Beautiful day in the neighborhood...
RenCon was a great time - I have new favorite bands on continual loops in my head; new inspiration percolating for wonderful new tile designs; new fans and collectors of my work (Thank you all!) - but the people! The VIPs' were open and accessible. The fellow vendors were interesting, interested, enthusiastic, sharing. The attendees were excited and appreciative. Whew!
I had great neighbors on my hallway, and I thank them for such a wonderful time!Let me introduce you:
Gypsy Nomads: I think I need to listen to Track 3 every morning. No better way to start the day! I dont describe music well - but go listen to things on their website. They are infectious! And they are both visual artists as well, which thrills me, a bonus. These two were my across the hall neighbors providing a soundtrack for the weekend and performing both nights. And I look forward to seeing them live at FaerieCon! (Although I think they will be at Spoutwood Farms May Day Faerie Festival!)
Dancing Hands, FGM: (Fairy Goddess Mother, that is...) Here shown doing Fhairy strands in E's hair. Everyone knows her, everyone loves her, she is a joy to be around. Its that simple! Not only will she be attending Spoutwood - there is a Charles Vess drawing of her for this years advertisement!
Kathryn Elizabeth Noska: Kathryn is a painter, poet, and self described 'stonesayer' and when you see her work you will understand. The stones speak to her, and she to them. Her paintings are exquisitely detailed painted from life, and she captures the characters in the stones themselves, showing them to us on canvas. I did not try to capture the painting's detail on film (Just go take a look for yourself!)... and Kathyrn herself proves an elusive subject! From her booth: Kathryn's amazing hand bound book of her drawing and poems. And her oracle stones. So lovely!
Goblin Bazaar: ..." eclectic array of things from the realm of Fae captured and created by Kimberley Coffman as is inspired by the strange and wonderful world around us." So true! Kim's work is magical. Her fae are original, exquisitely painted one of a kind sculptures. I was enchanted!
Clearly she takes good care of them, since not a one looked unhappy in their traveling containments. And her skills with a woodburning tool - really?
Kim, (onthe right) with Sarah of ToadstoolNtreestump.
Thank you one and all for making the weekend so magical! See you in November!