Thursday, July 30, 2009

Fish in a Coat

Fish in a Coat
5" x 2" x 2"
ceramic handbuilt figure; slips and glazes fired to cone 6

I made plans to go to the Lunenburg Folk Art Festival this year. This is a once a year, one day only event, for four hours from 12-4 on Sunday August 2nd. We were going to leave today, drive most of the night, or just switch drivers, and get to the campsite for camping by the ocean in Nova Scotia tomorrow night. We were planning to toodle around northern Nova Scotia taking in Digby and Bear River and then head south to Lunenburg for the folk art on Sunday and spend the 4 hours there and pretty much head home right after so I can be ready for work come Tuesday morning.

This is my third year attempting to get there. I had to cancel yet again for the same reason I had to cancel before: no money.
Well it seems if I can't go to the folk art, the folk art's flowing through me.
First it was the fish painting series and now I am making ceramic "fish in coats". This was the first one that came from nowhere. Last night I made one 3x the size of this one. It seems I am making some sort of city I think populated with fish folk, or maybe just animals wearing coats. Not sure. Anyway, if anyone is reading this who's going to the folk art festival have fun. I guess I have to start saving NOW to make sure I get there next year. You'd think I would have figured that out by now.

1 comment:

Cynthia said...

Hi there,

I work for Nova Scotia Tourism and just came across your blog. I'm sorry you didn't get a chance to make it to the Lunenburg Folk Art Festival again this year :(

I thought you might enjoy one of our bloggers Wally's posts. He has one about the Whirlygig factory and another about Le Centre de la Mi-careme which features hundereds of brightly coloured Acadian masks. Great stuff!

I hope you do get to come out next year. Feel free to contact me if you need any travel planning help.