Saturday, July 25, 2015

A fair to remember, The Haleiwa Arts Festival 2015

A fair to remember,The Haleiwa Arts Festival 2015!


Only weeks left  before the big white tents are up
at Haleiwa Beach Park 
for the 18th Haleiwa Arts Festival
July 18 and 19, 2015
(10am to 6 pm Sat and 10 to 5 Sunday)

Very soon the artisans will fill the tents with the colors and ideas of our imaginations
 for you to see and touch and consider.
Food, music, visual arts, stuff for kids to do, dance to watch are just some  highlights! this year the bagpipers were back!! they are wonderful
I imagine that many studios are humming with activity... mine is!
with finishing up a few requests as well as new works.
There is always a quilt or angel or bag that needs finishing, that final hand work or  sewing that has been saved for quiet time in a chair under a shady tree,perhaps.
 On sunny days,
I am painting up fabrics for my projects and always have some to share at the fair for those who see the possibilities in them  to compose their own art with.

This  war memorial is at the entrance of the park.
This  photo was taken on a beautiful Haleiwa day

This year, my booth is # 86, same area as last umteen years
I am near the entrance of the show, close to information  and community tents
according to map they sent recently.( where the tents actually go up.. is close.)
 Today I am finishing up two quilts, painting labels and  doing the hand work including threading needles which is somewhat annoying to my mature eyes. My mobile sewing  machine mechanic gave me a couple of those needle threaders that i have been loading up with 4 or more needles at a time to keep things rolling along.

Painting cotton fabric is a very large part of my preparations as many pieces are used in my finished work.Some great pieces are also tagged for sale.
 Here is a flowering bromeliad as inspiration for what later became a journal cover!

Sometimes just watching  the paint dry on fabric is one  highlight of my day.
This sort of pastime gives me pause to muse about what they might  become
while enjoying how colors and textures flow and  mingle, thusly
giving me "idea seeds" of what might be. Some of the above pieces actually were quilted and sewn into journal covers that i make refillable with those marble composition books and in 2 sizes.
I hope to see you soon.
come see the hand painted postcards among the many fine pieces i make!
Aloha, Sonja

Then my helper Ruby said........" sometimes selecting fabric just makes me so dizzy......"


Sherrie Spangler said...
Your painted fabric is beautiful! Good luck at the show.
LA Paylor said...
as always Sonja, I'm with you in spirit. I hope this year's festival brings you many connections, and sales, and moments of sharing.
Ruby, you continue to be lovely and sleek, what a nice spirit you have. LeeAnna
sonja said...
Thank you Sherrie and LeeAnna for good show wishes and kind colorful words !
And You guys really do get color !
Anni - My Creative Life and Mixed Media Books said...
Beautiful photos Sonja, love your dyed fabric, the colors are so wonderful.
sonja said...
thank you Annie! i so enjoy the process like painting fabric. And after it is dry and ironed ,washed, and ironed again, using it in my art work! There are always surprises!
i am so impressed with prompt card and the ideas you materialized, the board/card series games where super!aAd that your "arted" everyday shows discipline!
sonja said...
thank you to all that passed through my tent of my arts. #86 this last weekend
i hope to hear from the lady that picked out 6 bags and the stylist that chose the rainbow fabric, as we discussed!
aloha, sonja

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