Another successful @allentownartfestival this weekend. Honored to win 2nd place for Served in Style. So grateful for all of the people who stopped by to say hello.
So nice to connect with Marinette @inspired.buffalo and have the pleasure of getting to tour her print shop and meet her family. I just love her story of how she came back to her roots and took over her Mom’s candy store, transforming it into her own creative space. You can see her personal touches on everything. I was so inspired by her work and her story.
Excited to collaborate and bring some of her work to @frisellafineart.
Somehow in my many activities this weekend, I got to squeeze in a short visit to @allentownartfestival. It was so short, in fact, that I missed many of my regular stops but thankfully did not miss seeing @robinfrisella of New Hampshire whose pastels always take my breath away...Have you seen her work in person? If so, then you know what I’m talking about! .
In this age of digital everything, it’s easy to assume something is a photo or even possibly retouched into looking like perfection but when the original artwork is staring at you in the face and you have to tell yourself it’s not a photo, well, you’ve got my undivided attention at that point. Not to mention, the subject matter of her pastels are just so beautiful—check out her Instagram page, you’ll thank me! .
This year, Robin won 2nd Place for this gorgeous piece during the awards ceremony. Needless to say, I try each year to stop in to her booth and was so glad I fit it in. This piece is truly a stunner! .
Some artists I find difficult to talk to but Robin is warm and inviting. I’m not sure how she can be so humble with the works she creates but she is wonderful to talk to. The highlight of my day, yesterday, was when she stopped in to our printshop and met us all! 😲 My not-so-chatty printer/husband was showing Robin’s husband, Fred, our printing process while us ladies were talking. I was able to explain what we do while showing her samples to feel and touch such as the @gardenwalkbuffalo items. What an awesome way to start off the week! It truly was a treasure to have her here
Looking forward to a beautiful weekend in Buffalo, NY exhibiting at the Allentown Fine Art Festival. I’m in booth 98.
So excited to meet up with some of our good friends too.
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My interview with the Artists of New England Podcast is up. Click the link in my bio to listen.
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