Friday, September 25, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I enjoyed my experience at the Arts Festival. I made some new artful friends, saw so much talent and creativity, and felt proud of what I had created in glass. I had people ask me about glass classes, and commissions. I handed out hundreds of cards. I heard great music playing all weekend long. On the last night the Oklahoma Philharmonic played which is Oklahoma City's premiere orchestra.
It was a very VERY good experience for me. For the most part - people in general - were so curious as to how I had worked with the glass in the way that I do. Stacking it, layering it, extending it out over the frame or leaving spaces in-between....I think it opened up people's minds a little more...(I hope).
In the future I plan to travel across the states and participate in more festivals. To the west - here I come!!!
Enjoy the photos and video and thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.
Reaching high to get those velcro straps adjusted.
What would I have done without dolly and my great help. You know who you are...God Bless you!
Me chilling out...I drank lots of water those three days....well...and a few diet cokes...and yes - a couple of Red Bulls.
Tent view in the morning.
This young couple made the final purchase. What a prize piece they obtained. Husband and wife have plans for this dynamic piece in their front room. I was excited for them. Little did they know that while we were finishing out the transaction another man was driving his way back to the festival to purchase it. Too late.
This shows a little activity at the festival. It was very humid and hot. It was worth walking around and seeing so much talent and creativity.
Some of the artists that I met were:
- Silver Leaf Gems www.silverleafgems.com
(two sisters who make beautiful jewelry in Edmond, Ok.)
- Manchester House of Oils
Bonnie Manchester - Thanks Bonnie for helping me when I got lost in the tents...!!
- Oklahoma Native Art & Jewlery
1316 South Agnew (across from Cattlemen's Steakhouse)
Oklahoma City, Ok.
Beautiful jewelry. Yalonda - thank you for keeping us all on track in Tent 4.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Come to the Oklahoma City Community College at 74th and South May Avenue in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Click on the top web site to the right column of this window for more specific information.
Now is the time to take a break - pull yourself away from your worries... and do something different. Say "YES" to a new idea that can bring a little peace and joy into your life...come see lots of great art and meet some great artists too.
This is the first time I have participated in this juried arts festival - although I have come to the festival two years before as an observer and was not disappointed. So far - it seems like a very organized event. This weekend a very diverse display of talent and creativity will be available for you to see. Good food - some great music AND SOME GREAT WEATHER!!!!
The hours are:
Saturday - September 5th - 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday - September 6th - 10:00am - 9:00pm
Monday - September 7th - 10:00am - 5:00pm
So for me...that is 29 hours of hanging around, chilling, talking with other artists, fidgeting with my art, reading, talking with people, looking at my art, fidgeting with my art...and the most fun of all "PEOPLE WATCHING"....
So come by and say hello!!! It is great to sell art, but the thing I get the most enjoyment out of is saying hello to old friends and meeting new ones.
Whatever you do - get out and enjoy yourself this weekend....
To all my friends over the PAST ONE HUNDRED YEARS who are celebrating a 100 YEAR REUNION this weekend at my high school Alma mater in Anderson, California - I WILL MISS MEETING YOU AFTER ALL THESE YEARS - GO CUBS!!!
GO ANDERSON UNION HIGH SCHOOL -
Jennifer Lynn Farrar
These angels will be for sale this weekend...the prices range 20-35 dollars. They are all hand made. The wings come from plates I have broken, then I added flat glass that matched the different colors in the plated wings. Each have a wired beaded hanger and come with a little silk bag with a hopeful saying inside.