Friday, July 26, 2013

Lavender Festival 2013

The 6th Lockwood Farm Lavender Festival was bigger than ever!  It was an extremely busy two days and the nicest venue.  People come to pick lavender, enjoy the lakeside and farm scenery, participate in lavendery workshops, and shop artist vendors. It was brutally hot on Sunday; the sheep were too warm to come out but people persevered. Everyone did quite well with sales which is always nice, and many requested teaching lessons and commission ideas, and of course donation requests from several worthy local causes which I'm happy to help with.  Giving back to the community is an honor and I feel lucky to be able to do that with my art.
I almost forgot my favorite "feel good" comment of the event-a lady bought one of my lambs and lavender prints-it's a soft painting of a mother and baby lamb-for her son and his wife who are expecting a baby soon. Their last pregnancy resulted in a loss, and she thought this  picture would give them hope. We were both a little teary as she told this story...

More later with July activities-such a month of cramming everything in that we can in the beautiful summer weather!  Hope you are all enjoying yourselves as well!


Polly Birchall said...

Sounds a lovely day. What a good idea. Bet you were all very relaxed amongst all that lavender!

Hung said...