Tuesday, May 17, 2011

It's That Time Of Year!

This Saturday, May 21, is the 49th annual Mountain Laurel Festival in my hometown of Clarkesville. I'm probably not the only one who has experienced firsts at this festival. Five years ago I was an excited 11-year-old, ready to do her first art show set up with the mindset of demonstrating and showing her cards, with not many to sell. The second year was even more exciting. It was the first time I had ever attempted selling my framed pictures. People actually bought them. I went home feeling so rich.

This year I will mostly bring corn husk dolls to sell, with maybe a picture or two. Many of my friends will also be there, my brother and his friend Calvin will be playing stringed instruments with a group of other bluegrass musicians. The Clarkesville Garden Club will be selling plants. John Kollock will be sketching children for free from 10:00-2:00 (ages 2 to 10). My friend Elizabeth will be selling jewelry and who knows what kind of art Miss Cecile and Miss Becky will doing. Those are just people who I know who will be there. There are a lot of other people who will be around too. The ones I mentioned and I will be in the Mauldin House Gardens. A lot of other vendors will be on the square. I think food and more music will be in Pitt's Park. The parade, which goes through the town square starts at 10:00 a.m.


  1. I saw a picture of your corn husk dolls on Facebook. They are great!

  2. I'm glad you like my corn husk dolls. Thank you so much for all of your encouraging comments! Have a great day!