Happy New Year! We hope you have a wonderful 2016.
The annual Sawdust Art & Craft Festival in Laguna Beach, California is a highly anticipated summer experience. It ends on August 30th, so don’t miss an opportunity to meet over 200 local artisans and buy their designs in person. You will want to go back multiple times. This artist village in Laguna has a refreshing environment between the canyon and beach breeze. Sawdust is spread throughout the grounds and it reminds you that woodworking has been done for this year’s creations. We wore our favorite Chisme Chick leather and handcrafted bracelets. This year, we met new artists and saw some incredible glass blowing demonstrations.
We participated in a pastel workshop and took this photo of our still life arrangement. There was a small bug (featured in this photo) hiding in the vase and watched us add each stroke on the piece of paper.
Be sure to try the on grounds café where they have delicious coffee and desserts. You’ll enjoy the sounds of live music throughout the festival. They also host the Winter Fantasy starting on November 21st-December 20th with many of the same artisans. Be sure to stop by and purchase unique gifts.
Yesterday we attended the Jackalope Art & Craft Fair in Old Pasadena. It’s a two-day event, so be sure to visit today from 11-6pm. They have over two hundred artisans showcasing their work and DIY workshops. We purchased some lovely, handcrafted jewelry. It’s a craft you don’t want to miss!
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” –Abraham Lincoln