Tuesday, October 16, 2012

talent from the Hiddenite Festival of the Arts 2012

A few weeks ago the kids and I went to the Hiddenite Festival of the Arts near our home.  Today I would like to share with you some of the great crafters and artists that set up home there for the day.


First we saw Harles & Jerry Southers from Southers Woodcraft.  They specialize in Rocking Animals, from horses to cows to this great Harley.  Owen was ready to climb the table to get on that hog. LOL

Next was Don R. Crater from Nature Craft.  Nothing speaks of the beauty of fall better than nature itself.  Right before I took these pictures, someone had purchased a really huge (and I mean HUGE) pumpkin. I love pumpkin and canning pumpkin for great taste all year long, but that one would have lasted me YEARS. hahaha. He also had different types and colors of pumpkins. Hannah liked the bumpy ones.

I enjoy sewing and quilting and was quickly taken with the containers created by Rhonda Boyd of Hats, Bags,  Quilts, oh my!  Aren't they neat?  She was a busy lady and I didn't get a chance to ask her how these were created...but they were amazing.

I saw several people carrying around these bird feeders created from mismatched dishes.  Crafted by Doug McGinnis, I thought these were great way to recycle and reuse discarded and mismatched china.  The birds would love them and what a unique yard decoration.
 
And to end todays post, check out these walking sticks created by Billy Moore of White Pine Hollow.  All natural, handmade curly walking sticks...with amazing details and comfortable in the hand.  He also makes hand-hued mantles and oxen yokes.  Well, that's it for today.  I still have a few artists to share with you, but they will have to wait for another day.   I have a busy day ahead of me, but I sure do enjoy this time I get to spend with you.
Be blessed,
Debbi 
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