Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts T Shirts

Each year the Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts invites their members to submit designs for the annual festival t shirt. This year's submission by Cappi Phillips, a mixed media mosaic artist, is actually a collaborative effort.
In keeping with current recycling trends, the winner is actually an "upcycled" version of a shirt originally designed in the 80's by local clay artist, Nell Devitt. With the help of graphic designer, Michael Redman, the 2010 Fourth Street shirt comes to life with festive colors and an updated look.
Shirts are available now at Bloomingfoods,The Venue and By Hand Gallery for $15.
Patrons can also purchase shirts at the Fourth Street Festival information booth located at Dunn and Fourth during the show September 4-5.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Life as we used to know it

A great week is wrapping up, and it has been a blast from the past. I had an opportunity to see a friend's new home in Terre Haute, Indiana. It is a mid century ranch in pristine condition with most of the wonderful 50's features still in the home. As we travelled the back roads, through lush corn fields, past barns and buildings from another era, we discovered the Glory Days Restaurant in Clay City, Indiana, the "Mayberry of the Midwest". Hey, that's their slogan, not mine. Clay City has a population of a little over a thousand, a great pottery that has been in business for 125 years, and Glory Days, a diner with some great food and even better Hoosier hospitality!
Speaking of hospitality, here's a pic of the the great guy who actually pumped our gas, cleaned the windshield and even offered to check the oil, all with a big smile and some Hoosier humor thrown in! Now that's a blast from the past!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff

We're not bluffing! We are returning to one of our favorite shows in one of the nicest settings.
Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff
located in St. Joe, Michigan has everything an art lover would want. As they say: "We are once again excited to have the top 216 artists line the bluff and have art lovers intrigued and delighted to see amazing art. The venue, atop the bluff of Silver Beach, provides one of the most spectacular views of Lake Michigan coupled with the high quality of artists, truly earns the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff its status as one of the top 100 art fairs in the nation."
Join us this weekend, July 9 and 10 in booth #182 (center of the show).
Along with "Diva Dolly", our baaaad A sheep (who looks as good coming or going) we have completed some great mosaic wall pieces, patio tables and goofy garden art.