If you read my last post, you learned how September was a blur for me with the Tinsel and Treasures Folk Art show and my visit to San Diego. The first half of October was no different!
We were invited to the opening night gala of the second of two exhibitions from the Musée d’Orsay’s, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay. It followed on the heels of the first with a selection of the most famous late-Impressionist paintings by Claude Monet and Auguste Renoir, as well as works representing the individualist styles of the early modern masters, including Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Gauguin, and the Nabis Pierre Bonnard and Édouard Vuillard. To say it was breath-taking is an understatement. It's one thing to see these masterful works in books, but quite another to see them in person. Just so unbelieveable!
Following this forever memorable experience, I was off to Southern California for inspiration at Roger's Garden and then participation in Glitterfest Fall. Photos speak volumes, so here they are! Oh...and the theme for the nursery's Halloween shop this year was a mad toy factory. It was fun!
The haunted toys are created en masse! Beware of these dolls!
The skeleton of a cuckoo was so clever I thought. And this clock was as tall as me and hanging on the wall! Then, it was off to participate in Glitterfest, where I met the lovely Martha Kenney and her beautiful daughter and who were my neighbors at the folk art show. Martha creates wonderful soldered charms, signs, necklaces and more all with a vintage flair!
And a peek at my table before the crowds! It was so nice seeing all my Southern California friends and collectors!
Finally, I visited some friends at Halloween and Vine in Petaluma. It was so nice to meet faraway online friends in person!
(From left) In costume was Brandi McKenna of She's Off Her Rocker - whose table display was wonderful and with some serious fake eyelashes was Dani Nelson founder of SpookyTimeJingles.com, both of whom posed with me for a quick snap during the festive show. There were many others I met in person for the first time after conversing online, and it was a great chance to see their art up close and personal. A talented bunch indeed!
Now, I'm preparing for our annual Halloween costume party, and I'll have some more pictures to share soon! Happy Haunting!