Sunday, April 5, 2009

First Saturday Arts Market

So here I am with Eleni at the Arts Market this past Saturday. I was so glad to have my friend helping me at the festival. Once we got everything set up we were good to go. So what do you think of my sign? I made it with an old shutter and recycled piece of wood. It got a bit scratched up in the back of my truck on the trip over.






Look who came, Adriana Whitney! OK, she is a sweetheart. I could have talked with her all afternoon about art, kids, moving, oh...we covered quite a bit in the short amount of time we chatted. Her blog is here Adri's Art and her Etsy shop is here Adri's Etsy
How lucky am I that she lives in Houston? I think I've made a new friend...YAY!

I really enjoyed the live music...


Here is Amie Needham from A Punkin Card Company and Erin Bordenave from Knotty By Nature. Names sound familiar? They have Etsy shops and both ladies have wonderful, wonderful items. Again, live in Houston! Lucky me!!

When the wind blew I was happy not only because it cooled me off but I could smell Cammie's Handmade Soaps. The smell was just outstanding! I had to go tell her I was in love.


Paule Sheya Hewlett of Beyond Her has the most fabulous items and I am completely in love with them. She had amazing scarfs that were so soft and comfy. I went to get one and they were all gone...next time get it when ya see it!
Here is Rachael Adamiak letting me take a quick shot of her. Her booth looked amazing as well as her jewelry. Check it out here Rachael Adamiak Jewelry



Here is Cindy Babbitt. I caught her in the act! I really enjoyed her work because it was so unique and functional. Here is a link to see more of her pottery: Cindy's Creations

*Little side note: she has the best business cards EVER!

Michael Weneck
Michael was super to let me take his picture in his busy booth. I fell in love with the tables and mirrors he creates. They are totally superb!

Last but not least Sharon Tevault from Lucky Sustainable Designs. I was so "lucky" to have the booth next to her! She had Eleni and I laughing the entire festival. Not only was she a great neighbor, comedian and advice giver, she has the most AMAZING items. She uses reclaimed, salvaged, and sustainably-harvested wood for all her items which I love. I can't begin to tell you how awe-inspiring her work is and pictures just don't do it justice. Eleni and I couldn't stop touching her items all day. She was one of the best parts of the show...love ya Sharon!




8 comments:

lori vliegen said...

it looks like you had a fabulous time at the arts market...and you met so many fun, talented people! your booth looks great and i love your new sign...it's just as cute as you are! :)

Jennifer DeDonato said...

Lori,
Thanks!

Artfulife said...

Your sign looked great. I miss going to art fairs like that. Hope you had a really nice time.

CourtneyP said...

I love the sign. I wish I lived in Texas too!!

Alisa said...

That looks like fun. Thanks for showing all of the photos.

Jenn said...

How fun Jen! Your booth looked so great and it must have been so nice to meet some fellow etsians:)
I loved your pics from the Bayou City Arts Fest too. Are those hearts by Anthony Hansen...LOVE his stuff! xox...jenn

Amy C said...

your sign looks fabulous, I like the color combination. it looks like a fun fun time

A Punkin Card Company said...

It was awesome to meet you too! I am so in love with a few of your pieces. I NEED THEM!