And so concludes our first Harmony Arts Festival experience. We drove home tired and happy last night, gorged on delivery food by candlelight on the front deck at about midnight, and reflected on what a fun and successful show this was. I met so many interesting people, new and former purchasers, fellow exhibitors and lots of people interested in the printmaking process. It's cool how many people light up when they see a piece of carved linoleum and want to share their experiences in grade school or at art college exploring printmaking. My booth mate for the second weekend was Marilyn Green of Cygnet Jewelry, a former occupational therapist who makes these amazing silver pieces out of repurposed finger splints. I of course had to have one. I also really loved the jewelry of our booth neighbour Emilie of ELK Jewelry from Montreal. She uses a japanese technique called mokume to make beautiful delicately patterned pieces. They'd make great wedding rings if anyone is looking.
Thank you again to those of you who purchased artworks. I really enjoyed talking with you, hearing why you chose the ones you did, and all the encouragement and support you gave me. For those of you who requested pieces from the upcoming series I'll keep you posted as I go.
I've got a start on the following pieces:
The East Van Sign
The Stanley Theatre
There's a few more in the hopper. Stay tuned. In the meantime I'm back to training for my Eastside 10k Run in September, spending time with family and friends, drawing, carving, planning, and looking forward to my next big print run with the new series.