Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Queen City | Festival in the Park

Today we enjoyed an absolutely beautiful day at the (46th Annual) Festival in the Park. Relieved that the storm from last night passed, we were joined by the Klemash family late this morning and were looking forward with anticipation to checking out the event. After indulging in freshly baked Miffy's Muffins, coffee, (and a little Bloody Mary sipping), we walked (and scooted) from our house to Freedom Park for the event. We were not disappointed. Sprawling throughout the entire park, the Festival was much bigger than I thought it would be. Overall, I found it to be just the right mix of art, kitsch, people-watching, family fun, "fair food," and carnival. The Carolina blue skies, sunshine, and gentle breeze certainly added to our enjoyment of the day. We came home with a couple goodies, mildly tired legs, sun-kissed cheeks, and full tummies. 
I was especially drawn to the creations by North Carolina artist, Deona Fish. We first noticed her work in our neighbor's house several months ago and I was so excited to happen upon her booth this afternoon! Her charming and sweet paintings burst with innocence and light and I fell in love with several things. 
Juggle Girl came home with us and I can't wait to show it to you when I get the girls room finalized.

Katie Crawford had a few delightful pieces available as well. I was very tempted by Toad Time (below).
Ultimately, we came home with Frank (below). I hope he'll be happy with his new family.
Cheers to our new city!

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