The time of transition from warm to cold,
the harvest time.
Last Saturday, here in Weaverville, it was time to harvest the Art. Weaverville hosts the Art in Autumn Festival every September, and has been doing so for five years now.
This year, it was a festival of over 100 juried artists and artisans, musicians throughout the day, and lots of happy, friendly people. (One vendor told me she will be back next year just because the people here are so friendly and have such a good attitude.)
|The Art in Autumn Featival booth, sponsored by|
the Weaverville Business Association
I met some wonderful people, and some wonderful artists! Being on a real tight budget, I mostly browsed. But when I found Puzzle Pots, I found my reserve to 'not buy' slipping.
|Belle and me, with some of her magnets on the right.|
I was so intrigued with her booth, so many pieces, all of clay, some put together in pots, some in business card holders, the fridge pockets and the magnets and ornaments, oh my! How cool was this booth? VERY.
|My three little elves.|
|The Twilite Broadcasters|
I walked past many talented artists, and when I saw a sea turtle, I had to stop. The years I spent in Cayman, visiting the Turtle Farm with the kids holds a special place in my heart. I love sea turtles. When I looked closer, and realized it wasn't a painting, it wasn't a photo. What was it? It was a Magazine Mosaic!
A what? Yes, exactly what I said. It starts with a great idea and sketch. Then old magazines are scoured for the right color, textures in the colors, etc. The appropriate magazine pages are torn into pieces, and the artist, Shelly Schenker, painstakingly arranges the pieces to fit in her sketch.
The outcome is stunning. The depth and movement in each one is amazing. Her booth was humming with people, and I was lucky to get a minute to talk to her. She is passionate about the process, and doesn't understand why most people are so secretive about how they do their artwork.
|Now this is the kind of pink flamingo you|
wouldn't mine having around.
|The glass wind chimes are hard to see,|
but look on the right, there's one.
And who doesn't need some propeller thingy's? Those are cool!! Not sure where I would put those......
It was a wonderful Autumn day, the sun came out, it wasn't too hot, and the people were great. The artists, the attendees, and the volunteers all made this festival successful, and one I will definitely apply to next year. It is growing each year, and with such talented people around, it is something to put on your agenda to attend.
|Blue skies + wonderful people = successful festival|