Sunday, July 30, 2006

ArtFest 2007

Teesha's information on ArtFest 2007 is ON LINE!!! Tiphoni has done an absolutely AWESOME job!!!!!! The site looks GREAT! I can hardly wait. Tracie and I have attended every year since Teesha and Tracey started planning this WONDERFUL experience. Lucky SEVEN!!! I so look forward to this experience every year and this year is no exception! The only thing that makes this year even more special is that my daughter-in-law Tracie and I will be teaching a class! We are sooo excited to share this fusion technique with everyone at ArtFest. We have been frantically getting more journals together so we can share them. We are having so much fun planning the class and gathering goodies for everyone in our class. I am getting my first experience at drying flowers because I want to share some of these wonderful botanicals with friends at ArtFest. I think I may burst at the seams just waiting for the months to pass so I can get to Port Townsend again and experience the feeling of being swept away in the wonderful world of ART! Every class I have ever taken has always given me more than I expected and I can see by this year's choices of teachers and classes the biggest challenge I will have is making a selection. I wish I could take EVERY class!!! They all look great! And I see Tiphoni is teaching - What a legacy for Teesha and Tracey - to pass their wonderful creative gift to their children- and see them love it as much as they do!!! They must be sooo proud. I am frantically looking at each teacher's site so I can make my selections for the days I am not teaching! See you all there!!!!!!

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Well, here it is a week later, and I am finally getting back to my blog. I have been spending most of my free time trying to retake pics so I can post them out on my website and on It has been very stressful losing everything on my computer. Lesson learned on keeping information backed up. I am working frantically on my fiber fusion projects so I can also post them. Thanks to Tracie, my blog looks better, and she is kindly helping to rebuild a lot of my information. Don't know what I would do without her. She is not only the best daughter-in-law one could ever have, but is really my best friend. We have so much fun together.

Worked on a Wheggie Fairy yesterday. I will try to get a pic on-line to share with everyone. I will also try to post the short story I wrote about my Wheggies. My long term goal is to write a book about them and have Tracie do the illustrations.

Finally, I compiled some info to send to the people that participated in Barb Matthiessen's fabric dyeing class during Fiberfest 2006 so we can do a trade of dyed fabrics. That was such a fun class! Loved it!!! Barb, Chris, and Dorothy were a blast! They all do the best fabric batiks.

Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, July 16, 2006


Well, today I decided to create a blog. I wanted to share future plans and happenings in Marylin's Nouvelle Collection. I am excited to begin showing my creations on line and share all my thoughts relating to how they are created and why I create using fabrics and other fibers. Through the years fibers have taken on new shapes and the ideas others have demonstrated in the newly created yarns, threads, fabrics and other fibers excite my creative being. There are virtually no limits to what can be done with these fibers. I want to share what I do with them and how ideas are sparked. My daughter-in-law, Tracie, of and myself love to team teach together. Her talents in artistic collage and my love of fibers give us a chance to share many fun and creative moments. I am hoping that this love of fibers for both of us is apparent to all who take our classes which will inturn give them an opportunity to pass that love to others. Please watch for my new website which is due to be fully functional by the early fall. It would have been on line and fully functional last week but my computer died and being the artist I am and not a technical thinker, guess who forgot to back up all information? I lost pics, and the specks for the website. Oh well, live and learn, huh? Got one item for sale posted to, then all pics were wiped out. Now I need to get pics. Can hardly wait to share my fabric designs, and my Wheggies (angel-fairies) with the world. Love ya. MaryLin