A Little News About “Art in the Yard 2019”

Good Morning to the friends I cannot see,
Wow, how can it be mid October 2019 already. Seems like I just saw in this year only last week. So much going on in the clay world for me. I told you about the St. Martin young boys and their adventure with the clay. What a blessing they were/are to me. Then my time was spent planning the 2 annual Art in the Yard festival. Again, WOW, that was a trip let me tell you. So much bigger this year than last year.  40 vendors—6 food vendors–famous kettle corn and roasted nuts–and our famous local packaged,ground coffee. This festival rocked my world. Our tourism dept, county dept, college group of young men, trolley, so many local people calling to say “how may we help you”. even Rick who mowes my yard (per my children’s request cause they got tired of hearing me gripe about mowing” said Bobbi I am mowing extra and weed eating at no charge so I can be a part of the festival. I want your yard to look perfect.  Ahhhhh, how special is that. Seriously, I was moved to tears at the support extended to this event. Anyway, it was a huge success, attended by hundreds and hundreds of people, the vendors sold work, some sold out, everyone packed up at the end of the day very tired but with a happy smile on their face. We added a VIP night on Friday with food on my orange porch and music in my house.  That also was well attended.  Of course my children came to help me. When the question was asked if I was going to do it again next year my children response was “we will divorce her if she does”  The vendors voted yes at our meeting, I voted No with both hands in the air,  I LOST. We will host it here one more year. I hope to find someone to take it over and keep it going—feel free to contact me if you have an interest in doing this.  It truly is good for our town, our local economy, and it made people happy to come out here and walk around. Best part—I saw no one talking on their phones, texting—-they sat on benches, chairs, rugs, porch steps and talked to one another. It used to be called socializing.  Time to get back to basics folks, which was one of my goals in starting this festival. I could talk forever about this but will just say Thank You to all who had a part of making it successful. Sept 12 2020  put it on your calendar and join us next year so you can be a part of it also.  It is an ART festival. We added more for the young people to do like weaving, painting, quilting—hands on at no charge. 2 young people came up to me and said ” Miss Bobbi, how can I get in your festival” I said “do you do art” They unfolded their paper to show me their drawings. Quite good I must say. So I said “will you come next year and have more art to show?”  Yes they said. So I told them I would set up a special place for Emerging Artists, and they and others their age could show their work.  The story goes on but I will continue another day.   For Now
                                                                           STAY CENTERED TILL WE VISIT AGAIN
bobbi kemna
potter
By bobbikemnapottery

3 comments on “A Little News About “Art in the Yard 2019”

  1. Bobbi, I love this and I love all you do for the Art In The Yard! Thank YOU! Maybe, I can come in 2020, put it on my calendar! Lavetta

    On Tue, Oct 22, 2019 at 7:39 PM BOBBI KEMNA POTTERY wrote:

    > bobbikemnapottery posted: ” Good Morning to the friends I cannot see, Wow, > how can it be mid October 2019 already. Seems like I just saw in this year > only last week. So much going on in the clay world for me. I told you about > the St. Martin young boys and their adventure w” >

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