Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Getting Ready for Hyde Park Street Fair
So I have never even been to this event before but hear it is lots of fun. 2 stages of live music. This is the 30th anniversary of the street fair and it is a fundraiser for my neighborhood, so I am excited. They are expecting huge crowds and there will even be a bike valet, to encourage people to ride their bikes. The set up is Thursday at 6pm. And the fair runs Fri. from 5-10, Sat. from 10-10 and Sun. from 10-6. It will be an intensive weekend and I am sure I will be pretty tired come Sunday evening. I purchased a double spot and am sharing it with Photographer Michael F. and glass artist Lisa T.
Some of my new projects I will be showing this weekend are:
A wooden collaged key holder depicting our beloved town.
A "shrine" to good beer. For years I have collected miniature beer steins, then at the Tour de fat, I got the wrist band that says " I can drink good beer and have the ID to prove it." Then when we were at our friends Ben and Carrie's cabin, Ben was throwing out all the beer caps and I said "wait I want those!" and the piece came together.
We live at the foot of a ski hill. 16 miles straight up is Bogus Basin Ski Resort. I had to do a piece on skiing. Some of these miniatures I even saved from my trip to Europe.
Miriam, a fellow artist in the Gypsy Gallery has been cleaning out her studio and I have graciously accepted some of her castaways, One of them being this old movie canister. I found photos of old movie stars and glued them to the canister and then sealed the whole thing with a 2 part resin. Attached is a kaleidoscope, so I have named it the Kaleidoscope of Stars.