Today, my Sweetie and I drove up to Hyde Park Square to see the art show...specifically to meet and see the work of Mary Beth Shaw, a blogger buddy of mine :) After driving around and around and finally finding a spot to park a few blocks away from the booths, we walked there and went right to Mary Beth's booth (she had an excellent spot) and met her! She was just as lovely as I thought she would be from her blogging and comments online...now I definitely have to take one of her workshops!!!
Her work, in person, is even more wonderful. There is such a tactile aspect to it that you don't get unless you are standing in front of it (I didn't touch but I wanted to). She had a large variety of works and I had to have one...I looked through all of them and one just spoke to me so I got it before I left the show and after we walked around to see many painters, photographers, jewelry and wood artists. Quite a variety and all top notch! If you didn't go this year, go next year - it's an annual event and a wonderful way to spend a few hours on a lovely October day.
Driving back home with some Empire apples in a bag (purchased from the Farmer's Market), and an apple muffin (we had already eaten one), the sky was the most gorgeous, brilliant, pure blue; clouds were scattered in small and large groups of slowly walzing shapes, moving ever-so-slowly across the sky in colors of pure white, gray-blue, gray and tinges of rose. Beautiful day...beautiful lady...beautiful art! Who could ask for more?
Oh, you want to see the painting I got from MB? Feast your eyes:
Matted and ready to pop into a nice frame, it's called Simple Gestures and it really wanted me to buy it...so I did!
Jerry took some photos of us...I'll share them later when he downloads them to the computer.
But for now, I hope you are having a very good day (and hope you have a great many sales today, MB).