it was a certain someone's birthday last saturday, so my dad went all the way to mexico to buy her this beautiful blue sombrero ! ... and of course justin had to get in on the act, and found some miracas to wear with the sombrero.
and even though it was mom's birthday weekend, she found something for me at an estate sale sunday morning. all the pins are enameled and are from the 50's or 60's. we thought they were so cool that we went onto ebay to look for some more. it seems that lots of folks think they're pretty too, because bidding was fierce for collectors of this kitsch.
on my way back from there to here, i stopped to visit some friends for an overnight visit .... meet leanne & will. i met leanne about 11 years ago as a work study student at penland school. i can still see her in her blue painted boots and colored hair, offering me a beverage choice of boxed red wine or canned beer, from under her bed in the crafthouse. those were some happy days!
i love her work! she even sells some of her pieces on ebay. but i was fortunate enough to pick a couple of treasures from a shelf in her studio.