Sunday, October 11, 2009

Arts and Crafts

Halloween is the only time of year that I drag out, dare I say it...crafts. Of course I did these paintings. But I also painted all my little craftsy pumpkin buddies. We're only friends during Halloween. When I was doing juried art fairs, crafts were kind of a thorn in my side. I remember one instance in particular. I refer to it as, "the mushroom lady" show. Her booth was across from mine. And her clay mushrooms were selling as fast as her hairy, sleeveless husband could rake in the money. O.K. I might have been a little jealous. And deep down I might have thought one of the mushrooms would look cute in my garden. Darn it, I do like my mushrooms. But I refused to buy one. Then later that Summer I did another show. One for real artists, The Stockholm Art Fair. I wouldn't have to worry about crafts showing up at that one. But wait for that?... the mushroom lady! #@$#! And the worst part of all is that I still wanted to buy one of those darn mushrooms.


DJan said...

Face it, Sharon: mushrooms follow you around. Your pumpkins are really awesome, though, and I don't think you should worry about wanting to buy one. How about a trade?

Tes said...

Oh you make me laugh, Sharon! Hahaha.. For all you know, Mushroom lady wants one of your adorable pumpkins! I know, I do! They are simply adorable and funny! Your paintings are beautiful!

AL said...

In fact I have a mushroom photo for you. After the rains, mushrooms suddenly sprouted and it reminds me of you. The painting is very nice! I like it!


Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Those little pumpkin faces are adorable and they look FRIENDLY!
I love them.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

This is quite cute!

Thoseghar Waterfall

Anonymous said...

Hilarious story, Sharon! You know the mushroom lady only exists to tick you off!

Margaret Pangert said...

Hey, what's the beef? All those cute little jack o'lanterns are making grumpy faces! Oh, I know, they're crafts. Very clever, the slice-of-a-log one with the carved, wooden stem.
I guess it's your karma that this woman follows you around. Just to be on the karma-safe side, I guess you'd better buy a mushroom next time! Happy Halloween, Sharon! xxox

SquirrelQueen said...

Grumpy (but cute) little pumpkins, I guess they aren't fond of Halloween or maybe they are glaring at the mushroom lady. Your paintings are great, I love the one sitting on the dresser.