Saturday, April 11, 2009

Insomnia...or just a night owl?

I'm shooting for the night owl :D I've never been a morning person, I can be quite snarky in the mornings...just ask my family! I'm also not one of the moms who are up before their kids to make sure that everything is in order...life is so much more peaceful if I get up just as their getting ready to walk out the door. Enough time to give hugs and kisses and tell them that I love them and hope they have a nice day. Other than that I actually need about 15 minutes of quiet in the mornings just so I can center myself and become fully aware that I'm awake much too early! I'm thinking that I get this from my dad. He's normally in bed at 3am and up at 10am...those hours are actually perfect for me. Unfortunately (or fortunately because I'm thankful to have my job) I work the morning shift and have to be up at 7:30...so at least I can stay up until 1am safely without having to worry about falling asleep at work..hehe I don't think my boss would appreciate that.

Normally I take this time to make some jewelry, but tonight I'm looking for cultural garb to wear to the FaerieWorlds Festival ...yay...it'll be here 3 1/2 months and I can't wait!! My friend will be flying back from Minnesota and we'll stay in Eugene for about a week. If you don't know what FaerieWorlds is here's an excerpt from their website:

WHAT IS FAERIEWORLDS?

In just seven years, Faerieworlds has become the premiere mythic music festival on the West Coast. Featuring world renowned fantasy artists, Grammy-award winning musicians, spectacular performances and entertainers, an amazing arts and crafts vending village, thousands of fans from around the globe travel each year to Eugene, Oregon to experience the magic of Faerieworlds.

We believe that the revitalizing, healing and transforming spirit of faerie is alive and moving actively in our lives: faerie inspires and provokes, heals and reveals, illuminates and transcends. At Faerieworlds, we invite you to enter the Realm as your magical self and release the beautiful, magical faerie spirit that’s inside you!

Array yourself in your best faerie finery! Join us and find new friends and discover wonderful enchantments of art, music and dance. Surrender to the glamour of faerie and let your heart and spirit soar in the woodland and under the stars!

In the words of internationally acclaimed faerie artist, Brian Froud:

“To dress as a faerie, donning wings, is to actively join in the dance, to be connected to creative spirit. Graceful or ecstatic dance; the radiant, rhythmic heartbeat; friendship; music; all these move easily across the boundaries, transcending language, race, and time. Such activities extend a joyful hand across the threshold. At Faerieworlds, we ring the bells of faerie invitation. The people come. More importantly, the faeries come too.”

Come and answer the call!


FAERIEWORLDS: A GREEN EVENT

• 100% Green Electrical Power throughout Event
• Event Promotions printed on 100% recycled stock with Soy Inks
• Organic and Vegetarian Food Vendors
• Use of Biodegradable Foodwares
• Utilization of web-based Rideshare and Spaceshare programs
Onsite Glass, Plastic and Paper Recycling Program
• Local and Organic Hospitality Area for Guests




It really is a wonderful event, each day holds a surprise of entertainment and beauty in the costumes found on the people attending them. I've found a bunch of great shops on Etsy that I will definitely be purchasing items from to complete some of my outfits...I'll share those with you later!

It's after 3am and I'm finally feeling tired enough to sleep....I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

3 comments:

Anniki :) said...

I'm a night owl too. I have to be up 7am in the morning, but I still can't go to bed before 1am. Mornings are real pain for me, I feel myself much better after I've eaten some lunch.

SHI said...

It's nice to know I'm not the only one who doesn't like mornings! I'm much better after I've had my daily mocha :D

Gypsy Trader said...

Are you going to have a booth this year at faeryworlds ? A whole week, what fun ..... and we want to see lots and lots of pictures !!!!