Welcome to ART EVERY DAY MONTH Day #17
Today, instead of making art, Mr. Tattered and I took the granddaughters (who are budding artists themselves) to the Harvest Festival so they could see what artists do with their work.
I had expected to take lots of pictures of all the wonderfulness, but there were signs everywhere saying “no photos allowed,” so I refrained. And actually, truth be told, there was less wonderfulness than I expected.
It must be me, right? There were tons of shoppers. Getting down the aisles with a child attached to each hand was challenging. And the people seemed to be buying. But for the life of me, I couldn’t find anything that really caught my eye. There were no mixed media artists, no vintage assemblage. It begged the question to me “Why?” Does it just not sell at that show? Or do the people who jury the show not like it?
I didn’t let on to the girls that I wasn’t finding it amazing. I pointed out people who were doing demonstrations and we watched them paint, and carve, and knit. We stopped at every booth they found interesting. They marveled at it all, wondering what things they might be able to try at home.
One of the first booths we saw had a lady who was making tiny little cakes and flowers out of Fimo clay. The girls were fascinated. They both wanted to buy something from her, but I made them wait, knowing there was so much to see and they would probably see something they liked better. But, after we’d worked our way through the whole show, those little clay wonders were still their favorites, so we went back and they each made a purchase. Hannah opted for a trio of flowers in a tiny glass vase, and Bea chose 3 tiny little cupcakes. While they weren’t looking, I added some cupcakes for Hannah and a flower for Bea to put in their advent boxes for Christmas. They will be surprised!
I have to admit I am kind of excited to buy them some clay and let try their hand at making some little treasures for themselves!
And (just in case you were wondering) I didn’t step foot in the studio. The mess is still waiting for me.
Gratitude Day #17 –
It’s raining today. Not little sprinkles, but a nice consistent rain. I’m grateful for that today. The more early rain we get, the better shape we’ll be in come next summer. This year we got enough rain to not have to go into extra conservation mode, and are hoping for the same this coming year. It’s so funny to be concerned about rainfall after so many years of living in a place where it was not an issue!
Don’t forget to take a moment to leave a comment to have your name added for a chance to win the Brave Girls Book. You can enter each day through the 28th and we’ll draw on the 29th! Good luck!