I've been trying to do a post about our day at the market two weeks ago, but keep running into technical issues. So in order to keep my sanity and composure, I decided to split it into two separate posts and (*fingers crossed*) I'm hoping that will do the trick. So here's the first of two posts about our day at Market Place Thursday with our theme "Git Yer Cowgirl On"!
Here are some of the creations we featured last week:
I bought these boots for 50 cents at a rummage sale last week!
Art journals are a popular trend, and make wonderful coffee table books!
I've said before that one of the things we love the most about market days is the comraderie between our customers and also other vendors.
Here's one of our favorite visitors, our peace loving friend Patti modeling a newly released embellished hat.
Please check out the second post about our day at the market to see more pictures!
Jody and I are just having the best time at Market Place Thursday this summer.
There hasn't been a single Thursday yet when one of us hasn't said "this is so much fun!"
We're being challenged creatively by our weekly themes. And any free moment you will find us frenzied in our studios, making new pieces so our regulars have something fresh to see.
The highlight of our market experience truly is the camaraderie of our patrons and vendor neighbors. We look forward each week to seeing them, and we always notice when someone's missing!
There's such a good vibe in this downtown area during the market...a little bit artsy, a little bit laid-back, a little bit granola, a little bit of good ole Wisconsin, and a lotta bit of good ole FUN.
This week's entertainment was provided by Aerotek BMX.
One of our friendly and talented neighbors
makes these sweet custom embroidered flower jackets.
She has a whole stash of vintage trims and ric-rac
to choose from...
Here's our friend’s daughters “enjoying” the splash fountains.
I’ve been tempted to walk through the fountains myself
on really hot days, but I’m a cold-water-sissy and I'm usually wearing a skirt.
There are lots of kids sporting blue moustaches, compliments of the snowcone guy.
Anyone walking around with a guitar is just cool.
Another vendor makes these dog outfits. Love them!
These lucky little guys get to ride in their own stroller.
Hmmm...wonder if they left the market with new outfits.
Just like the butterfly, I too will awaken in my own time. ~Deborah Chaskin
It’s been said that you can judge someone's character by looking at the friends they surround themselves with. The last few months I've treasured spending time with the sweet souls who mean the world to me.
I've discovered that it’s good for the spirit to spend time with old friends, even if it’s just one evening every twenty years or so. And it’s a great comfort to see that despite our life experiences, we are all very much the same people we used to be.
It’s humbling to reconnect with the best friend I swore I’d always stay in touch with but didn't, and my heart breaks that she’s going through a tough time and I wish I’d been there to support her.
I'm so blessed that two of my best friends are my Mom and my Sister, and I can tell them absolutely anything without fear of judgment.
I'm so fortunate to have found a friend who is a kindred spirit, but is also different in ways that we compliment each other perfectly.
I now realize that I don’t have to live near someone, or have ever met them in person, to consider theirs a genuine and lasting friendship.
People can be friends despite a world of difference in lifestyle and religion. It's fun getting to know each other and finding common ground, as long as no one tries to convince the other they are wrong.
Age means nothing.
It may take time apart to heal and process, but the connection can still survive.
I've learned that jealousy is a friendship killer, and it’s okay to walk away from a relationship that requires too much effort to make it work.And I don’t have to feel guilty about it.
I’ll never again judge someone too quickly…they may just turn out to be one of my closest confidants and have a profound influence on my life.
Above all I realize that I’m so very grateful to all of my beloved friends