It was supposed to thunder and storm today and it did in the very early morning. But then the skies cleared so I took a chance and drove 45 minutes to Keene. Going bonkers here at home.
The farmers' market was happening. Small at this time of year. Mostly greens and radishes, soap and granola. Plants for the garden. I bought some spinach, radishes and bok choy.
Here is the main street. Two long rows of shops and restaurants. Lots of people were walking the street today. I loved being among them, I am so often solitary.
The annual Art Walk was happening. Various shops lend their display windows to local artists to exhibit their work. So, you can just walk up and down Main Street and it's like being at an art show. The art shown here is by Janette Schuster who makes found object art and jewelry. She has also published a book about making jewelry--Mixed-Media Collage Jewelry: New Directions in Memory Jewelry. I've seen her work before and find it amazing. See her website here.
Ella Lesatele works in acrylics creating portraits in front of a decorative background design. I enjoyed watching her paint. I really liked the contrast between the portrait, sometimes in black and white, and the background. See her blog here.
A few other artists were painting and drawing in front of their exhibits. I also stopped in at the Mondadnock Fine Art Gallery. The hit of air conditioning was nice as it was very, very, humid outside.
Then, a yogurt for lunch and back home I scooted.
(artist photos posted with permission of the artists)