I wrote this post before the election results were in. I would not have been able to write it today but I let it stand. I hope the person elected is spending the day learning the constitution.
There is a street festival in Annapolis the first Sunday of the month. We enjoy walking around, the artists, the pizza, the music, and oh my goodness, the dogs. I interviewed several artists this time. Among them was a man called Tim Dorland (his site is tdmosaics.com) He makes mosaics with glass not tile. I noticed the guitar first
It no longer holds a tune, but it holds meaning with all the grapes and vines, the sparkle and whimsy.
I also like that surfboard! I asked if making art was a sideline or is he a working artist. He answered this IS his work life, and he supports himself and his son through his art. Bravo!! Visit him to see more.
He used to love going down for this festival! This is merely one of a hundred scenes, but I like it for the mastiff (largest I had ever seen) and the chihuahua.
Note the baby. At one point the mastiff was looking right into the baby's face and the baby was silently peering intently right into the dog's face while the little chihuahua quietly watched. The people weren't watching but I was. I missed the money shot, but it's in my mind!
Mental picture! Click!
We petted a few poodles and met a cute Bedlington Terrier (thye look like lambs) who took my heart.
I fell in love with the band playing in a courtyard, in the gentle Autumn breeze,
They won me over with their spirits. The band is tight, obviously played together many times. They play original music, that touched something deep inside. I like many forms of music, not always responding to country sounds, but these musicians are so good. So good, we bought a cd. So good we stood a long time listening to many songs, so good I felt I knew them.
While walking around, this caught my artist's eye...
I want to make a quilt with these colors. Subtle. gentle. quiet.
a visual respite from the worry of life.
Then the breeze caught the leaf and turned it over
Speaking of color... we had to stop by the local quilt store (cottonseed glory) where a shop hop is in progress. A woman asked me about hexies, and could she use this fabric??? I took one of her paper hexies, and folded the fabric around it so she could see how it would look.
RJR makes it the line is "geekery"
Whee! I nearly clapped my hands when I left with it!
(I am already sorry I didn't buy four yards instead of two)
That's it for this week... again let me know if you also did an I Like post this week.
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