Sunday, June 8, 2008

CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS MARKET




What a glorious day in Santa Monica! The sun was shining and a lovely seabreeze made the temperature just perfect for a craft show. This show is so wonderful, with amazing artists and craftspeople. A number of friends had booths in the show and so it was really fun seeing them. There were jewelers whose work was so incredible it would bring tears to your eyes, astounding stained glass pieces, sculptures of wood and other materials, leather bags to die for and divine clothing designers. This show never fails to fulfill all the fantasies of what a craft show should be! Superb! We brought my darling mother-in-law with us and she ended up purchasing a lovely handwoven jacket in a muted lavender color with lots of texture and looked so pretty in the color. Another nice thing about this show is that there are places to sit here and there so it gives visitors a place to rest and then check out more.

I am posting a few photos but since I couldn't take pics inside the show, I snapped a few outside from the parking lot. These will give you a small idea of the wonders and delights that were hidden inside. These metal sculptures always delight me as they are so whimsical and fun. Mom and I fell in love with the lady with the hair made of mixer beaters. I also took a photo of a glass booth outside. They were still setting up but the sunlight hit the glass and it was beautiful. If you ever get a chance to attend this show, do it, it is worth the trip!

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