Sunday, November 2, 2008

"Spent the day..."

...sketchbook in hand...
at the 38th Annual Festival of the Arts
in Litchfield Park, Arizona.

The arts were definitely alive and well!
There were artisans galore...
wall to wall people milling about enjoying the day...
live musical performances...
wine tasting...
an indoor antique and book sale...
and food, food, and more food!
We found several artistic pieces for Christmas gifts
and
had the most delicious award winning barbeque sandwich
from "Sally's BBQ"
topped off with a paper cone
full of fresh, hot, honey roasted pecans.
MMM...mmm!

Saturday was simply a satisfying delightful day.

"The arts
are an even better barometer
of what is happening in our world
than the stock market or the debates in congress."
~Hendrik Willem Van Loon

10 comments:

Lisa Reed said...

I really need to go way back and read what brand of watercolor paint you use. Or, are the vivid colors just you doing your magic? I have got to use more paint, that's it--using more of whatever you use! You adobe is delicious!
Lisa

linda said...

this is wonderful and so full of the spirit of a festival!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your sketch makes the feastival look as colorful and appealing as your narrative.

Arty Em said...

you are so so right about the arts being the best barometer - let the naysayers focus on their doom and gloom - I Chooose Joy! and thank you so very much for all your lovely comments on my journal - it helps so much to know someone reads and feels uplifted! happy Art! xxoo

peachtreeart said...

You've made it so interesting, I wish I'd been there! Great colors!

Anita Davies said...

Honey roasted pecans...OMG! I am green with envy.
You made such a beautiful spread Margaret.
Thank you so much for your email this morning, it went exceptionally well with my morning cuppa. ;)

Teri C said...

Looks like a fun fun day!!! full of color by the looks of this.

MuseSwings said...

Mmmm - Honey roasted pecans and art! Who could ask for more?

freebird said...

First I enjoyed the mass of color, then the adobe buildings followed by the palms. For dessert I enjoyed your pecans! Luscious.

E-J said...

Don't know what is more mouthwatering - your colourful sketches or the idea of a barbecue sandwich!! Lucky you to have fitted both of those things into your day. :)