Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sharpie's new fabric markers at "Art in the Park"

I love being on the Sharpie Squad and using all things Sharpie!

Sharpie has just released a great new fabric marker that has a brush tip and is perfect for creating original works of art on most fabric surfaces.
  I decided that the perfect venue to help introduce this new marker would be at the "Art in the Park" event at Congress Park in downtown Saratoga Springs.
I set up a table next to our own tile booth and had free t-shirts and packs of the new markers to give away to kids who wanted to create an original t-shirt design.

Miriam, another artist who was exhibiting at the show, was the first Sharpie artist of the day!

A very enthusiastic young artist creates a fireworks and shooting star design.

Sharpie made this young lady smile!

3 t-shirts, 3 happy young artists!

Inspired by the Carousel!
Scenes from Saratoga Springs
Not just a talented artist, but a very talented step dancer, too!

It was a beautiful day with a lot of very happy  Sharpie lovers. I'll be posting some of my own Sharpie art soon, so stay tuned!!

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Colin Hay at Universal Preservation Hall

Don and I treated ourselves to a live concert tonight at the Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga and it was great. Colin Hay performed a selection of old and new songs accompanied only by one of his four guitars. He's a very entertaining story teller with a bit of a warped sense of humor, and has some very funny stories to tell. His powerful voice and great vocal range coupled with a very pleasant evening breeze that found it's way through the open side windows of the hall made it a wonderful evening.

 I love the painted performance area of the old church.

            He opened with  "Land Down Under".

He told some stories about playing with Ringo Starr's band and wondered what would happen if Jesus was in your band and was a bad drummer...what would you say to him if he screwed up......"Hey Jesus...that was terrible, can you try that again?"

The stage with his 4 guitars.

Take a listen to "Waiting for my real life to begin"

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Summertime 2011

Yes, this summer has flown by. Here are just a few highlights - more to follow soon!

"The last of Summer is Delight --
Deterred by Retrospect.
'Tis Ecstasy's revealed Review --
Enchantment's Syndicate.

To meet it -- nameless as it is --
Without celestial Mail --
Audacious as without a Knock
To walk within the Veil."

-   Emily Dickinson, The Last of Summer is Delight

 End of the Polliwog adventure as I set the last frog free. 

 First sunflower that blooms is a re-seeded one!

 At the Saratoga Racetrack with William and Harry. I kid you not - how royal is that?

 And They're Off! Don was the big winner with Cascadilla Falls. Named after a waterfalls in Ithaca, it was a sure bet!

  Harry and Don.

  A lovely day in Congress Park in downtown Saratoga Springs with the Illis clan, Bob, and Bruce and Harriett.
  My garden.
 A cicada shell on a tree in the garden - they are LOUD this year!

 Abbey the Cat.