What a GLORIOUS day it is today (they are all pretty glorious, some just more than others).  I celebrate Earth day everyday but, some only do that today.  Wasn’t it a fabulous weekend?  I hope you got outside and enjoyed the radiant sunshine and luscious greenery.  I had the most wonderful weekend in Crofton, KY at the Brushy Fork Creek Studio and Gallery owned and operated by Paul and Patricia Ferrell.  They have a website if you want to visit.  Every spring around Earth day they have a Festival.  There is food and artisans of different media.  I have written about this before.  I was honored to be one of the artisans this year.  _DSC0089 copy _DSC0090 copy _DSC0091 copy _DSC0094 copy _DSC0098 copy _DSC0105 copy _DSC0106 copy _DSC0109 copy _DSC0111 copy _DSC0104 copy _DSC0112 copy _DSC0113 copy _DSC0115 copy _DSC0116 copy _DSC0119 copy _DSC0120 copy _DSC0121 copy _DSC0114 copy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Their studio and gallery are at their farm.  The entrance to the gallery is like an arboretum with beautiful plants and sculptors.  The artisans set up their booths along the drive going down to the gallery.  I had my pens, pencils, seam rippers and letter openers in the booth with my friend, Patricia,  that does extraordinary gourd art.  She had new items this time that were a huge hit.  They were “thunder gourds”.  They were beautifully decorated and when you shook them they sounded like thunder.  She also had bird houses and feeders.  There was a booth that had the most clever things made from sticks, stones and moss.  Her daughter did hand painted signs.  There was a metal worker that was making really neat things with iron and his wife had all kinds of yarns   They also had this baby goat pictured here.  She was only three weeks old and everyone wanted to buy her.  All the kids held her and a lot of the adults too.  Mrs Ferrell teaches ceramics and her students had a booth with some of their work and they also did demonstrations.  There was a man who has a vineyard in Hopkinsville  selling his fantastic wines.  There was a guy with a big cooker that sold pulled pork sandwiches, bar-b-que ribs and chicken.   The weather couldn’t have been better and the crowds were  looking for things to buy.  I met some wonderful people and made some new friends.  It was one of those perfect weekends.  Today I will continue to celebrate the earth by watching, listening, feeling and smelling.  It is GREAT to be alive.  Leaving you today with this thought:  To accomplish great things, we must not only act but dream, not only plan but also believe.  Anatole France   Enjoy this God given day and Celebrate.  Melanie

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