look forward to seeing what you end up with.

    yapping cat

  2. I'm so proud of you for getting your fatbook pages in already! You are AWESOME! I'm about halfway done with mine, but I'm feeling much more relaxed about it now. :) Anyway, I just wanted to tell you that last year there were lots of people that made a variety of items to trade. It made it fun to trade with them because you could choose which item you wanted. ;) I think you should do what is most fun!

  3. Hi! just found your blog while out surfing this am and saw that you are going to Art Fest, hope to see you there. I think the wish hearts are awesome! Caterina

  4. I dislike decisions too, even if it's just what's for dinner. :)

    I envy you being able to go to artfest. Someday I hope to go! Have a wonderful time!!

    And thank you for the lovely comments on my blog. :)