This past weekend I showed my work at the Purple Turtle Art Festival.
|The Briar's Resort|
It was located on the grounds of a resort called The Briar's in Jackson's Point, which is a small community on the south edge of Lake Simcoe, Ontario. It really feels like cottage country.
|visitor entrance and parking|
I like the small (well, some are still small) wooden cottages but the shoreline is almost all claimed and the public access is close to nil, which was disappointing.
|but I saw this bunny in the shade. bonus bunny.|
I did get a few sneak peeks at the water but I didn't have time to take a dip.
|turn by the red barn into the field and park there|
I was driving back and forth to my home after the show (about an hour) and if I had stopped to swim I'm not sure I would have made it home safely. That will be for another day.
|view from my booth. missing in this image is the drone of the generator and the tickle in my throat on day 2 when the gas fumes came my way.|
Hopefully the hot weather will continue for a while yet. Temps during the show were around 30C plus humidity on the Sunday.
|the RC car that buzzed the park. a lot. it buzzed the park a lot.|
You know it's hot when people pick up a small ceramic cup and say "oh this is so heavy." One woman asked what it was made of.
|trailer detail - lino stone floor|
I said stoneware.
|a little somethin' somethin'|
"STONE?!" and she gave me a look and walked away.
The show, as you can guess, was not my most lucrative, but the encounters I had were hilarious.
Or I had sunstroke.
|bench and swing made from the back of pickup trucks-that part that folds down when you put stuff in it|
Either way I enjoyed myself.
|Best Walking Stick ever!|
|BBQ with one of the tallest trees I've seen in these here parts|
|Meal Ticket, cause working artists need that.|
|View of Lake Simcoe through a veil of heat and humidity|