Thursday, August 28, 2008

ZNE....Convenzione....long post...

Well many people from my computer came out of my computer and into my reality. What a wonderful wonderful time. From the registration at Serenity Stoneworks to the shopping at various stores in Pleasanton...a very pleasant town!!!...getting a bite to eat with friends...to a book signing by some dear friends...to the screening of 1000 Journals by Someguy at the Amador theater the first day just flew by!

The second day started with breakfast with SARK....what a "wild and succulent" time....that was!....off to meet some more friends as we mingled....and then off to the hills of Livermore for a wonderful class. Our teacher was JoAnnA Pierotti...artist extraordinaire!!! and in my class was Danielle....Vintage Dragonfly....Kristin (sweetie pie) Hubick of Retro Cafe Arts .....Lani Kent of Healing Expressions, Bonnie, Kathy, and Dori...a great class...wonderful women...fabulous art...and great views!!! then we were off to the Blue Agave for dinner...great food...by now dear dear friends and a silent auction for various ZNE causes!!! this day was over waaaaayyyyy toooo sooon.....







Sunday.....The vendor fair was filled with booths full of fabulous art....suppliers like Hannah's Drygoods....Shoshannah and Mike...fabulous....Chrysti Hydeck and her partner....and Vicky Breslin and on and on...Divalicious goodies...Antique ephemera and just lovely lovely stuff....something for everyone and just as the entire weekend had been filled with the live music of Jon Troast....what an amazing artist!!! I helped JoAnnA, Kristin, Lani and Gina Gabriell( Eleven Morning)...so they could shop and visit and get water and whatever else they needed....and we all had such a lovely lovely time....WOW.....my heart has been full of Joy all weekend....




Monday....for me a short hop over the Carquinez bridge to Port Costa ....Wendy Addison's Theatre of Dreams and her nearby studio all the glitter this glitter diva could want...WOW!!!!....and a cold soda at the Wharehouse bar/restaurant...the only game in town....and then off to Crockett for dinner at Dead Fish restaurant....what a delicious end to a wonderful weekend....Thank you CHEL for ZNE!!!! and for this weekend!!! and thank you to each of you who contributed and who attended....I count it as truly one of the very best weekends of my entire life!!!! I can't wait till next year!!! April 2009....wooohooo!!!!

7 comments:

Kathryn said...

Patti!
Wow!! It was so great meeting you and imagine you are close enough for us to do some Junkin! Can't wait! I really enjoyed talking to you and Danielle through out the day and at Dinner. What a Fabulous weekend!
See ya soon!
Artful Blessings,
Kathryn

Sarah said...

patti look slike you had an amazing Weekend thanks for sharing this with us!!!!! So glad you had a great time!
Big hUgs Sarah xx

Kristin Hubick said...

What a LOVELY post Patti! Truly it gave me goosebumps!!!! You are such a beautiful person and I feel blessed to have met you... and your story.. oh my! So glad you're still here dear!
And thank you SO much for helping at the Vendor's fair. You have no idea how much you helped!
P.S. I've added you to my blog now that I found you :). I LOVE the little clouds - they are my colors too :). Until next time....
Big XOXOXOs,
Kristin

Janny said...

What a gorgeous Blog, thnkx for sharing;o)

Laura said...

My, this looks like fun! I hope to join you next year!

katydiddy said...

Hey! I was there too! Sorry we didn't connect. You won my blog contest over on the Lollishops blog. I'll be sending your note cards to you soon!

Healing Expressions said...

Sweet Patty! Thanks you so much for the heartfelt words of gratitude you shared on my blog! You really encouraged my heart to think of even more things to be thankful for! If was so fun to see your pics (i'd love it you could send me that one of you, JoAnna and I!) You are a dear dear person...so full of heart and soul! It was a joy to meet you in person!
Hugs
Lani