I was able to get together with some old friends in the scratch world and met new ones at the same time.
After being friends on line over at Wet Canvas I finally had the extreme pleasure of meeting Patrick Hedges. He flew in from Austrailia and was exactly like how he is on-line...One Heck of a GREAT Guy. He was funny and had some quite interesting stories. His scratch demos were fantastic...I finnaly learned how he does his squiggly technique :) I hope our paths off-line cross again in the future.
I had the pleasure of meeting another Scratcher who showed a very cool stippling/scratch technique...Ann Ranlett. She was a little quiet at first but once she figured out we were'nt crazy, she relaxed and started cutting loose. She was a pleasure to hang out with.
Another GREAT thing I was able to finally see was Diana Lee and Lorna Hannett TOGETHER AT THE SAME PLACE!!! They are two of my all time FAVORITE Scratchboard Goddesses! (and all around Sweethearts :} )
Hangin' out with Cathy Sheeter is always an event of staying on your toes...her quick wit will hit ya before you even know anything happened! If she's not hittin ya with her quick wit....she's using a Car Trunk Lid! I always enjoy spending time with her talking about art or whatever.
One of the best things about the entire week...was hanging out with my Good Friend Harold Farley. Harold's birthday was on the day of the artist reception. Not only was it his Birthday, but he also recieved a Silver Award for one of his pieces. The look on his face and his reaction was priceless! Then...as the show was winding down...Diana Lee said Tommy Smuthers from 'The Smuthers Brothers" was outside in the wine garden! Sure enough. he was!
Harold and I were able to talk with him for quite awhile. He is just as funny now as he was back in the day! To Cool! Needless to say, I think Harold had a Good Birthday!
There's soo much more that happened....but I do have some artwork I need to get to :)