What makes you think of Summer? Lemonade, hot-dogs, fire-works, running through the sprinkler? (wow… now that’s a blast from the past!)
One of my most favorite events of the year is, the Utah Arts Festival, held in down town Salt Lake city. This year, a dear friend asked me to join their family for the evening.
Meet Ms. Armani, my hostess for the mostess that night. (Jacque don’t kill me for miss spelling her name 🙂
Something about these polimar clay journalsand kaleidoscope immediately drew me in. The artist (sorry I didn’t get your name) from Artmakesmehappy@etsy.com said, “I especially like creating journals with the focus on rendering the mundane portions of our lives sacred through journaling.”
Then I ventured upon Kathy Ross’ booth, with her sculpture and bronzes. I was particularly taken with these “over alls“
Look at the DETAIL
This gracious artist, Kathy Ross, was so very kind and loved the idea of me spotlighting her works on my blog. *waving at Kathy* when she reads this. “My current obsession is globes and maps and book pages. I like mice, elephants, bubble wrap, doll eyes. I like the secret places, the story behind, the inside of things, the dark side, the underside.” Visit her at krsculptureanddolls.com.
Guitarist by SugarPost
How about a bit of whimsy in your Garden? (check out the monsters carrying out the Gnome) He does have a bit of a twisted flare.
This SugarPost artist is from Salt Lake City, find him HERE His website says: “You’d think Fred Conlon was raised by negligent parents out back of a junk yard with 18 pitbulls and a make-believe friend named Krull. And yet maybe the truth explains more about this college-educated Rocky Mountain high artist than you’d think”
Then there was Sacred Stone Garden Art Their site says, ” The Buddha and Kwan Yin are designed as fragments of monumental scale sculptures. As fragments, they are designed to be placed in a garden as though they fell there hundreds of years ago, or just yesterday.” I think these would be such a fun conversation piece in ANY garden!
When I walked into this booth, the Artist said I looked like a little kid in a candy store! 🙂 I do love scarves (they are my fetish) and I must wear my heart on my sleeve because I certainly did love her work. (above the before and after)
Look at this divine wall of color and YUM!
Stop by and check out Siobhan, HERE Siobhan said, “Each piece goes through 13 steps from start to finish. During each one of those steps, I infuse my work with love and empowerment, insuring many generations of enjoyment.”
The Evening wound down with a very cool group from Africa– their band was good but their drums were amazing. (picture them on the far left of the screen! haha)
My little bit of ART created that night — dontcha love when your camera does funky lil things like this? Now that’s Serendipity!
We were all pretty tired after all the fun. I left refreshed, inspired and with very tired feet! 🙂
This week visit Susan at Southern Dreamer, who always takes time out of her family’s life to make sure we have a great Outdoor celebration party.
Im hooked on Artists and their creativity and of course my Pinks for the week; be sure and check out the parties at both of these lovely ladies sites.
Since January 1st 2010 -- I have been celebrating finding Beauty in our every day lives. Stay in the Day... be in the moment. Don't wait to live your life.
Stop and make a habit to find the Beauty and you will be amazed at how Beautiful your life is. Be thankful and remember:
"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." Dyer