They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so this should let me off the hook for a while. We spent quite some time at the Cultural Center at the fair. Besides being a good place to go to get out of the rain, there was some great art, wonderful photography and amazing woodcarving. Of course, I didn't agree with all the judging, no one ever does, but I enjoyed seeing everything. Here are just a few highlights. Unfortunately I have the artist's name for only one of them, so if you are or know the artist responsible for any of these delights, just let me know and I will be glad to give credit where credit is due. Be sure to click on each picture for a larger view.
Click on the photo for a larger image. It is amazing.
Beautiful painting of the state fair. Incredible detail. Should have won more than a yellow ribbon.
There were some lovely, realistic, delicately painted wood carvings. Birds and ducks and a tiger, all sorts of elegant and beautiful works. And I loved them all - well, almost all of them, but this is the one that grabbed my heart. The imagination, the joy, the attention to detail - I just couldn't tear myself away from it.
Hope it brightens up your day, too.