Yesterday Laurel and I went to the always-wonderful Salem Art Fair & Festival in Bush Park. It’s fairing through the weekend, closing Sunday at 6, so if you live around here, don’t miss it.
My artistic goal this year was to buy a coffee cup. I found that there are many more artists who sell earrings and women’s clothes than coffee cups. I finally found one I liked as we were almost ready to sit down and listen to music.
As soon as I bought something for myself, the fair seemed a lot more fun. Merely shopping seems to be a mood elevator for women; for men, it’s buying. Now that my credit card was warmed up, I wanted to keep the action rolling.
A photograph of a Taoist monk by King Wu caught my eye. I had seen it at last year’s fair and liked it then. I liked it even more now. I bought an 8 X 10 to add to my King Wu collection of China photos. Now I have four. He’s a great photographer. Read his story of the photo--fascinating.
Pepe and the Bottle Blondes put on a great twilight show. Especially the blondes. But once in a while I looked at Pepe too. I enjoyed his sense of humor. “You know how it is when you lean back in a chair and feel like you’re about to fall over? I feel that way all the time.”
Me too, amigo.