yesterday my friend shane and i went to the loring park art festival. while there were two other wonderful art fairs going on in minneapolis as well, i was too exhausted from work and the never-ending cold from hell to attempt all three of them. while i missed seeing gena ollendieck (one of my favorite artists) at the uptown art fair, loring park was perfect: the number of artists wasn’t overwhelming, and the crowds weren’t thick. i lived on the edge of the park when i was in college, and it was nice to be back in the neighborhood.
here’s what i brought home:
i love this face, and it was only $20. made by minneapolis artist rabi sanfo of yarbi design.
i am fascinated by weavers. their patience astounds me: i’d love to try it but i’m not sure i could wait so long to finish a piece. i bought this hand woven napkin/hand towel from karen monson-thompson, of the summer/winter studio based in superior, wisconsin. if i could afford to have all of my kitchen & dining room linens made by her, i would call her immediately. (that’s a tomato from my garden, plucked from the vine before it splits, to ripen on the window sill.)
block printed cards, of bridges around the city, by minneapolis artist richard stephens. if i can’t find the time to make my own cards, i prefer to send ones made by local artists. a few of you may receive one of these in the mail!