So I told you a couple posts ago I’d share my purchases at the last art show I went to called Arts in Harmony, which is local to me. So here they are! I didn’t have much money to spend so I had to keep it economical but I’m pleased with everything just the same.
First buy was this sweet little poem printed on watercolor by a creative artist who attends a rehab service. All proceeds went to help out the programs they have there. I loved her lively colors and the poem is great inspiration
|Artist Ashley from Posey Co. Rehab Services Day Program|
This next piece is a hair clip made from drinking aluminum cans! How creative is that?! I love to wear flowers in my hair and didn’t have a metal one. Mine shown here is a V8 juice can and I was drawn to it the second I saw it. She had all kinds of color combinations. They are surprisingly not sharp.
|Artists mother and daughter team of Green Wear Designs|
Then I found these cute earrings which have been hand painted with alcohol inks the artist told me. Again, I was drawn to this pair immediately. Don’t you love it how just gravitate towards certain things. I guess our taste’s are just ingrained in us. She had a beautiful assortment of colors and different shapes.
|Stillwater Creations by Kathy Gibson (find her on Facebook)|
And my last buy of the day that I couldn’t resist was this super cute copper ring. Copper is my metal (besides gold) and I love the design of this one by Nancy Pace of Wild Wire Art. Nancy had a lot of different items at her booth and was so nice to meet. Her and I hit it off right away. I love connecting with other artists. Nancy has exhibits showing in Illinois. Try to ignore my chubby little hand 😉
|Wild Wire Art by Nancy Pace|
I met so many friendly artists at this art show. I plan to have a booth there myself one day. It’s a two day show, which are not my favorite, but I’d love to get my work out to local eyes. I wish I had all the money I needed to buy something from each artist as they were all talented and I’d like to be able to support their efforts, but you know how it is.
Some of my friends and their sites that were there include:
Tom Wintczak of Bee Tree Pottery – gorgeous Redware, Stonewear and Folk Art pottery by this super nice guy whom I’m proud to call my friend. Tom had these two pieces that were new to me that I really wanted to take home with me, they were of fish and they were calling out my name! Maybe next time if he still has them.
Kay Wiggins – Handmade baskets that puts Longaberger to shame. Kay is witty and fun to be around not to mention a talented artist. We met at the Farmer’s Market here in New Harmony. I’m not sure if the link will work but her Facebook is here.
Katherine Sands – Fiber artist and good friend that I also met at the New Harmony Farmer’s Market. I’ve shown you a beautifully dyed scarf she so graciously gave me as a gift one year. She just recently ended her solo show where she showcased her fabulous fiber art. Her art is expanding all the time. Her blog is Art Journal – A Creative Journey.
If you have time visit these artists, it’s great to look and be inspired by other artists 🙂 Let me know if the links don’t work. Thanks,