Friday, September 19, 2008

Inspirational Day

Ever have one of those days that leave you so inspired that you kind of float for a day or two afterwords? I had one last weekend when I attended the Tinsel and Treasures folk art show in Danville. It was an intimate gathering of some very talented artists, each offering their own unique treasures. The photo above is from the amazing Donna O'Brien. I've blogged about her before, and have no doubt that I will blog about her again. Fortunately for my wallet (but unfortunately for my heart) Donna had practically sold out when we arrived. I did manage to snag this beautiful crown, however, and it makes me smile every time I look at it. Thank you Donna.

Another featured artist is my friend Ulla Milbrath. She's another one that continues to pop up on my blog and for good reason! Just when I think Ulla has outdone herself she does it again. And again. And again. Ulla my dear, you are scary good!

And then there's Connie Govea Stuart. Such an amazing talent and NO BLOG OR WEBSITE! You're killing me Connie. She teaches workshops, is connected to Somerset Life and Studio, has been published 45 times and did I say this already, NO BLOG OR WEBSITE! I don't mean to be selfish but come on....! Love her stuff.

My friend Sara told me about this store months ago and it defies description. The name of the store is Gardenseed and if you ever find yourself in downtown Danville, it is well worth the visit. Upon entering, the first thing that came to mind (after OMG! x@#*!) was Willy Wonka. It's one of my all time favorite movies so I mean that in the best possible way. My eyes didn't know where to look first. In every conceivable direction there was color and texture and merchandising marvels! It's one of those places that seeps into your pores and fills you up completely. Thank you Gardenseed for the magical experience. You have a fan for life!

And last but not least there is this little number I spotted driving around town. Need I say more?

May your week be just as magical as mine has been! XOXXO


donnaobrien said...

I was JUST looking at my bottle I bought from you and thought to come take a look. I guess we're in that mutual society club!!

DivaDeb said...

Such inspiration!
Which is what I find here on your blog, Molly - and I've given you an award! Visit my blog to see:

Kasey said...

oh, i love the pink bug!
fun, fun, fun!!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Ohhh I SO wish I could have been at that show ooohing and aaahing with you! what a super sweet crown you bought...thanks for sharing some of your fave artists. xoxo Heather

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Great images!

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