For me, the real “fireworks” start after July 4th.
I’m not talking about the hand-held sparklers, or the loud firecrackers, or even the color-splashed glittering sky.
I’m talking about the brilliance, the luminosity, the light, the love and the sheer joy inspired by art. This past weekend, I was privileged to attend three amazing festivals: The Central PA Festival of the Arts,
Larry and I spent Saturday sharing book – and Dragon! – love at BookFest:
We connected with author friends… (here I am with the amazingly talented Gayle C. Krause and Denise Kaminsky)
…book-loving friends… (fantastic volunteer Amy and brilliant organizer Maria Burchill of Schlow Centre Region Library, who took such great care of us!)
…and made a TON of new friends! (Yes! I finally got to meet BookFest organizer David Pencek & his adorable son!)
Our Dragons received a lot of love.
And found precious new homes.
Oh! How I wish I could share more pictures of the sweet little faces of Team Dragon, but I would never post a child’s face without their parent’s permission.
I guess it was no surprise that we found Dragons are “drawn” to edible art:
If you give a Dragon a cookie…?
Some Dragons are into “pop” culture:
Although the arts festivals run mid-week through Sunday, our schedules only allowed us to have Sunday free. So we walked four miles of artist booths between the two. (It was heaven!)
Of course, since I ran Larry ragged, I treated him to ice cream:
Okay…um…that might have been mine. YUM! 🙂
And now, head and heart full to overflowing with inspiration…I must write.