I had a really nice weekend being outside! Saturday we (Carol & her friend, Angie) took off to the Spring Garden show here in Ocala. It's always nice to walk around to see all the flowers, plants and other garden items. Not so nice when you get home and you're plugged up! But it was worth it!! Zyrtec works well!
After the garden show, we ate lunch at Panera's then stopped on the way home at another very small art/craft show on 200. I'm so glad we did!! Look what I bought myself!!! I've been looking for a necklace to wear with lower neckline shirts and this is perfect! Yes, I bought those earrings too!!!
If you're interested in jewelry at all, you have to go to the Serez Design
web site. All their products are made with zinc. I love, love, love my necklace! I wore the earrings yesterday at the art festival in Tioga! I didn't buy anything at the art fair but I did obtain several cards/web sites that you have to check out.
First up, of course, my favorite was Regina Roper
, Handcrafted Beaded Art and Jewelry, who creates beaded necklaces, bracelets, masks, etc., some of which are modern, Victorian and from the Renaissance era. Beautiful work!!!! I couldn't find a web page but do go to her FaceBook page just to see photo's of her outstanding work!!
I chatted with Regina for a few minutes and she is a delightful woman and so very talented! I think her work was under priced for her designs and workmanship. She welcomes commission work and has several of her pieces for sale, so check her out on FB. What I wouldn't give to spend a day with someone like Regina...so much talent!!
Next up was Loretta Youngman
, artist/watercolorist, who had some really interesting mixed media/collage pieces. I know some of my friends back home would definitely be interested her work. What another really nice person as well. Of course, we also chatted for a few minutes and I felt like she was another person I could spend time with.
You have to check out both of her galleries to see her mixed media and watercolor art work. The art piece above doesn't show the texture Loretta created on this piece.
Last, but not least, was custom woodwork from Chris Tatum. I've seen wood turning on TV shows but in person Chris' wood work was amazing...and beautiful!!!
It's hard to appreciate the beauty of his work by the photo above, so head over to his web site and check
out all the wood turning pieces he's created. He also creates wood furniture...locals can visit his studio and purchase from there as well as at shows he's in.
So that was just a peak at some of what I saw this weekend. Just wonderful artists...so much talent out there and I was lucky enough to see and meet some of that talent!!