Its not the rides, cotton candy, or deep fried butter...its not the horses, music concerts, or 84,000 ton tomato...for me, its all about the exhibits. I love seeing what people make, create, and collect throughout the state.
Last Friday, I spent the day browsing and even though I was there for 4 hours I can tell you it wasn't enough time. When I got to the quilts the first quilt I ran into was from someone I use to be in a guild with. Willie Pride, she had 2 quilts entered. She buys all of her material from thrift shops and they are mostly men's shirts...she loves plaids!
Below are some snap shots of things I saw and liked...
and check out this cake meets political commentary
and art by LAFTA members
I was completely exhausted when I left there on Friday, so much so, that I was unable to make it to open studio for Trolley Hop. I slept most of the evening and stayed in most of the weekend and Monday to recuperate...but it was worth it...where else could I see so much diverse creations in a public event under one roof???!!!!
And I made it into the studio yesterday and finally snapped pictures of my special gifts...so this will be a 2 post blog day! ;)