|hey, where's the best place to find some poodle art???|
We went to two craft festivals last weekend in Stapleton near Denver. It was a pretty day and all three of us enjoyed being together.
and a cow
I met many very interesting artists, and it was intriguing how many were engineers or had been! DH could relate to them easily.
How about I show you some of what we saw?
I liked this Michigan artist for his circles... the eternal shape, and also loved by quilters...
He does mail order, this is his card...
My advice at craft shows? Never ever turn down an ear scratch or a back rub!
This lady said I was a really good boy! Hear that Daddy?
a GOOD boy!
We all enjoyed a visit with this stained glass artist, and I did a mini-interview with her while basking in the color!
I asked how she handles roadblocks. She said she usually has 4 or 5 pieces going at once (quilters... you can relate right?) and when she hits a difficult spot, she walks away for a bit, or works on another piece.
Her companion said, sometimes she even comes over to visit her for a day or two before returning to solve a design problem. She said rarely does she scrape it all off but she has done that to start over.
I liked talking to one acrylic artist about her process, no pictures but she uses a persian plaster over doily's to build up texture before painting, and she made some awesome chair seats with belts!
We enjoyed looking through some really modern kaleidoscopes while talking to the artist. He was an engineer too, and the exacting nature of his work showed that.
A very modern jeweler from Taos, Cristina Radu is an environmental engineer and turned us on to a movement called Long Now project. I checked it out and it's just fascinating.
|waiting for Daddy to return with lunch in the park|
She is passionate about her day job and her art work both! And loves dogs too.
We met many dogs and kids that day, giving Milo a very fun outing. At one point he closed his eyes, and a little 2 year old squatted down to pet him. He opened his eyes, the boy reached into his granola sample bag and gave a handful to my pup. Then he stood up and walked off eating his cereal! Milo said, hey! What's your hurry?
We also liked returning to the botanical gardens to see if the Iris was up yet. All of our gardens have taken a hit from deep wet snow and hail lately.
|this is an esplaired apple tree!|
and tomorrow's paint post will include some pics of flowers. I've really loved painting again. Seeing the colors mix on the paper is soothing and exciting at the same time.
Quickly, I've loved the raspberry rugelach from Trader Joe's, the BBC show Queens of Mystery, watching numerous painting videos on youtube, eating Thai food, having DH home for the three day holiday.
Now please enjoy these fine folks also sharing their likes for the week. Let me know if you do a post, I'll add you in too.
Linking to these parties!
https://comedy-plus.com/ Awe Mondays
rosie and the boys nature pics
Thankful Thursdays pet parade