Monday, September 20, 2010

Sunday afternoon fun

The hubby and I took off yesterday afternoon to attend the 2010 Ozark Mountain Artists Studio Tour. The tour was spread out over a "Lot" of road in Boone and Newton Counties in Arkansas. The organizers of this studio tour went through a lot of effort to put this tour together. Anyway you pick up a map along with the names of the artists and their particular medium or mediums that they work in and off you go! There were artists who work in silver jewelry, egg tempura, acrylics, batik, woodturning, photography, ceramics, fabric, pen & ink, pencils, mixed media and mosaics. We started out in Harrison, AR and headed down Hwy. 7 to our first stop and after seeing the sign for the artists on the Hwy. we traveled down a dirt road for 3 miles until we came to the first studio. Some of the artists had their tours in their studios and some in their homes. We traveled approximately 180 miles round trip and had a wonderful time meeting a lot of artists and enjoying their art work. We didn't get to see and meet all the artists listed on the map but now we've got other places to visit next year. We'll have to see some of the ones we saw this year again. I'm such a bad person, as I didn't take any pictures. Everything was so much fun that I totally forgot to take any pictures anyway. It was such an amazing tour and we met some really nice people who were sooo hospitable. They were just as interested in my art as I was in theirs. It was a beautiful sunny day and a great thing to do on a Sunday afternoon. Wish you could all have been there!

Hugs XX


Theresa said...

Oh that sounds like so much fun! No problem about the pictures, your words described the fun you had wonderfully! Enjoy your evening! HUGS!

Beansieleigh said...

It sounds like lots of fun Barb!.. First time I've ever heard an art show(s) done in this way! Glad to hear you had such a nice time!! ~tina

sissie said...

Hi Barbara!
This sounds like lots of fun and how exciting to see some many different artists. 180 miles round trip would have worn me out for sure!


Doris Sturm said...

That does sound like fun. I enjoy arts and crafts fairs/exhibits. I wish I had access to more of them, but maybe after I get a car I can start going again. This is the time of year for them to be "sprouting" everywhere...

I'm glad you had a good time :-)

Molly said...

Barb, it sounds like you two had a great time and will be talking about this for several days. I can just imaging all the nice things they said about your work. Hang in there my friend, your is the best. Hugs, Molly =)

Happy Crocheter said...


Wow, what a cool way to have an art show. It sounds like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing. Love & Hugs, Tamara

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, that sounds so awesome!!! And I'm glad you had fun...that sounds terrific!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That really does sound like a wonderful day Barbara!
Thanks for coming by and leaving your sweet comments too.
I would love to go to Arkansas! It's one of the few states I haven't been to.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Barbara, such a fun post to read. I know you must have had a grand time....sounds like so much fun.

Thanks for sharing with us.

Happy Sunday.


Shropshire Suz said...

Hi that sounds like a great wonder you forgot to take pics hehe

Still haven't found any doll patterns but there are a good few packages and parcels l haven't looked in still
Thanks for the lovely comments..The trays were a great find
Hugs x

Doris Sturm said...

That sounds marvelous - wish I could have been there too. Isn't it amazing how much talent is out there? Nice to see so many creative folks getting together! I bet you had a blast!

The Garden Bell said...

Of course, they were interested in your art. Probably a weeeeee bit jealous too, I imagine. What no pictures, fingers crossed some are still to come.

Shropshire Suz said...

Thanks Barbara....real pleased with how it ll looks l was sitting in there last night planning the Christmas Dec's for 2010 and the new room hehe
Hugs Suz

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Barbara,
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Sending hugs your way and so happy to hear from you!!!