Monday, July 20, 2009

Artsy Fartsy

I've been to a few art festivals in my time, but I was blown away by the one here this weekend. I have a sneaking suspicion it was because I was strolling around with my personal favorite artist:

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We walked for hours and I swear I didn't see anything that even looked close to anything we'd seen before. It was incredible, I was in constant awe of the caliber of talent and creativity. And I love that those crazy talented people are just chilling in the tent, chatting with people. They seem so accessible--I just wanted to say "You! You did this! Can I look at your hands?" That would be weird, though. And I wouldn't want to embarrass Melody while I was trying to pretend I fit in there :)

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We were lucky our kids did so well. There was this particular moment--super loud and high-pitched. I was laughing too hard to stop them even though I'm sure some people didn't appreciate it. But, come on! How bad do you want to join this party?!? {and slip on Joren's boots?}

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Mel snapped the picture below while we were waiting for the fellas to go get our cars. We had a good chat; she's had a bit of a rough week, but she is one of those rare finds of a friend that has such a beautiful aura around her that you too easily forget the trials she's facing because she's always sending out the good vibes. She asked me if I found anything today that I wanted to try. What? Was that what we were here for? I wouldn't even know where to start, but I'm sure her mind was chugging away, figuring out how to recreate what we had seen in her own way.

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10 comments:

Melissa said...

I love art festivals. I was even more excited to read the word "fartsy" today. Miss you guys!

Danette said...

I went to that art festival last year, it was amazing. My only complaint was that I didn't have an endless amount of money to buy everything I wanted!
Are you liking the new area? You have so many great spots around you. You are also lucky to have friends who can make and mimic anything and everything. You are all just so talented.
I love that last picture! Lookin' good.

Amy Anson said...

OOh I want to go! Miss you!I gave THE cookie recipe out to another appreciative eater.

Melody said...

Oh you flatter me WAY too much! The greatest thing about this post is that you still consider me an artist. I have not believed that about myself for so many months that I feel very encouraged by your faith in me. I feel the creative surges coming back.. party thanks to this awesome weekend. Thank you so much for being up for a whole day of art appreciating. I loved it! AND I LOVE the photos of the kids, (and of me.. which is rare. ) Thanks!
You are such a great friend!

Christin said...

I love art festivals! I haven't been to one forever. I am glad you had such a great day!

Melissa said...

I think you are pretty talented yourself, with your camera.
About the coupon thing... I can email you some good tips!

Aubrey said...

Oh Ashley, always commenting on the "amazingness" of others, when infact you are amazing!

Jeanine said...

Your friend Melody looks quite a bit like my cousin...I had to do a double take. :) Those pictures of the kids are great, it looks like they were having the time of their lives!

cacrowell said...

How fun. Those pictures make me want to just sit on some steps, laugh, and have a good time.

Erin said...

Oh! I totally want to go to this festival with you next year! What was it's name? I really want to go too!