As promised, here is part 2 of the Autumn Art Fair my friend Sally and I attended last Sunday. In case you missed it, here is part 1.
Note the sky is still overcast and the weather is still beautiful. As before, I urge you to peruse these photos at your own pace, while I try to keep from adding too many words.
I had been looking for my friend Sally, and I finally caught up with her. I'm also a big fan of stained glass, but I'm not sure this is something I would want at my home.
The lady in the far right of the photo above (you can see her in the one above this one, too) was the only person who stopped me from taking photos of her art. I was in such a hurry, I was just snapping away, because Sally had already headed on to the next thing that interested her, which obviously wasn't something that interested me. She got in my face, because I wasn't paying much attention to anything except trying to stay out of everyone's way, grabbed my arm, and showed me a sign that read "no photos permitted." I got her, though. I went to the next booth and took photos of her wizards.
It was about this time the sun came out. It was also about the time the church crowd showed up.
Thankfully, I caught up to Sally again. I had intended to keep up with her, but the best laid plans and all.
I stopped to talk to this artist and get on her mailing list.
She explained she works in oils
and even took the time to explain her technique for creating the drips I liked so much.
I liked these pieces,
but I suspect she used a template to paint the various designs on the canvas. No time to talk to her, though, because Sally was nowhere in sight.
I finally saw Sally. If you look in the far back left by the speed limit sign, you might see her, too. You can see why I had trouble enjoying the art.
By this time, the crowds were beginning to overwhelm me.
Another of my favorite artists, this guy lives in Wichita. Before I could take a picture of his art I've shown at least three times on my blog, I had to take a photo of this cool tee shirt.
I see he's added a few new pieces to his collection.
As I continued to shoot photos and look for Sally,
I recognized Pam Spika's art from last year,
when she was the artist of the year, and I spent a long time talking to her.
Some may remember she even signed my program, and we've had conversations since then, too.
I caught her at a lull in visitors, so stopped to say hi. I still adore her art!
These folks were warm and inviting and even offered to pose for a photo. Gotta love those kinds of artists.
I took a few minutes to look around at the beauty
that this mall provides visitors everyday.
Whew! I had finally caught up to Sally again.
And just in time to pause to look at the coffee and tea art.
I knew why Sally liked these. They are painted in primary colors.
Suddenly, the crowds got to me. I couldn't even get an idea of what was in a booth, because so many people were in the way.
Isn't it ironic, the art I liked the most, had the least people visiting that booth. Good for me and my camera, but not good for the artist, whose name I didn't see, nor did I have a chance to compliment her art.
I had to wait while the artist showed a customer some baskets so I didn't get them as the focal image in the shot.
I could see Sally ahead, and I was definitely ready to leave. I think she was, too. I was ready because I had gotten so hot. She because her foot was starting to hurt.
I hope, like last time, you saw something that inspired you. Helen (H) commented that the art must be pricey. I suspect so, Helen, but I had no time to check prices. Here's what I DO know: Sally bought two pair of earrings for $55.00 each (USD), one bracelet for $110.00 (USD), and one ring for $300.00 (USD). Thanks for visiting and you be the judge of the scale of this show.