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Art Walk and Good Works

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A pretty bunch of flowers I walked past

Today I went to the beautiful downtown 11th Annual Front Porch Artwalk at Historical Mordecai/Oakwood in Raleigh NC. There were several lovely displays of handcrafted art work of quite a span. One man was selling lovely birdhouses, from his front porch. He priced them low, in my estimation, but he told me he just enjoyed making them to keep his mind busy. He reminded me of my late father who loved to do woodworking. It kept his mind and hands busy in his retirement.

It was enjoyable to interact with the vendors and to get to know them. There was no pressure to buy anything, but more an interest in telling about their items. A silk painting artist fascinated me with her works and how much she enjoyed creating such beautiful works of art. She had lovely silk scarves and jackets.

There was a lot of jewelry and all authentic. This was the same with pottery with each artist having their own unique designs.

I wish I had taken a picture of the lady who had the encaustic art paintings. They were so beautifully done. I am not sure I have ever seen anything like them.

I had to spend some money as I purchased some hot pink earrings. You can see some of her work on Instagram and her website Suijinli

Pictures of the artist and her works

Last, but not least I met three ladies who were with the Green Chair Project, offering lovely gift baskets via raffle. As one who likes to feature charitable organizations, I inquired about this interesting group. Here is some information about this organization ABOUT GCP

Their Mission Statement sums it up:

“Working together to provide everyone the comforts of home.
We reuse donated household furnishings to renew lives of participants referred from area programs who are recovering after homelessness, crisis or disaster.”
As one who has given furnishings to organizations, it was nice to learn of another resource that helps people in need.

I took a pictures of the ladies. Here you go.
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It was a great way to spend a Saturday morning and from what I could see there were several others who were enjoying the displays.

This was yet another day of going to an event for free. It was up to us if we wanted to spend money while there. I am already thinking of how I may be on an artist for 2020. 

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