What Do You Feel?

Isn’t it amazing how deeply art can touch you?

Within minutes of being at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival I was in a man’s booth and one of his art pieces almost brought me to tears.

Later in the day my sister was able to see an artist that I adore and she called me telling me that she could have cried because her art was so touching.

But art doesn’t just move you to tears.  Art can be repulsive and offensive.  It can be dark.  Art can be joyful.  Art can make you laugh out loud.  It can make you think.  It can definitely inspire.  It can bring peace and it can unsettle.

As I walked through hundreds of booths today I was reminded once again about how many gifts we all have.

Not one of the booths looked like another.

Beautiful, authentic, original creativity coming out of each of the artists.

Here are some of my favorite artists from the day and their links.

Cori Dantini

{I actually went today specifically to meet Cori}

I love Cori’s work and she is so kind.  We are currently redoing Madolyn’s room and I will be buying some of Cori’s prints for her new room.

Lisa Norris

She has some really unique dress collages that I wish I could have photographed.  I didn’t bring my camera because I just wanted to take all the art in.  When I am taking photos I think I miss a lot.

Aaron Hequembourg

I pulled these photos off of Aaron’s website.  His work was exquisite.  If you have a chance to ever see he work you will love it.  Some of his art was what moved me so deeply.  I bought the smallest piece that he was selling:-)  I loved talking with him and hearing about the models his uses and all of the salvage pieces that he incorporates.

Ann Wood and Dean Lucker


I really enjoyed their mechanical pieces.  Their art is so affordable and one of the pieces could be like a card.  They are paper with a mechanical piece that reveals a special message.  So unique and very fun.

Brian McGuffey

Brian’s work had amazing textures and his pieces were bold, whimsical and large.

Beverly Hayden

It is fun to meet an artist that is as fun as their art.  Beverly’s personality is definitely part of the joy of seeing her work.  She let the children touch her pieces which was amazing at a show that we had to repeatedly say, “don’t touch”:-)

Lisa Kattenbraker

I loved Lisa’s booth.  Each piece had the most gorgeous colors and I loved all the children she painted.

Amanda Blake

Amanda’s art is stunning.  Why does money not grow on trees?  My favorites pieces were little tiny 2″x3″ original pieces.  Very fun.

Court Lurie

I really enjoyed Court’s abstract paintings.  I am looking forward to experimenting more with this style myself.

Rick Wright

LOVE!!  I am still kicking myself that I didn’t buy one of his sketches!  So lovely.

So, there you have it…my highlights from the art festival.

I may just head back again on my own to look around longer.

 

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  1. Jennifer Rizzo

    These are amazing! I am so bummed I missed our local art show here…. You need to go back on your own to really see everything…

  2. ana smith

    You have a wonderful blog…..have lost myself in the music, pictures and your ramblings. Thank you.

  3. teresa sheeley

    Love it all!! Amanda Blake is one of my very favorites. You are so lucky to be able to see all these great artists work in person. I am really fond of that sketch; I have been sketching like crazy lately.

  4. mgriffin

    Thank you for your introduction to these artists and their works…very creative and lovely! I would have loved to browse the booths with you!

  5. kelly lish

    Jeanne this was so fun to see all of the artists! Thanks for sharing like this. I loved this post! Happy summer time to you sweet girl! xo

  6. Rachel

    HI Jeanne. I love your style and personality that you transfer onto your blog, and into our homes. Very inspirational to me here across the world in little New Zealand! We have an amazing art show similar to this one coming to Wellington soon. I get so overwhelmed by SO MUCH ART that I need to go back a week later to make my final selection – but it is only on for 2 days. Sometimes I come home empty handed, and regret not buying when I had the chance. I hope to fall in love with something this year, and then be able to afford it!!! Keep up the great work. Regards, Rachel

  7. Pearl

    Well hello!
    First of all, I love your blog! So inspiring! And your playlist..my kinda music 😉
    I love all the artwork. amazing!!

    Feel free to stop by.
    Happy 4th!


    Pearl

  8. Tiffany ~ The Fancy Farmgirl

    isn’t cori awesome!! Not only is she an amazing artist, cute as a button, but so incredibly sweet! I have met her several times and adore her, and her work, i own several pieces!!
    xoxo Tiffany

  9. Laura

    We were there at the same time….I too met Cori and fell in love with her work! I can’t wait to order some prints.

    Your work inspires me too…

    xo
    Laura

  10. Lee Ann G.

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful artists with us. I cannot wait to go to their sites and see more of them.

    ?Lee Ann

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