Sunday, August 06, 2006

Powderhorn Greatest Hits

Well folks, the Powderhorn Art Fair keeps getting bigger and bigger every year. It is, by far, my favorite out of the three big ones of this weekend. I love that it wraps around the lake and I love that not everything is super expensive and/or it doesn't all look like craft time at the senior center. I didn't buy a thing, but I wish I would have gotten a little wood block print I saw toward the end. My two favorite vendors were Amy Arnold and Marlys Kunkel. Amy makes hats and dolls sculptures out of recycled sweaters and her work definitely looks folksy to me. I'm not really motivated to start up any projects involving boiling sweaters right now, but come February, I'll be all over it.

Unfortunately, Marlys Kunkel doesn't have a website, but you probably get the gist of what her work is like. The lyrics to Beatles songs wrap around the pottery. I bought several pieces last year, and I love 'em because they're so interactive. I found myself sitting on the floor at home turning one of the vases around and around and singing "Let it Be".

And here's a let's hope it's the Clomid update... Losing my marbles... Earlier in the week, I did an entire load of laundry only to find nothing in the washer. Duh. Today, before I left for the day, I accidentally left the fridge partially open. The thermostat inside the refrigerator said 104 degrees. I'm guessing the milk definitely went bad. Super Duh.


Beth said...

The art fair sounds really interesting! I love the two pieces you show.

On the laundry note.. I asked Em to do a load of laundry today, and found a load of very dirty laundry in the dryer when I went to go fold it. HMMM.... I think she skipped a couple steps =)So... Julie, it's either the Clomid, or you are turning into a pre-teen =)

Have a great week!


Miss Dottie said...

I found your site through sew retro--darling dress by the way.

But I must say that I have completely fell in love with your beautiful vase by Marlys Kunkel. Do you have any information on her or know if she sells in the Bay Area. Such a bummer about her not having a web site.

Any way, enjoy the weekend.

- Miss Dottie!