You may remember this red Ganesh I bought in Brattleboro at Adivasi, the Indian store. A friend on Cape Cod saw it on my blog and bought one on-line. She wanted to visit the store in person so she and another friend drove up the Friday before the hurricane.
I joined them in Brattleboro and we had lunch at Amy's Bakery and visited a few shops. It is so heartwarming to reconnect with old friends. And they kindly asked me about my life and house search. My spirit was refreshed a hundred times ten by our fun afternoon.
On Saturday I went to Keene to an art fair. My long-time friend F. had a booth as she does every year. I also met a couple of new to me artists whose work I really liked. Erika Radich is a print maker. She took some of her prints and made books out of them. I love the prints and this book style which I have never tried.
You fold a rectangular page into fourths, then cut the middle three squares in the center and the accordion fold it, sort of. Anyway I want to try this style of a book from one sheet of paper. Of course these are extra-special because they have the beautiful prints on them.
I also met a collage/acrylic painter from Maine, Katie Wilson. She does landscapes and figurative paintings. I was most taken by the figuratives. On her website she has a tutorial that shows how she melds the collage and the figures.
A woman came in and asked Katie if she would like to be in a gallery as she was a gallery owner. I thought this was so amazing and something many artists would love to happen to them!
I was highly stimulated by the art fair and returned home bursting with ideas. It doesnt take much to stimulate a hermit like me. I am so grateful to have dear friends like K and G who drove all the way (3 hours) to visit. And to live in an area with so many talented artists. I feel re-energized and loved anew.