It was a beautiful day here in Oklahoma. We ended up going to the Edmond Arts Festival. I really liked it! The festival had more of a home town feel than the OKC festival. The third booth I went to was amazing. The artist, Vladimir Ovtcharov, is originally from Bulgaria, but now resides in New Mexico. I was drawn to the Alice in Wonderland theme of his booth, pieces he and his wife have done. He also had several twisted whimsical pieces that I loved. I saw a particular piece called the Queen of Hearts. The eyes of this original piece were amazing. After stopping and looking around, we continued on our way.
The festival had a lot of jewelry, which I am not a fan of. I think of art a different way and don't consider jewelry as art. I know, it's wrong of me. But it's my opinion. I like to look at obscure sculptures and paintings.
After going thru the festival, it was apparent I couldn't stop thinking about the first booth I loved. So... we went back. I looked closely at every painting, skimmed thru the prints. As I stood there looking, the artist came over and asked if I was having trouble making a decision. I told him I had never purchased a high dollar piece before. I kept looking at the Queen of Hearts piece and he could tell I really liked it. He said if I wanted it, he would also give me his book and would sign the book. After much debating inside my head, I finally decided to purchase it. The artist could probably tell my excitement because he asked if this was my first purchase of an "original" painting. I said it was. I told him I couldn't stop thinking about the painting throughout my entire walk thru the festival.
He grabbed his book and signed the inside page. I also purchased a print of another painting I really liked. The book is called On The Way To Imaginarium.
Here is the painting...
Crazy, isn't it? The eyes have it.
Today is going to be a day of relaxation. We may do some yard work, but I don't plan on getting out of the house except to do some grocery shopping. We grilled salmon last night with a bunch of organic veggies, with plenty of salmon for leftovers. All that is needed are veggies for tonight's meal.
Hope you are all enjoying your Sunday!