What a fun weekend!!!
The weather was spectacular, the artists were all happy and full of life and the shoppers/guests were talkative. The music Sunday night on the village green was funky blues which made people even cheerier. I was dead exhausted from an early call Sunday morning but it didn’t matter! It was so stunningly beautiful outside. I did okay in sales…sold four pieces, that’s pretty good but more than that I had a lot of encouragement and favorable attention from the other artists! That was like pure gold – peer acceptance and approval – wow!!
Silly Ida, my dress form stood guard and acted as an ice breaker. I made blue and gold ribbons with rusty bottlecaps in the center. They are the ribbons meant for those of us who never get a ribbon…like me!
I was walking the dog the other day and there were a bunch of people walking around the woods collecting garbage. I saw some rusted piece and asked if I could have it and that I would pick it up on the way back from my walk. The guy was a little confused but went along with it.
When I returned he started to open a plastic bag. I guess he found one along the creek and was going to put my rust in it. I had picked up some plastic bottles and offered to trade my plastic for his rust. Happily he opened on of the massive garbage bags but then he pulled out half of a rusted tail piped and few other rusted bits and tried to sell me on each piece. It was a fun exchange as if we were in a garbage market. I accepted the tailpipe and other pieces and walk merrily down the road.
I wish I had a picture though of me in my tattered jeans lugging a bag full of rust. I looked and felt a bag lady and perhaps I am.
Here is the tailpipe planted in the garden and another bit of rust that happens to be on a chicken.