|Matt on the first day of the January Art Festival! This was before we figured out how many pieces to display outside.
February's Art Festival was even better because we had a lot of family come in! My parents drove down and attended with my aunt and uncle, and my sister drove up to stay with us Friday and spent all day Saturday with us. Matt's mom drove down with a friend, too, so we had lots of good support.
|He's actually a really good teacher and Steph has some natural talent - her bowl turned out nicely!
My birthday is today, so mom and dad brought my gift when they came on Saturday. How pretty is this necklace?!
|I took the photos and created the collage in the background; I was surprised by how many people really took the time to look at it and learn about the process of trimming this particular type of bowl.
Another perk of being a permanent artist on location is that Matt can continue to work while the studio is open. This means I do a lot of the talking/selling while he works, but when he works on the wheel he certainly draws crowds, and there's the added benefit that he's not losing any working time while the show is going on.
|Matt is barely visible through these little crowds of interested spectators.
|Matt literally pulled two all-nighters the week leading up to the festival just to finish, fire, glaze, and fire again one final batch of work.
Etsy shop to show all his new pieces, including some unique necklace pendants I tried on throughout the weekend.
Actually, that's helped me feel a little more confident in my writing; I've always been nervous to share with people, but now I realize that tastes differ and you can't force someone to like something that's just not them.
Does your city support the arts?
Do you like to collect any kind of art?
PS: It's my birthday today! I have no idea how I'm celebrating haha! But, it's also my mom's birthday, so feel free to wish her a happy birthday in the comments!