away for the weekend: open studios and small town fencery

Thursday, May 29, 2014

open studios and small town fencery

Last weekend was Open Studio weekend throughout Vermont
and I enjoyed two days of visiting artist's studios,
chatting with the artists and learning a little about them, their art, and their creative process.
Oh my - so much talent out there - I am completely in awe!

Sunday brought us to the quaint village of Brandon.


Where we found an eclectic mix of old charm,


and whimsy - this guy was outside a shop of "Antiques and Found Objects"
Hmm - not sure - found object? 


and charming homes


 lots of marble...
Comedy? - yes, please!


and - yippee - we finally have flowers.

And as much as I enjoyed visiting the many studios and gazing at the variety of
stained glass, art quilts, furniture, paintings, jewelry...
we didn't walk away with any treasures this year -
and that's okay - I'm already looking forward to next year.

I'm joining TexWisGirl for Good Fences

32 comments:

  1. What a fun weekend that must have been....love your captures of Brandon and that turquoise house is wonderful!!

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  2. oh, LOVE that last view of the rugged fence! and the first view of the mill! and the rusty peacock! okay, the loudly painted house i'd not want to live across from, but... :)

    thanks (in advance) for linking in!

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  3. (i just got back and saw you hadn't linked in yet, so i linked you up. hope you don't mind!)

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  4. Yep! it certainly is an eclectic mix of lovely fences especially the last shot.

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  5. I liked your fence mix . . . great photos . . .

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  6. Oh that waterfall in your 1st shot is wonderful.
    Loved the home with the different colors and the nice fence.
    Also your flowers and fence is so pretty. I love Bleeding Hearts.

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  7. Great post. I really enjoyed visiting you. I followed on Bloglovin.
    I'll be back.

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  8. What a fun weekend! I love the old mill and the rustic old fence and flowers in the last photo.

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  9. I do love that last shot. What a great, rustic fence.

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  10. Really pretty images Karen, looks like a great spot to wander around!! I too and a bit of a a window shopper, love to look, have enough stuff.....

    I am making soap this weekend, I wanted you to be the first to know, no laughing is permitted ;)

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  11. These tours always leave you thinking about things you saw and what they mean.

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  12. Beautiful images! I enjoy viewing other artists works as well, gets my creative juices flowing with some new ideas.

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  13. The photos are all lovely but the last one is my favorite.

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  14. Beautiful photos from this pretty old village! Absolutely charming houses and fences but I like more the bird object. Glad you enjoyed the studios visit :)

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  15. How fun! I'm always in awe of peoples talents.

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  16. Brandon looks like a beautiful place to spend a spring day Karen :) and I bet it's absolutely breathtaking in autumn.

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  17. Love the fences, but the views behind each one are simply beautiful!

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  18. Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Love how you captured your day, especially the fence row with the gorgeous flowers!

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  19. I echo Cathy in saying, "I love how you captured your day.." That wooden fence in the last shot was just as charming as the brightly painted house. Would love either one in my neighbourhood.

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  20. What a beautiful town. Have a great weekend!

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  21. Sometimes the right thing just isn't there. Maybe next year. The fun was in the looking though I bet.

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  22. Great post! Love the photos...that aqua blue house, oh yes! :-) I would love to see an open studio of various artists. I bet that was really interesting! Love your flowers! I know you'll be so happy to see Maggie again! What a MAJOR accomplishment!

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  23. Looks like you had a great time. Wiked awesome ~ lol
    Great fence post photo , now that's my kind of spot to relax ~ bleeding hearts blooming and the rustic split rail,green grass Ahh.
    Scarborough Fair was the tune , were you singing it at 2 am ;)

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  24. Sometimes just the looking is a loy of fun as you have shown, Karen. And there's always photos you can take to share.

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  25. Simply beautiful---you did an awesome job capturing the mood of the entire weekend in your snaps!! Thanks for sharing, and Cheers

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  26. i love that colorful little house!

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  27. We do love these artist studio tour both here in southern Minn. and neighboring Wisc. I do have no talent in any of these areas but love to watch the class blowers, pottery makers and wood carvers...:)

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  28. Oh, I would have loved to seen all of those with you! Love chatting with other artists!
    And yay for finally having flowers. What a tough winter it was for y'all!

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  29. What a fun and unique artists event!

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