Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Bittersweet Ending

So, I guess it's official, I am no longer a Rennie ... I JUST sold my Renaissance Festival building. I have been a participant for 17 years and I have really enjoyed it, but it is time to move on. I have finally come to terms with the fact that I can not do both the Festival and the Art Journaling (including workshops) so I had to make a choice between the two of them. So now I can devote all my time and energies to Art Journaling and other mixed media projects which have become my true passion. To view previous posts and see more photos of the Renaissance Festival click here.

18 comments:

Elliott said...

What a beautiful building. What did you craft for the festival?

stregata said...

Must have been a hard decision to make, but you will probably be feeling better for not being torn in two directions.

Rebecca Anthony said...

Oh my gosh, you are the coolest lady Ingrid!! This building is unreal, I think I want to live there!! What a wonderful experience that must have been for you. Glad to hear you're following your passion as it brings me so much joy and inspiration to witness. Take the experience with you forever, no one can take that away!

Carol Q said...

that looks like some event Ingrid. we don't have anything like that in the UK (as far as I know!) it must have been quite a hard decision to give up such a beautiful building.

Jeanne Nelson said...

Oh, Ingrid, I am very sure this is a bitter sweet ending...but a new beginning to wonderful journaling, also, ;). Your festival pictures, and posts are fabulous, and make me want to fly out and attend. However, without you there, it wouldn't be the same, I am sure...not to mention, I want to see more of your journaling! Love your journaling pages, and the cutting edge technique! Best wishes to you, and your family, on your venture!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

What a wonderful experience to be apart of and I am certain you will take many memories from the 17 years your were involved with it. Your building was beautiful and I am sure it is "bittersweet" (as you say) to let it go. Now on to bigger and better things.
Hugs to you. (by the way, I can't believe how talented you are in many areas... but that costume you made your daughter is stunning!)

Sarah Anderson said...

That must have been a hard decision, but you have new pastures to move into so I don't think it will be with regrets.

Dyche Designs said...

Looks like an amazing building and so full of character. Some times we have to make these choices in order to move forward, good luck.

Mar said...

well...turning the page to a new chapter is sometimes kinda sad
but exciting too
you sound excited!

you have 17 years of memories
:)

Gina Lento said...

Think of Meg Ryan in "You've got Mail," she has to move on from closing her mother's store that was part of her whole life. It's bittersweet, but like my husband just said to me tonight, "when one door closes, other's open..."
I know how you feel. Good luck.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I knew it was coming, after all, you have been talking about it (or at least hinting at it) for months, but it was still a shock to see that you had actually sold the building, rather than renting it out. I have mixed emotions about it, since I know it had been such an integral part of your life for so long. But I know what they say: when one door closes, another opens. Here's to that new door staying open for a long time.

Shannon said...

OMG, that building is absolutely adorable, it's so very quaint. What did you sell there? I am in love with this building of yours that you sold, but hopefully your decision will make you a little more stress free and a much happier journaler.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

What a gorgeous building, I bet walking into it was like walking into one of your books! I can't imagine how hard it was to let it go, but I'm sure that a lowered stress level will make you feel MUCH better for it :)

Halle said...

I know you've been talking about not doing the festival anymore but to actually sell the building was that final leap. Now the question is...will you attend as a visitor? You definitely have the clothing for it! :)

Joanie Hoffman said...

Thanks, Ingrid, for the link to the other Ren Fair postings.
What a history to look back on.

Lindart said...

Their loss is the art world's gain! I wish I could have visited your little store. I love Renaissance festivals!

Healing Woman said...

I know how hard it is to leave one way of life and enter another. That shop is fanciful and magical but there will be new magic coming!

Parabolic Muse said...

I know this must have been a hard decision, Ingrid. But it's completely true; there is only so much time to follow our passions... It's a poignant fact of life. and your journals are so amazing!

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