I finally did it! I bought a piece from Valerie Bunnell - mixed media
artist. I love her work! I had admired it for 7 years (as this was her
7th year at Ann Arbor Art Fair.... and might be her last?). I will
have to look back in the archives to see if I posted her link in
I just know you can come up with a lesson inspired by her work. I wish
I had known about her work when I did a lesson with eighth graders on
ceramic figures many years ago (I used the Ancient Chinese Qin figures
- but with a modern twist - maybe back in 1997?).
She makes wonderful necklaces (little hands stamped with words and
embellished with beads) that are available in her art fair shows. I am
going to special order one for myself for Christmas (none of the ones
she had were perfect for me).
Sorry I didn't send out a reminder for this year's Ann Arbor Art Fair.
It is always the third full week in July - Wednesday through Saturday.
We went Wednesday this year and I am glad we did! My 2 main purchases
were both "one of a kind" - and probably wouldn't have been there had
we waited till Thursday. I also picked up a special order I had made
with a friend of mine. I like buying from him at the art fair, too. I
"commissioned" him to make some bowls to match some plates I had
purchased from him a couple of yeas ago.
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