Monday, September 13, 2010
It never rains on Penrod.
That's what they say.
But this year the Penrod Arts Fair
brought out the umbrellas.
I know there's a chance of rain when I leave home.
Clouds shroud the sunrise.
Soon raindrops spatter my windshield.
There's a commotion on the bridge ahead.
Remember 9-11, they cry.
The truckers all honk and wave.
Rain won't stop this man
from reminding us
what happened nine years ago
But my mission today
Indy's biggest art festival
Indiana's Nicest Day.
But not this year.
I won't be daunted.
I need Christmas earrings for my girls...
....and a wolf picture for the boy.
I have a new rule.
Every gift I give for Christmas
should include a photo
of the person
who made the gift.
My gifts will come from people
I take a break
for the puppet show.
But I'm not watching the puppets.
It's so much fun
watching the reactions
...and not just their faces.
But back to work.
I have a problem.
At home we have a hole above the fireplace.
Tom has artfully covered it with a lovely brown cloth.
And Al wants us to find something for The Big Empty in the foyer.
This gorgeous photo catches my eye.
Tom suggests the picture could go above fireplace...
and his brown cloth could go in foyer?
Wait! Here's a publishing display!
Maggie says they could help me publish my bike blog!
Wouldn't that be awesome?
The rain returns
And, no, I don't have an umbrella.
But I love taking photos of umbrellas...
The rain begins to fade...
but I have one more stop...
Don Edward's Pottery!
This was always TJ's favorite part of Penrod.
When T was this age he would spend hours spinning and laughing with Don Edwards.
Young hands and old swirling the pots.
Don's jokes bring peals of laughter.
This is the heart of Penrod for me.
The joy of art.
The love of family.
of being together....
At Penrod Arts Fair...