Monday, June 4, 2012

Artfest

Must be close to summer, art fair season is upon us!  Last weekend was our local fair, and the three of us (Lulu didn't get to come this year, which was too bad bc the place was crawling with dogs) paid a visit in between rain showers.

This year's fair was really quite good.  I generally expect to see the same types of wares every year: pottery that all looks pretty much the same, photography that looks pretty much the same...but we were pleasantly surprised at the excellence of the artists and the variety of things we haven't seen before.  Pia got a very cool piece of "kaleidoscope" art from LaGrave Designs: the artist formed pictures by cutting and layering many photos of the object (Pia got the Eiffel Tower):
Very cool!

I stuck to my $40.00 budget (though it was hard) and bought a pack of cards with my favorite chickens:
I like to send Mimi a card every week (she loves to get mail) and I think she will enjoy these.

I also got a little housewarming gift for our soon to be Austin-dwellers.  Austin is known for the colony of bats that roost (?) under the Congress Bridge:

This little guy will look cute hanging by their front door :-)  And bats are a Chinese symbol for good luck, so it couldn't hurt to have one right?

9 comments:

Cara said...

the bat looks a little creepy, but i think it will be perfect!

Laurie said...

he's only a little creepy :-)

Katie said...

he's pretty cute actually.

and i agree, i could have easily spent a couple thousand this year, it was such a great variety! :)

Sue said...

you hit a bonanza it sounds like - hoping to hit edmonds next weekend . . .

Pia said...

Too much good stuff. I love my kaleidoscope art! I also bought a really cute hat since I'm still on my quest to become a hat person. :)

Lis said...

Super cute. Love having art around the house. Zaide is always a very good picker.

Laurie said...

We saw so many pieces of yard art that screamed Zaide. Nothing as cool as the tree Kip made her tho. does he do commission work :-)

Meg said...

Don't get Zaide's anymore yard art...she's turning into Boo Radley.

zaideafraidey said...

NO SUCH THING as too much yard art, B-Z Radley her I come!!