Kevin and I went to the Waterford Faire this weekend and had a lot of fun. Its not far from our house which is very nice, and we did debate riding our bikes. Our neck of the woods here in NOVA still hasn't been corrupted by the development of greedy housing developers lining the pockets of our even more greedy politicians. We are very fortunate and don't regret not having garbage pickup, or cable, or city water, or the likes out here. We are quietly nestled away from the craziness of NOVA life. THANK GOD!
There was so much art and photography there that I found a lot of inspiration. Some of the art was good some if it was mediocre, you know, the bored housewife trying her hand at painting, or the retired older folks wanting to explore their creativity. But there were few pieces there created by skilled well trained hands that obviously spent an entire lifetime studying and painting or photographing, the type of work that demonstrated they went to art school or spent years as an apprentice or second shooter.
There were many local organic farmers represented, musicians,weavers, furniture makers, jewelers, authors, potters, and period demonstrations. This particular area of Virginia I live in continually reminds me of Old Sturbridge Village in massachusetts, only it is a real working live town still and not just for tourists.
I did enjoy it and found a lot of inspiration and have found myself itching to get back to creating some more equine and animal pieces. Well I did take a few shots from the faire scene. Nothing great but some fun off the hip shots. Enjoy!
Sunday, October 3, 2010
A torrential downpour kept me from taking my normal shots today. So instead I waited and waited for the storm clouds to break, which didn't happen until later Friday just around sunset, so once again I took a few shots of the clouded sky. The clouds were slowly breaking up and I took that opportunity to get a few shots of the interesting cloud formations that occured. I can't complain too much as we needed the rain in a desperate sort of way :)