Journalfest 2011 – My Layers of Life class.

My Journalfest class – Layers of Life

The enitre group and thier first spread.

Our second spread. Photos courtesy of my amazing videograher and friend, Michelle Geller.

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending Teesha & Tracy Moore’s Journalfest 2011.  It was held at Fort Worden in Port Townsend, Washington, such a beautiful setting.  I took classes from Traci Bunkers and from Juliana Coles on Thursday and Friday and Saturday I taught my “Layers of Life” class.  I had the most wonderful amazing group of 15 students!   They were all so eager willing to learn.  I always love that each student does the same techniques but each of their work is personal and so different and unique.  Teaching them was pure joy for me.  I loved it.  Believe me, I was not perfect yet I felt as if a whole new world had opened for me.  It was so exhilarating. I had the most wonderful smile on my face the entire time.

Journalfest was such a wonderful experience of humanity, caring and love.  Thank you Teesha & Tracy!  They worked very, very hard on it and we all had such an amazing time.  All together the experience truly made for a life changing event for me.  I owe a very special thank you to another person that has helped challenge and push me help me find who I am, Orly Avineri.  For me what really makes Teesha and Tracy’s events so wonderful is that I always meet and make such wonderful creative friendships.

2018-05-03T13:40:03+00:00November 5th, 2011|Art Journals|9 Comments


  1. m i c h e l l e November 5, 2011 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    Oh how I adore you Brian Kasstle! You are HILARIOUS!!! It was such a great class and I’m so happy I was in it! Take care!

  2. Bleubeard and Elizabeth November 6, 2011 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    What a perfect way to remember your first class. I’m super happy for you because you DID it. Congrats. And of course, everyone looks very happy, too.

  3. Monica November 6, 2011 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on your teaching experience at Journalfest, Brian! I agree with Bluebeard and Elizabeth with everyone looking so HAPPY with what they created and YOU facilitated that =-)

    I hope this is the beginning of a new a fruitful future for you Brian – you deserve it!

    BTW: I have finished my Rolodex art cards for you; let me know if you’d like me to mail them to you =-)

  4. Orly November 8, 2011 at 2:17 am - Reply

    So happy for you Mr. Brian….you deserve lots of “pure joy”..XOXOrly

  5. pamelajane November 8, 2011 at 5:42 am - Reply

    Such a fun class, Brian — full of surprises that kept us smiling at each turn! Happy to share your teaching debut with you! 🙂 Hugs, Pam

  6. thalia November 9, 2011 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    when’s the NEXT adventure Brian? can i be a part of that too???!!!!
    you’re wonderful–love you!

  7. Jessica Herman Goodson November 13, 2011 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    Your class was wonderful Brian. I loved the process and techniques we learned, and you created such a fun and positive environment. Thank you! Looking forward to more.

  8. caterina giglio November 16, 2011 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    got to do art fest one year… but always wanted to do journal fest, looks like a lot of fun… and work…

  9. michelle ward January 12, 2012 at 1:48 am - Reply

    HCIT? Bravo Brian!!!

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