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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Art in the Park

My oldest son Sean and I went to an Art in the Park event today. It was on the grounds where Fort Defiance once stood during the revolutionary war. Today, this is the grounds of the library and I think it is considered a park too. Its at the confluence of the Maumee and Auglaize rivers.

The Maumee is shown above, and the Auglaize is shown below. I live about a mile downstream on the Auglaize.
There were a lot of vendor tents! Let's see what they have for sale. Click on any pic to see it bigger.

The artist below makes fanciful statues out of junk metal and odd bits and pieces. I would call this whimsical art. I think the second picture of the bird made out of a bedpan is hilarious.

Here someone made paintings on the back of old windows. Very colorful.
And the rocks and benches below were very cool. I wish I had money to buy several. You could put candles or small potted plants in the carved out hollows in the sandstone rocks. I thought the benches would look great in my yard so that I could gaze out over the river. Maybe next year.

Here is another view of the festival.
Some very cool pottery in the booth below. I almost bought this adorable pottery bowl for monkey bread, but it was too small for my household! I hope its not considered mean for me to post this pic with people's butts, but dang it, they saw I had a camera and still walked in front of me!

You can get a glimpse of the old library in the background.

They had a band perform called Siberian Solstice. They did cover songs from Trans-Siberian Orchestra and they were pretty good. I have actually seen Trans-Siberian Orchestra and if you ever get the chance to go, you should definitely do it because they give the best show EVER! This cover band was still pretty enjoyable and they were free, lol. My son enjoyed this a lot. The sunshine in this pic is deceiving. Within a half hour it was pouring, then it cleared right up and the sun came out again!

I put money down for a raffle on this beautiful quilt. Even if I don't win, the money goes to something really good...the Susan Komen Foundation for breast cancer research and help for women with breast cancer.
I loved this booth below. I had remembered this from last year and was determined to get one of these adorable bird feeders.
Here is a close up. They were only $8 a piece. My son teased me about my cup-on-a-stick and said I could make one cheaper. I told him that by the time I bought the cup, even on sale, and the glue gun and the glue, and the tools to put the rod that stands it in the ground, plus the rod, plus the post, that I would be well out more than just the $8 I spent, lol.

Here is a pic of Sean. He is happy because we are in the food tent and he has just had two hot dogs fresh off the grill. He is also happy because they were selling their unopened packages of Dinner Bell hot dogs for only $1.25 and I bought some and he can roast them over the fire pit this week.
And here he is, happy because we are leaving. Hurry up, Mom!
The town had a flood this past January. Hard to believe now, the the river was up to the top of that railing and they had to sandbag around the library. Still, over 80 homes and businesses in the area had flood damage.

And here I am, next to the river, smiling because I had fun and I got my cup-on-a-stick bird feeder.
Here I am goofing off because my son told me to pretend I was drinking out of the cup. People were watching and I looked silly so I told him to hurry up.

This is a close up of the cup. They even included a little teaspoon. Too cute!

I like the way it looks in my garden on the back of the house. Love the chippy paint on the post. So shabby chic!
Wow, I need to weed and clean up that flowerbed.

I also found some pretty jewelry at the art fair for $33 for the whole set. I wear lots of browns and these will work with several outfits. Plus you can use the stone on either necklace and even intertwine them if you like. I limited myself to spening $40 and I almost did that...well if you don't count the four raffles I entered and the food tent, lol. Oh well, it was all for very good causes. Oh, and I got invited to join the Historic Homes club, even though I don't have an old house. Sounds like fun, but they have meetings on the one night a week that I work really late.

Well I had a fun day, and I am not missing my youngest boy too much yet. He has been calling daily. He's having a good time and enjoying his visit so far.

I'm off to enjoy what sunshine is left for the day!


Justine said...

Ah, looks like a fun day. My only question is, what kind of bribe did you have to give Sean to get him to go to a craft fair with you? LOL! I LOVE the cup on a stick. That is just too adorable, and the jewelry you got is so pretty. I hope you win the quilt because boy is it beautiful!

Justine :o )

Anonymous said...

Hi Kady,
It is funny to read another's blog and hear them mention the Maumee. We live right by the Maumee River. Looks like it was a fun time and your son is a real trooper to go with you.


Victoria Lynn said...

Looks like you had a fun day with your's great to make memories! I love your daughter's wedding dress and all the beading! Beautiful! Have a great week and Happy 4th! Blessings, Victoria Lynn

linda said...

Looks like you had a great day with your son Sean...he's such a trooper. My 23 year old would have gone too, especially since there was food involved!

Take care and have a great week!

Bridget said...

Hi Kady, I've just come from Raxx (Fighting Fabulous Forty) here to read your blog! I really liked the "I'm happy to be leaving pic." It sounds like you and Sean had a great day.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Kady!
What a wonderful day with your son! That's something my youngest son would do with me. He is an artist like your son and reminds me of your son a lot! Great cup on a stick! I agree, sometimes it'd cost more to make.
I'm catching up with blogs and you have been BUSY! Congrats on your daughter's upcoming wedding. I think her gown is gorgeous!! Looks fabulous on her! She is beautiful, just like you, and looks sooo happy!
I have a nephew that lives in the Defiance area! He has a career in educational music and plays for the Toledo Symphony when they need a sub. He loves the Defiance area and is raising a large family there.
Thanks for all your kind words and your encouragement Kady!
Hugs, Sherry

Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

Thanks Bonnie for visiting my blog! Don't you just love LeAnn!I'm thrilled that you added me to your bloglines and I will add you to mine as weel. Look forward to bloging with you.

Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

So sorry, I called you Bonnie instead of Kady! Duh!

Picket said...

Hey Girl!!! Looks like you had a great time! I laughed out loud when I saw the bird made from that bed pan!!! lol I would have bought me one of those pretty cup on a stick things if I had been there..I loved that!!! Thanks for coming by sweetie..hope you are having a great day and not missing your little one too much...take care!

artis1111 said...

Hi , just stoped in and saw the cup on a stick. I have to have me one.I am going to look for a cup and saucer at the thrift store. Kathy

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Hi Kady,

Looks like you had a fun day with your son! You are so lucky! Bonnie lane looks very picturesque I can tell you love it there! Like Kathy (Artist) i plan to make my cup on a stick bird feeder too!! LOL!!

p.s. More wedding info!!


Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I used to make bird feeders like that and sell them at the flea market for $12. Mine had copper poles and then the price of copper went sky high and it was too expensive to make them. I like those and that is such a great price! Those would be about $20 least!!!

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Ah, and what a great mother/son day too! This park looks so nice. I like the teacup stick thingies! The one you chose is really pretty. One lump or two? You could really club somone on the head with that thing, lol!
Nice baubles as well. Now you have to show us a pic of you wearing them!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

This looks like a wonderful way to spent the day!! It looks like you had a great time!!

Donna Lynn said...

I love your teacup on the post! And I agree with you about the price, $8 bucks is a wonderful price, and there is no way to make those for less!
It looks darling in your garden!
I went back and read your posts, wow, the dress she picked is just perfect for her figure! You must be getting so excited about the wedding, my sons is coming up Sept. 9th and I can't wait, it is amazing to me that I have a child old enough to get you feel the same??

Take care and hope your week is off to a great start, I am with you on your baby boy being gone, I would miss my 16 yr. old so much if he left for that long, glad he is having fun though...

BittersweetPunkin said...

I make those bird feeders! I included one in my last giveaway!!I use copper pipe though which turns a nice green color when it weathers...I actually have 2 leftover still.

LOVE the sculpture with the bed pan..I would've bought that for my Mom as she is a retired Nurse!! LOL!!
Have a great day!

Wendy said...

Looks like you had a great day with your son and I love your teacup bird feeder, how adorable!! Hope your having a great week!!~Wendy