Friday, March 20, 2009
Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival
It is that time of the year again, the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is here. I love it so much. This year I was smart enough to go on Friday in the early afternoon instead of the weekend. It get so crowded that it becomes arduous, and I wanted to really enjoy it and take my time. (Look no strollers or people walking tiny dogs)
I did make a bee line over to see John Herbon. Last year I remember watching a lady pick up a vase l wanted, I hoped she would put it down but she did not and she went home with my vase so this year I skipped my coffee and went right over to booth 99. What I love the most about his pottery is the green he uses, well and the detail and that it does not look like "Art School" pottery. I inquired about the color this year and it is called cobalt green. Of course it is. It is hard to see the blue in the photos but the glaze has an undertone of the most wonderful blue and I don't like blue so that says a lot.
Two of my other favorites were missing this year, Larry Stepheson a painter, and a photographer who's name escapes me at the moment..... I wish they would come back. I also wish they would get rid of the photoshop photography, good grief, enough already and also while I am critiquing them how about getting rid of the photographers who frame their vacation photos and call it art, as well as all the mask photos from Venice and the same photos that everyone takes when they go to Paris. Please! Snapshots are not art! Oh and the painted bags & purses. Not Art People!
They block off Park ave. so the restaurants get to expand their outdoor seating. Wish Heidi was not afraid to fly we could have made a day of it with lunch and people watching..... It is a great place to people watch, a really great place.
Heidi this photo is for you. The hat guy was there and the hats were even more fabulous than the past years!
I will take photos in the next few days and show you my new vase and pitcher. Have a great weekend.