I feel obligated to tell about Yesterfest, I have new sketches, too. Oh and also some art links, so get a cup of Jo (should be cup o' Joe, right) and read on.....
Saturday was Yesterfest here in downtown Bastrop. It has changed over the years but is a popular day for folks to be out and about and see some new "old" things. I think it started as a fundraiser for the Opera House. Different organizations built and set up old time buildings and demonstrations down at Fisherman's Park.
The Bastrop Fine Arts Guild joined one year by building an old store front with a big tent on the back where we exhibited paintings for sale. That year, we, artists, painted a scene of downtown Bastrop about 1920 or so. We sold that and made seed money for our group. We provided mat board and acrylic paints for the kids to paint on for free. No one expected to see art at the event so we didn't sell much but we started a tradition.
Now art is a big part of the event. Yesterfest was moved to town, Main Street, a few years ago and is very spread out with music, dancing, story telling, booths with demos and more. It also coincides with Market Days which has arts and craft vendors on Pine Street. The Opera House has a play or two.
This year I decided to paint in front of Art Connections Gallery where I have my pastel paintings exhibited. It was a warm day, but nice in the shade. I could hear the music on one hand and the story telling on the other. I was able to visit with some friends and made some new friends, too.
It always brings back memories to take part in community gatherings. Most of them are good. Ha.
Our husbands, Toby and Gene, also get along very well. We have had some good times together. A few are documented on my blog. If you put Lou Baggett in the search box above it will give you results like this http://jocastilloartblog.blogspot.com/search?q=Lou+Baggett
They have an amazing family and we are lucky to have met them. I hope we see them soon.