Today my mom and I made a day of local art events. After a brunch at Marie Catrib's, we headed to the art show at Trinity Lutheran, located at Fulton near Robinson. Their tables displayed pottery, handcrafted boxes, and woven scarves. I picked up two skeins of yarn for a friend and we headed on our way. We stopped at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) for the Eames Furniture exhibit. I love the building and as the sun peeked through the clouds and lit the other buildings around the art museum, I was reminded why I like living in GR. Susan and Erika's line at >>FWD was the event that the day was leading up to and I was not disappointed. The rest of the day is pictured below.
1. Diggie Pirate
After losing an eye, Diggie went for a pirate look with a patch over one eye. This only adds to his character, making him all the heart-ier for the home.
2. The Wall of Purses
Here is part of the wall of purses. Swimmie is featured inside the one to the farthest left. These bags are adorable, made of vintage fabric and featuring antique buttons.
3. Gus + PB and Bread
While Susan and Erika set up for the debut, I went to check on Gus. This piece of bread with organic peanut butter held his attention as I ate (and photographed). (Don't worry, he was not tantalized. He shared a piece of bread with me, too.)
4. People at >>FWD
If you squint at this photo, you can see the people in >>FWD, checking out the homemade shirts, sock monkeys and pillows.
5. Wall of Aprons
None of my pictures did the aprons justice, unfortunately. However, there are two empty nails next to those two aprons so a couple went home with others!
6. The Other Side of the Wall of Purses
Two of my favorite bags are in this photo. :) Can you guess which ones they are? The bags are displayed against a brown furry background with the evening bags on the far left.
7. Evening Bag
One of the evening bags made by Susan.
8. My Haul
My mom and I came away with these cuties. From left to right: Swimmie, Diggie Bitey, Diggie Petty. The Batsies were so tempting...
So there it is, a slice of local art life. Hope to see you all again soon.