Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Art Festival Fun

Yesterday was a fun memorial day.  the idamorri (street chalk painting) festival was happening up in front of the Santa Barbara Mission and it's a big deal around here.  it's the thing to do on Memorial Day in Santa Barbara- lots of people come out to enjoy the art, music, food and beautiful surroundings.  in conjunction with this is the 3 day SCAPE show (Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment) just a few steps away in a beautful wooded creekside area and it's a fundraiser for Phoenix House (mentally disabled people).  I had 3 pieces in this juried show and got 1st place for floral/still-life for this painting-

and i sold this piece-

but the best part of the day was hanging out with my good friend lynn sharing our deepest selves while taking in all the festivities and also connecting with the many Santa Barbara artists that i have come to know.  it made me realize that in my 5 years here in Santa Barbara i have really become part of the community which i love so well and feel this is truly my home.  what a fun day~

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