"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Thursday, August 13, 2015

It's County Fair Time!

I love the County Fair. The world is moving so fast that something slow paced is a welcomed reprieve.  I discovered the County Fair since we moved to New Mexico.  Now I have been to fairs to include even state fairs, but I never entered anything I had made.  After moving to New Mexico and adapting to an entirely different lifestyle, I was pleased to have found a place that I could submit items that I had learned to make while transitioning to a farm family in the desert.  I also love sharing items that I have made for the home.

This year I entered a good number of items and have a few photos to share.
The multi colored oil pastel is mine.  Although I enjoyed drawing her, 
I did not receive any ribbons for her.  When I enter, I confess I do love
the ribbons, but I also love that I can share new skills I have learned over
the previous year. 

I made the menorah in this photo.  It is somewhat hard 
to see.  It has a rock base and wire to hold the candles.
I received a second place ribbon on this. 
I entered the hand coiled vase on left side middle.
It is hard to see, but it has a zebra on it, that I made stick out 
from vase and its entire body is on the vase.  I made the mane
stand straight up!  I received a first place ribbon on this as 
well as Reserve Grand Champion!

As a housewife of nearly 27 years, I have made items that decorate my home.  I love putting my touch throughout the home.  For the past 8 years I have had the opportunity to share things I make outside of the home.  It is a mini cheering place for me and I enjoy that even as anonymous as I am that my creations are seen. 

This year I focused a good deal on canning and baking and will share in another post about these items as well as a recipe or two. 


MammaBear said...

I always love to see what you have entered! And your ribbons!

Glenn B said...

I am not big on art, especially modern art, but I have to say there is something about that painting that I think is marvelous. I find it hard to believe it did not win a ribbon. Then again, sadly, most artists' works are not appreciated during the lives of the artists.

All the best,

Anonymous said...

It's been a while since I've had the chance to chat over the virtual back fence, but stopping by is always a great thing for me! I'm thinking about taking a ceramics class in the fall or winter as my life changes...please post another picture of your vase. I love your painting!

Humble wife said...

MB-Jennifer-awe thank you! How are you and the family? I wish you were blogging again!!

Glenn I am not big on art aside from things I make. Until recently I never considered things I make as artistic, instead it has been more part of me, to create things. I have always done it, and spend a lot of time doing this. Since taking a drawing and painting class, I have been kind of surprised to realize I create art things~lol. Actually they are for my very own art gallery and are only seen on the walls and shelves of my home(and the kids now)! By the way, thank you for your kind words about the face. The more I look at it the more I like it and think I am going to have Bill make me a log frame for it to hang in the house!

Oh Liz, I love when you visit, and enjoy our chats over the blogity fence! I will share the vase when I get it home as I do love the mane and want to share :)