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Monday, August 25, 2008

Sketchin' at the Faire - Part III

I must admit however that my favorite part of festivals, sketching and people watching is the kids...

So many darling little people -

jesters, peasants, squires -

and knights in training -

Very much their own little selves. I love that young yet strong sense of identity and individuality-

-complete with sense of wonder and magic and infinite possibility attached....

(the animals are pretty darn fun too)


(ok, I drew *everything*. Smattering of the pages and pages of 5-10 minute sketches we did all afternoon shown above)

We ended the evening with a most wondrous dinner at the Bors Hede Inne - traditional, period fare served sans fork and sans plate (you do get trencher bread), and with some serenading by the innkeeper. Lovely, lovely day....

14 comments:

moreidlethoughts said...

4.30pm is probably not the right time to read about mediaeval feasts...
If I manage to get to Canada next summer I'll try to time it for this event.Meanwhile, I enjoy from afar.

Joanna said...

Looks a wonderful fair and your so good at capturing people and characters.

Vickie said...

Love your pictures and sketches. It sounds like such a lovey way to spend a day finding inspiration! You're right, kids are the greatest. They seem to be just themselves at that moment. It's great.

Sandi McBride said...

I loved this post. It was so very cheerful and yet with a longing there...wonderful!
hugs
Sandi

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Bors Hede sounds like quite the experience as well!!! And, just wow, you are soo good at capturing the kids...

sketched out said...

Wow, does that ever look like fun! The Bors Hede Inne sounds fantastic too! Thanks for sharing the experience.

Jennifer Rose said...

I want that first kids hat :p

really nice drawings :)

leslie said...

Isn't that the best place for subject matter?
I have a Arte Y Pico Award for you at my blog. Come see...

The Ms. S said...

Great pics of the children.
You have a storytellers eye for capturing the vignettes that make up the heart of the event.

Chris.P said...

What a great event tara. I feel the envy taking over me again:¬)

And what a perfect place to end the day. We have a number of meaderies here in Cornwall where you sit at thick wooden benches in old stone halls. You eat with your fingers but they do provide plates:¬)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh, aren't the little ones cute! Lovely sketches!

Merisi said...

That little fellow with his fun hat is so adorable, as is the little girl, not to forget the lamb. I love the composition of the lamb photo, the colors too.

Eric Orchard said...

I've come back and visited this post a number of times. Really magical.

Kathleen said...

Tara, Nice sketches! It looks like you had fun...