My friend Greg Cheeseborough (the Potters Field)
Our homeschool coop's Stone Soup mosaic, on display
We so rarely leave the house.
Especially all four of us. Together.
At the same time.
And for an art festival? Well. That's pretty much unheard of.
Come to think of it, it's completely unheard of.
But we pulled it off on Sunday on a whim, after seeding the pasture, spreading straw, and building a goat shed for our newest friends.
I konw. We're wild over here.
But what a treasure it was awaiting us there, just a few miles from home.
Including so many friends and neighbors, sharing a view into their soul through the work of their hands.
Including the mosaic the kids made last year, displayed alongside children's art from nearby schools.
Including hot organic apple cider, world-class local coffee, and live bluegrass.
The Driftless Art Festival was just one more bundle of reminders of just how this place amazes me.
And as for the art, well, the photos above speak for themselves.
What struck me most was how these inspiring people created beauty – magical, inspiring beauty that speaks their own story – out of simple, discarded, or ordinary things.
Now there is a lesson to carry with us.
As we go forth to create beauty from the simple materials of this day.
7 thoughts on “Driftless art.”
This looks like a fantastic way to spend an afternoon!
Wonderful photos! I took my five-year-old on a special one-on-one outing to a local art festival this summer and we had so much fun looking and listening and talking about everything. Such a perfect way to spend a day.
Wow, you made my booth look so dreamy and magical! Your photos are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Because it is dreamy and magical! I was drawn across the grass and inside, not even seeing it was yours. Thanks for the lovely art. It’s making our home more dreamy and magical as well.
Wow, your photos are stunning! Almost feel like I was there 🙂
And PS, I’ve made a number of batches of siracha since your post and we’re totally addicted!! Thanks!
Such color and creativity…
Especially love the Gingko Scarf – and your clever stone soup mosaic!
Looks like it was a wonderful day. I love watching Larry Dalton play bass. It makes me giddy.