I was really hurt by the fact that I started on the other side and this was the side I really wanted to see. As I rushed to catch up with my friend Sally, I saw Pamela Spika, my favorite artist. She was the Artist of the Year two years ago, and some of you may remember she signed my brochure. I even featured her during T Tuesday that year, too. She spent time explaining her technique which includes both oils and acrylics and is always warm and inviting. This time, I only had time to say hi and then move on.
This is Sally's favorite artist when it comes to pen and ink. She owns several of his pieces. He even sends her announcements of where he will be. I'm sure we'll see him again later in the year, if we attend another art fair. I believe he lives in Oklahoma, the state just to the south of Kansas.
As you can see, I didn't take any photos of booths that had paintings, jewelry, textiles, fibers, or ceramics, as I was trying to catch up with Sally who was so far ahead of me, I could no longer see her.
I was surprised to learn this was from Pier One, a mid to upscale store that features and specializes in decorations, dishes, and candles.
Suddenly, something caught my eye, and I simply HAD to stop. This was the type of art I had searched for all day, and hadn't found.
I simply HAD to get a closer look, even if I never caught up to Sally.
I took everything in like it was like a breath of air given to a drowning person.
I was in heaven.
I was definitely in my element.
I wanted to stay here all day.
I took photos as quickly as I could
so I could peruse the photos later.
But it was now time to run.
And run I did. At least until this booth made me stop and take notice of the beautiful abstracts.
Of course I had to take note of these
because they interested me so much.
I ran again, at least until I saw this booth. I couldn't help myself.
These were impressive and incredible. I only wish I had stopped to grab one of those business cards I now see sitting on the table.
I had to stop here, too. I have a love affair with this type of heart, although I know I can never draw one.
To me, there is something magical about them.
My final stop was more to take a quick photo because I have always been drawn to the infinity symbol. Although there were many, many booths I missed on the second side, I suspect next time we go, I'll try to find the mixed media and assemblages first. I will also wear a watch so I can meet Sally at a given spot at a certain time, then I can peruse the places I want to see first. In all, we spent over four hours there, so I can understand that Sally was probably ready to go.
Thanks for taking this trip with me. I hope it was as enjoyable for you as it was for me. Although I felt rushed in the end, I think I got to see most of the booths that interested me, and I suspect a few that many of you enjoyed, too.