Here we are getting ready to board our train to Philly for our 7th buying trip for The Creative Wedge, the most awesome gift shop in the ENTIRE world!
The second year we went to Philadelphia an arctic blast hit the day we were leaving. Wedgie B had to drive us all the way home, you know since she is from Chicago and all, while I gripped my seat for 9 hours! We have taken the train or a plane when traveling ever since then. Now granted, it did take us over 9 hours to get home this time on the train BUT neither one of us was driving, the train was mostly empty by the time we were delayed and the bar, I mean dining car was open. So with wine, the snacks that B packed, books and podcasts we managed to muddle through.
Not only did we get to see (and reorder) old favorites such as Haywire Art, Rokoko and Dock 6 Pottery we met some new, super talented folks well!
Such as, Brian Delozier
Brian grew up an active and adventurous kid in eastern Pennsylvania. In 2002 at the age of 16 things changed when he had a serious accident on a ski slope that left him paralyzed from the neck down. Not letting that slow him down, with determination and spirit he is currently able to walk again with the use of crutches.
A few years after his accident, Brian left for Hawaii in search of something more. On his journey through the islands he discovered he loved making artwork using dots which developed into his own unique style of pointillism. He fills the canvas by making one painstaking dot at a time, which eventually produces colorful images. Prior to the accident Brian never would have dreamed that he would one day be an artist.
We picked up several new to us artists and a fella brand new to American Handcrafted events. Unfortunately they are not on the web, crazy, I know. Soooooo you’ll just have to keep an eye out and we’ll post pictures as everything trickles in over the next few months.
How fortunate were we to be so close to NYC while this exhibition was at the Brooklyn Museum. We hopped on a Megabus (very cost effective) and went and to show. It was as amazing as we hoped it would be. Beautiful, touching, inspiring and very personal.
One more quick adventure Monday morning before we got on the train for home!
It was Barbara’s first time to the Magic Gardens and my second, although it’s been quite a long time since I had gone up. It is one of my all time favorite places, it makes my soul sing. If you find yourself up there go and check it out and if time allows take a walking tour. You will be led around the neighborhood to see some of the 100’s of murals Isaiah Zagar has created over the years.
So there you have it folks! A lot of fun, exercise (18-20,000 steps a day), and visual feasts to the eyes. Thanks for reading and checking out our new website.