Sunday, July 5, 2009

More Talent in Their Little Fingers

It is Sunday. For some, the beginning of a new week. For others, the last day of the weekend. For me, the week starts on Monday. But this week is special. It is Arts Fest week. My favorite week of the year. So I will start it early. Today. Sunday.

The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts brings over 300 artists to my town. Good artists. Half of the festival is on the Penn State campus, the rest runs through several blocks near the campus. Since I live a half-block from campus, I have no excuse for not attending. So I attend every day. Sometimes several times in one day. I’ve been doing extra walking the last couple of weeks to get into shape for this event.

It is an exciting and humbling experience. Sure there are always a couple of artists I feel on par with, but the majority are inspiring and sometimes intimidating. I guess that is good thing. I plan on sharing my favorite artists with readers later in the week, but I thought I would get in a little practice today.

Today is a beautiful day. The kind of day you wake up to chirping birds and sunshine. The kind of day that makes you want to jump out of bed and get going. So that is just what I did today. I got on the computer and got going (yes, I will go outside later). I spent this morning looking for inspiration and talent, and darned if I didn’t find it.

For several weeks now, my favorite blogs sidebar has included The Cart Before the Horse. I can say that the artists make stuffed dolls. That would be like saying the Sahara Desert has a bit of sand. Jo James and her husband Dylan Curry (and their children) are amazing artists. I spent this lovely morning exploring their blogs, Ebay store, music videos, etc.

This morning I woke up feeling like a talented artist. Now, I’m thinking of what I can do to get just a small piece of one of their pinkie fingers in order to get some REAL talent. I have to say, I felt a little down a while ago. Why was the motherlode of talent dropped on their family? But now, I just get to sit back and enjoy it, revel in it, swim in it. Someone else has to create it.

Go on and have a look. Expect to spend a bit of time.

The Cart Before the Horse
Paperhand Lincoln


Jo James said...

Stay away from my pinkies!
Thanks for the mention :)

I've added you to my link list too.
I think your stuff is top notch!

ArtPropelled said...

They are a talented family aren't they....and with a great sense of humour!

Fibra Artysta said...

Cart Before the Horse is my favorite doll artist and she's super nice. I love reading about her talented family, she's so upbeat and positive. Its a real joy. I have one of her day of the dead skeletons and always check out her auctions, one of these days I'll get another one!