Same little girl at around 8 and 17 and her wedding photos are in the box as well.Wolfe family which turned into the Morrow family.
Father Morrow on the left and son on the right.
Overturf and a snapshot of them with the Morrows.
|So the fun fact about my new camera is that if I hold it sideways to take a long picture the picture comes out sideways when I upload it to my blog. I'm not the first person to complain about it and I do know how to fix it but editing a picture twice isn't the best way to spend my time. I just have to remember to keep the camera horizontal at all times and I can avoid this problem. Anyhoo I'm taking part in Traci Bunkers 30 Days of Get Your Art On, a little late but I'm zooming along in my journal. If I spend all day working in my journal I could finish a whole page but alas that isn't possible or fun so I'll stick to my lazy squeeze it in schedule. I'll post the finished pages at the end of the week. I originally snapped this photo to remember the layout once I closed the book. Picture or not it changes throughout the process.|
|Saturday drove up to Los Angles to attend the Renegade Craft Fair. This is the 3rd time it has been held in Los Angels but they take place in several different locations. It was a very sunny afternoon but we had a great time walking around and drinking everything in. I enjoyed talking to owners of the blog and online shops that I have only seen online. I have a big list of things I want to order and pleasantly surprised by the level of craftsmanship present. Unfortunately I had just eaten lunch so I wasn't able to visit any of the famous LA food trucks. http://www.renegadecraft.com/los-angeles|
|The fair was close to China town at a state park adjacent to a light industrial part of town. We ended up parking in the farthest point form the fair and were pleasantly a surprised by the number of things to take pictures of walking to the fair. This one is close to public transportation and plenty of free parking. The car above was some sort of garden project but it wasn't clearly labeled so I may do a bit of research to find out more about it. The giant planter box on the left is repurposed and across the street housed a nice open space with 20 or so boxes filled with flowers and edible plants.|
|I bought several lovely small pieces of felt from this vendor and I have no idea what I am going to make with them but I have a few ideas floating around all ready.|
|So many buttons so little time.|
|This is quite small (about a foot wide)but has so much detail packed into this bowl.|
|I could have moved right into this plant display for the summer. The plant display at the fair is just as good as the home and garden show for tips and ideas. I enjoyed talking to the woman who made the butterfly garden display. She told us how each plant attracts a different butterfly. Which was something I had not thought of before since I thought they were more like bees and were attracted to color.|
|The theme of the fair had to do with car races so this explains the appearance of Herbie the Love Bug .|
|I try to cram all my errands in a certain neighborhood into one full day and these things can get a little bit hectic but most of the items on my to do list are fun so no complaints. I found this amazing yard with giant sunflowers and only a few bees to watch out for as I snapped my pictures .I have only been stung twice in my life and they were 20 years apart and I would like to keep it that way.|
|Dinner with friends and I was very happy to receive a small piece of brown paper in the mail with a package and promptly turned it around and used it to wrap the flowers. The brown ribbon came off a giant box of candy that I ate long ago and I painted lovely with liquid acrylics on the paper.|
|I read this book in a day and a half and it was a great way to kick off the summer reading season. I gave myself the goal of reading 10 books by September 1st. I'm reading book 3 and 4 this week and enjoying every minute. I'm sure Summer reading is left over from being a kid but I tend to kick up my fiction reading during the summer and go back to the craft and design books during the rest of the year. I tend to take vacations in February or April so Summer vacation has become a thing of the past.|
|This week I am in love with green and gold.|
|The local art store got a face lift. I pass it every week on the way to the library for the 25 cent magazine sale. This art store (Visual Supply) is a small space but the prices are good and the owner features the work of local artists on the inside.|