Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Autumn and Art, more art than autumn

Today. before we visit more Autumn and Art, I'm beginning with a spread I created for Art Journal Journey.  Our wonderful host Valerie chose Indian Summer, which inspired this entry.

I've never claimed to be a painter or sketcher.  In fact, I thought my trees were probably the world's worst quite wimpy.   

But I found a quote that seemed to cover the colors I associate with autumn, so used it.

I knew I would never be able to paint a bunch of leaves, so I drew a leaf on a small white eraser and cut it out using a paring knife.  The things we do when we don't have the tools we need!

Two yellows, red, and orange go nicely with the quote and the leaves. 

We're back to some high end art at Autumn and Art, the art fair held every mid to late September.  Note autumn has definitely not arrived here.  Only the paintings/photography show what autumn should look like.

While trying to catch up with my friend Sally, I wanted to clarify this art show.  Some called it a craft fair the other day, but in a craft fair, you pick the show you want to display your art, pay for the booth or table, and collect either all or a percentage of the profits.

In a juried show, experts from various disciplines decide if you will be allowed to show your art.  You still have to pay for the booth, but you also have to be accepted by the judges.

I had very little time to take photos, especially those I liked, such as the triptych above.

I even skipped a few booths trying to keep up.  This was not a place I would have stopped, though.

Although I couldn't read the price on the tag, if I remember correctly, it was $245.00 (USD)

I purchased one of those mail boxes one year.  It's a savings bank.

You would need a large wall to display these triptychs.

These painting did nothing for me,

and apparently, the jewelry did nothing for Sally.

These were clever,

and I stopped to take a few


just because they made me smile.

I stopped and admired these.  I envisioned the tall one in a room with only a chair and that sculpture.

I'm sure some of these will make my painting friends happy.

This was a technique I wanted to learn more about, but the gentleman had a possible paying client, so even though I waited around a few minutes,

I had to move on because Sally was not about to stop for me to ask questions.  When I looked through the brochure, he had no web site I could visit to learn more about his art.

A couple of quick photos

of these unique pieces, and I was off again.  Not only did I like these pieces, I liked the lifts he used to display them.

It was time to take a breather, so I could catch up with Sally

and wait for yet another day because we are only about 1/4 of the way through this art show.

While I catch my breath, please visit Art Journal Journey where Valerie's theme is Indian Summer.  I'll be there, too.

18 thoughtful remarks:

Helen said...

Some great pieces on show here, thanks for sharing some more of the art fair. Nothing wrong with "wimpy" trees... and I like the quote.

Valerie-Jael said...

I LOVE your tree art this morning, it reminds me f my beautiful birch tree that was recently cut down. Thanks for showing more pictures of the art, my faves are on the first picture you shared. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your autumn art is fantastic Elizabeth! So clever to make yourself a stamp for the leaves!
Great quote to fit the page as well!
Thank you for joining Valerie's theme again and the show was really great- so much art to see in one place - fabulous! Thank you for sharing - but I can tell you that your art today is much mor art from the heart as all those commercial art in the photos!

oxo Susi

chrissie said...

Your Autumn page and trees are wonderful and because you created them they are special. I think sometimes we ponder too much and the real 'us' doesn't shine through.

Great pics again of the wonderful Art Adventure playground. I would come away with a head full of ideas and not know where to start lol.

Have a good day

Love Chrissie xx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Oh my goodness what a lovely blog today. Just loved looking at all those photos. Birch trees are just beautiful xx

My name is Erika. said...

Wow! Some people do have a lot of talent. These pieces are really gorgeous. And I love your trees. They aren't wimpy. It is stylistic. I like them. I like the little bluebird too. Hope your're week is going well. Hugs-Erika

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Elizabeth! I enjoyed seeing the photos from the art fair - I am in awe of all of the talented artists out there. And your work of art is awesome - your tress and the quote are beautiful! I hope all is well with you!!!! Fall is my favorite time of the year.

Let's Art Journal said...

Oh my, the craft fair looks so amazing, there is so much to see and buy ... lol :-). I love your photos, thanks so much for sharing this with us today! Your trees and quote art is beautiful, I love the way the gold leaves contrast with the blue sky - I can see how you were inspired by those lovely paintings! Wishing you a great week! J :-)

Sami said...

Quite a diverse craft show. I also like the salt and pepper shakers, very cute!

Jeanie said...

I love your trees. A wonderful impressionistic/expressionistic feel. And I also loved that very expensive but beautiful poncho/shawl/coat in my favorite blues!

Krisha said...

I love the sentiment you found to go with your trees! Had to giggle at the eraser stamp.....I had to create a "brick" stamp to make the painting from Valerie's photo.

I do like the Impressionists art.....just something about them that tugs at my heart.

I would own any of the pottery that you showed....just one more of my weaknesses (I have sooo many LOL)

The long trees, were they painted or mixed media? I found them to be most interesting too. Wish you could have talked to him about them.

The sweater/ cover-up was really priced HIGH, but it was beautiful.

Thanks for sharing more of the art show....I've been really enjoying it.

sheila 77 said...

Thanks for more photos. I enjoyed this look through the art fair, so many different types of art and pottery and sculpture work to offer inspiration. At least Sally was easy to spot. And what good weather you had too.
I like your trees and leaves and I see a little bluebird too. And it's a sunny day in your painting too, that's very nice.

Meggymay said...

Love how you improvise to make your own stamps. Its a fantastic page, i think of a birch wood with the super tall trees. Its a super quote for your page as well
Fabulous photos again,from the art fair, I am so enjoying seeing all the wonderful stall you saw as you walked around.
Yvonne xx

Rita said...

Love your fall art. :)
Sorry, but I doubt I would want to go anywhere that I would want to wander and peruse with someone like Sally who always leaves me in the dust. Reminds too much of my mother--LOL! Not that she can rush around like she used to anymore. ;)

Carol said...

Your fall art id great!!! We are finally getting some fall color here ♥ Love the photos of the art fair. I never made it to a single fair or shoe this year :( Maybe I can find one before the season is completely over.

Corrine at said...

Great quote for your golden trees and Autumn art. The sculpture and the pottery would have been my two favorite places to be in that art and craft fair for sure. Thanks for the views. xox

Divers and Sundry said...

Here, too, I'm drawn to the fall colors and tree and forest art -including yours :) Artists offer us such a wonderful view!

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love your Autumn leaves and the way they are changing colour! The Art show pictures are wonderful! Chrisx