Friday, October 18, 2013

Time for the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival!

Welcome Everyone!
I am back from my Petaluma excursion and would like to take this moment to thank Sallyanne and Ellen for allowing outside artists like myself to participate in the Art-is-You Vendor night.  It was a fun and exciting event and it was so nice to be near an art retreat again.  I met many other artists from the area including one group from Benicia.  I also got requests for classes from many of the students that attended the retreat-sorry guys I'm gonna just be an artist for awhile.
If you have never attended an art retreat I highly recommend it. At an art retreat you experience a total immersion that pushes your art forward.  It gives you the opportunity to give yourself permission to create art that you would never have thought to create before.  You also meet tons of really nice people and get to experience art taught by nationally know instructors.  Plus its just a blast!
So why has it taken me so long to post?!   Because as soon as I got back I started making items for Pumpkin Festival.
Yes this weekend is the Pumpkin Festival in downtown Half Moon Bay.  This is a huge event and most of the coast participates in some fashion.  Most of the proceeds for the food and event booths go to benefit students and the many charitable organizations here on the coast .  Also on Sunday -don't miss the "Made on the Coast" portion of the  festival. "Made on the Coast "features only local art and artists and was a great success last year. 
If you intend to come to the festival this year, I suggest you come early and leave early otherwise you will be stuck in the massive amount of traffic on Highway 92.  Promptly at 7:00 am you can eat all the Pumpkin pancake breakfast(my favorite) you want at MacDutra Park- Yum!   The proceeds of this breakfast go to benefit the high school Basketball team.   Also if you are in the mood for Clam Chowder the Half Moon Bay Rotary Club serves a mean Clam Chowder bread bowl.  They are located in the main food court at the IDES Hall.
If you are looking for hand woven scarves, felted hats and unique jewelry my good friend Patt Sheldon will be selling her fabulous fiber art outside of Savvy Skirts just past the bridge at the north end of town. 
And Lastly Maureen Barton and I will be selling our art in front of her clinic both days from 9:00am to 5:00pm.  Maureen runs the Coastside Children's Pediatric Therapy clinic at the north end of town before the bridge.  Some of the proceeds will go to benefit the clinic. So come by and chat for awhile.  Maureen will be selling small gift sized textural collage items and jewelry and I of course will have my creepiest Halloween items for sale.
Come on-who doesn't love a nice skull?!

See you at the festival!