Sunday, May 20, 2012

Art a Whirl

Too many times this spring, I find myself referring to events as "you know, that thing we meant to do last year but didn't.  I can't remember why."

I'm trying to remedy that by actually getting activities on the calendar and then sticking to them, weather, naps, or traffic be damned.

Yesterday we hit art-a-whirl, the open studios weekend in northeast.  We chose the Casket Arts building--smaller than Northrup King, larger than California, and, not coincidentally, right next to Find Furnish, a favorite mid century furniture shop.

It was just the right size: four floors of studios for artists working in paint, print making, tile, furniture making, mixed media, and more.  There was just enough to keep the girls going: snacks in almost every room and the occasional hands-on activity.

Clio got to run a card through a letterpress

Both girls made their own little hand held mirrors

(And got lovely new necklaces like the one Eleri is wearing here--thanks Nonny!)

We also saw art that got us inspired for our own projects

And art we might actually purchase and bring into our house.  Like a giant jellyfish (not pictured).

I love showing them something of the artist's life, and the idea of buying art from an event they attended.  And it was great to see the outpouring of support for this event--so many people from all walks of life!

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