Two weekends ago I attended the Buckman Art Show and Sale. I'm embarrassed to admit I've never been to this show before. I don't even know how that's possible, but now I've righted that wrong. I had a tricky time just getting in because no food or drink is allowed. Diana and I had to chug the coffees we purchased moments before the show. Then the bouncer at the door told us that we had first get in line to give a donation and get our hands stamped.
The show was definitely worth the hassle. There were two large rooms filled with beautiful art and crafts. I recognized many vendors. It was fun to see folks I had previously blogged about. I showed restraint and only bought a few things.
I finally (finally!) bought my squirrel print from Berkley Illustration. I've wanted one for ages. I wish he had the girl squirrel too, but I will get that at a future craft fair.
I also bought a map pendant from Rachel Austin. A good friend gave me one of her necklaces a couple of years ago. It's one of my favorites and I constantly get compliments on it. I have always wanted a piece of Rachel's artwork, but I can't afford one at this time. So instead, I took home this bird pendant.
I was so excited to see that Bret Superstar designed this year's poster. It's beautiful! I've admired his work for ages. Again, I came super close to taking original art of his home. My frugal side kicked in and I bought these cards instead.
This is a very popular show and the crowd was huge. Hopefully next year Diana and I will be there representing Short Fuses. :)