Friday, July 4, 2014

Giveaway Winner and Mountain State Art and Craft Fair 2014

Happy 4th of July!
My son just drew the name
out of my giveaway drawing bowl!!
I'll be contacting the winner tonight.
Thank you for all that participated!

My family and I spent the day
in Ripley, West Virginia

The weather was a beautiful 79 degrees all day.

I love visiting the different vendors. 
 These baskets
each have a wood base that features
 a hand drawn famous scene from the Mountain State.

Look at these pretties from
She makes gorgeous, vintage-style jewelry.

You might also find a bit of whimsy for your yard.

This is Tammy Keller May with her loom.
Her beautiful rugs are all made from recycled textiles.
I usually see her in November at the
Thanks, Tammy, for letting me include your picture.

I usually find a special treasure at the Fair.
This year, I had this silhouette artist
create a silhouette of each of my kids.
He made each silhouette in about two minutes
with his large scissors.
He didn't use the shadow technique.
He just studied their profile and cut.

I love the way he captured my daughter's
glasses and braid.

This year, the Fair included a Civil War Encampment.

This young man is getting a cannon tutorial
from a wise veteran.

Who knew?  Civil War Doxies.
It was a good thing that they weren't for sale!!
I told the owner that my family had two.  She told me
she had two more sleeping in the encampment tent.

Your $6.00 ticket also gives you access to free workshops.
I tried this paper marbling technique.

How did I do?
An enjoyable day of great guitar playing, art & craft vendors,
workshops, and of course . . . .

Here's my best friend and other half. 
We're eating
West Virginia hotdogs (chili and coleslaw). 
I've visited over twenty states. 
WV's the only place I've ever been that eats
hotdogs this way.
How do you eat your hotdog?

1 comment:

  1. Amy, I have been to that festival, but it was quite a few years ago. My in-laws lived in Ripley, WV quite a few years.

    Great photos, your marbling looks great. I remember buying some wonderful apple butter and bees wax candles.

    Thanks for bringing back some fun memories to me by your share, and happy 4th!