Limewall participated in the Redmond Arts Festival last weekend (July 7-9) at Redmond Town Center. Great weather, the festival itself and Redmond Derby Days brought in a fabulous crowd of people, and it was wonderful connecting with the art enthusiasts. These three days just flew by talking art, getting to know some beautiful minds and their crafts, looking at happy, carefree weekend faces, listening to live music, and getting lost in the vibrant colors of children's chalk art. It was fascinating as always to hear what stories Limewall art pieces told my visitors and I am beyond happy to see my work finding homes locally and internationally.
As much as I love interacting one on one with my customers in the festivals, I also ardently look forward to meeting other artists and learning their stories. In the very short time I got to take a tour around, I met some pretty amazing people. Across from me was Monica Arche who does stunning abstract painting. Her work exudes this raw energy that seems to explode on canvas and leaves room for diverse interpretations.
I had the pleasure of meeting Dorothy Paun, Asssociate Professor at University of Washington. She made the most exquisite paper bowls out of simply paper and water. She has a fun shop in Amazon Handmade named Dr Dot's.
I was drawn to wood artist Bill Hodge's booth seeing all the amazing textures he created on reclaimed plywood. You can either hang the pieces or leave them standing. The designs were brilliant; I don't think I have come across anything like his art form or technique before.
Artist Twyla Dill's jewelry was like a breath of fresh air. What I found unique about her designs was her use of crochet. Her vibrant collection looked beautifully clean and modern.
Last but not the least, I found artist/musician Wolff Bowden's paintings absolutely captivating. His work is a whimsical combination of colors, textures and imagery. There is a mystical quality to his work that is bold and at the same time simple in its portrayal of the beauty around us.
All in all, it was a fantastic experience and I hope to be a part of a few more shows this year! :) Let me know if you have any show suggestions for me:D