After exploration came the task of cheking in, find our assigned house and then get ready for the trade frenzy! Lest to say Amanda and I had a little mixed up with our room assignments with our housemates from Canada, but Teesha clarified and straightened things out.
We headed to the commons for the highlight of the evening..TRADING! It was a total frenzy alright!. Got a lot of kool trades in exchange for my fiber trade. This year I traded my exotic African fibers which was well received last year, so I brought more this year. Once we got back to the house I could barely wait to see my trades closeup but had to wait till we get back from the art store. This gem in this little quaint town has big city setup in terms of their art supply inventory and one must not forget the outstanding hospitality they afford the artists. Johanna and the crew, you gals ROCKS!
Dinner was homemade since we opted out of meals...we had all the cooking ammenities and wanted to control over eating which we did last year! We got our stuff ready for next day workshop and the high of what lies ahead was very hard to contain.
Patricia working hard under the gun! Here is more of the Iron Chef pics...
The bonfire/journaling was great time spent with friends and some new ones...not much journaling for me...writing is just not my thing, but I am trying to break into that mode...making progress as you can see I am writing this post...hahaha. Here the girls are ready for journaling and I am ready for socializing! Oh..Nikki is ready to create with her new body art adornment!
Since I was not doing any journaling...I joined Lisa, Rice and Tally for good conversation and sillyness!
Stay tune for part 3 soon!