Arts in Harmony is over for another year. It was held inside this time due to the threat of thunderstorms. And I think it worked out pretty well. There were lots of artists and artisans there, lots of variety of wonderful work. It wasn’t wildly profitable to me as far as money is concerned, but it wasn’t wildly UN-profitable either! I added 9 new names to my mailing list for the studio tour. I added to my collection of small pieces of pottery…for some reason I’m into bowls.
Here’s a booth across from me…I don’t know who they were or where they are from, but I did enjoy their large pieces of yard art.
And here is friend Tom of Bee Tree Pottery with some of his most excellent pottery pieces.
I got a new “business card holder” from him. It perfectly matches my business cards and is a lovely little bowl.
And another one I couldn’t pass up…
Oh yeah, I sold 2 pairs of my felt bead earrings. Not a bad weekend at all.
I am printing scarves today, getting ready for an art fair this weekend. I am using three different silk screens. Two are created with soy wax designs and one has been created using Elmer’s glue. I am amazed at the longevity of the glue screen. I have been using it for some time now. Here it is all messy with dye.
I made a soy wax screen with stripes and it is lasting a long time too. Here are some of the scarves I printed this morning. I think I am going to have to invest in more screens!
I did use another screen that I stamped circles on with soy wax, but I actually got the wax too heavy on it, so there is not a lot of dye put down when you do a pull. I only used it on one of these scarves for a variation in the print. When I get them washed out…I will post the finished look.
Here’s where I’ve been spending a lot of time this week, working on silk scarves. That’s my messy table. I also did some breakdown printing. I’ll show ya’ that later.
This is my collaged piece, Surface Matters, in the Recycled exhibit at Rend Lake.
Arts In Harmony is this weekend. Scattered showers are predicted and 60 degrees tomorrow for a high. I may have to wear jeans and a sweatshirt at this rate. Here’s hoping for sales.
Well, the festival is over for this year. It was quite fun with lots of artists in all mediums. The first day was quite ‘blustery” and we had to hold onto our hats (and tents!), the downside of outdoor festivals. The second day was awesome and beautiful. A columnist for the Evansville Courier, Sally Roth, had a column that came out in Sunday’s paper with a brief mention of the Arts In Harmony festival and a mention of my website and, in particular, a certain fiber piece of mine, called “Leaf”. It is from a photo of a geranium leaf in my back yard. She previewed my website and really loved this piece, then wrote about it in her column. She was at the fair, since she lives in New Harmony. Since I had prior notice that this column was coming out, I managed to have “Leaf” on hand, mounted and ready to hang…and Sally purchased it. There were several purchase awards given to other artists, but this was my “purchase award”!