In between Tansy Dollin' it (embroidering some sweet new faces, choosing new hair color combos) my family and I set out to the annual Belmont Street Fair here in SE Portland.
|It's the Belmont Street Fair!|
I thought I'd give some props to some local artists whose work & booths stood out to me this weekend. Here we go!
Here's a pic of Beth from Green Grin and her sweet handcrafted plushie toys & hand warmers! Seriously, how adorable is her booth? And do you see the lil' sign on the bottom right hand side that says "Made in Cutelandia"?!!
Oh yes, I think Beth and the ladies at Tansy Dolls would get along just fine. To view more of her amazing critters you can go to SpiralandSprout.blogspot.com
Next, I ran into the remarkable talent of Darla and her awesome Recycled Glass Garden Sculptures:
|Darla and her glass sculptures|
Here she is with her daughter (and my daughter Stella too) I wish I had a better pic, but her sculptures are incredibly vibrant and beautiful.
We then had a pitstop at the play area for kiddos, and lo-and-behold we ran into these fun people:
|hmmmm, what do we have here?|
After some more browsing, we came across KatMariee. I remembered her booth from last year because I purchased a beautiful green pendant from her.
|katmariee poses with her beautiful artwork|
Here's a link so you can see a close-up of one of her gorgeous pieces: katmariee.etsy.com She also keeps a nice blog of her adventures-in-painting here.
And last, but certainly not least, we talked with the lovely Rebecca from Handfull. She designs "free-spirited eco-wear for kids" and they are incredibly soft to the touch as well as super cute! Stella is posing next to her favorite - the artist's palette hoodie.
|Stella chooses a fave|
Well, that's it everyone! As you can see, the bike lot emptied out, so that meant it was time to go.
|The "parking lot" at the fair|
We took a nice walk home under the sunset with a whole lot of love for this beautiful city of ours.