RedBarn Art Meander Notes-2015

In the books….one more successful, 3-day art event out here on the western edge of the Minnesota prairie region.  We are tucked in along the Big Stone Lake Area; 26 mile long headwaters of the meandering Minnesota River Valley.   Each year brings something new and special.  As one who likes to take photos…..I seem to capture very little of it on film(digital)!!!!  Did I think I had a few other things to attend to?   My sweet Sony has  a few Meander remnants to share.

Big thanks to all who attended, volunteered, made art, covered the event, worked to make it happen.  Art is a great starting place for communities to grow, come together and welcome everyone in, don’t you think?   Whether  the art-journey takes you on a paved downtown city street or onto this gravel, little bit dusty, slow-down-over-the-bridge township road leading to the RedBarn, you are headed for something good.

RedBarn shoppers.
RedBarn shoppers.
So wonderful to have my sister and nieces stop by.
So wonderful to have my sister and nieces stop by.
More cuties in my tribe.
More cuties in my tribe.
Hmmm.  If your artist friend Kris sticks her tongue out at you as you press the button do you still publish it?  Ok.
Hmmm. If your artist friend Kris stuck her tongue out at you as you pressed the button would you still publish it?    Ok.       
One of my heavy lifters.  Grateful.
One of my heavy lifters. Grateful.
Raised nearly $700 on our 'take a pumpkin and leave a donation for art supplies that will benefit children in a Haitian mountain village' project.  This sweet one won the drawing for our great pumpkin and a few extras to liven up her yard.
Raised nearly $700 on our ‘take a pumpkin and leave a donation for art supplies that will benefit children in a Haitian mountain village’ project. This sweet one won the drawing for our great pumpkin, and a few extras, to liven up her yard.
A good time was had by all!
A good time was had by all!
My dear niece asked for a copy of something that fell out of a book as I was setting up for Meander.  Such important stuff that it simply did not feel like a coincidence.  It's something I'd like to share with everyone.  I hope you can pick your favorite line and think about it on this beautiful October day.  Blessings!
My dear niece asked for a copy of something that fell out of a book as I was setting up for Meander. Such important stuff (thank you Mr. Peale)that it simply did not feel like a coincidence. It’s something I’d like to share with everyone. I hope you have a minute to pick your favorite line out of these great thoughts  on this beautiful October day. Blessings!

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3 thoughts on “RedBarn Art Meander Notes-2015

  1. Always so fun to come to the barn and see what all the venders are doing, have done, and what they offer to us for sale. The Big Red Barn is wonderful and the weekend couldn’t have been nicer for this venue!

    Jean Rixe

  2. Thank you so much for the wonderful quote from Norman Vincent Peale.
    I’m sharing it with both of my choruses: Harmony of the Gorge, which I direct, and the internationally competitive (and current 4th place in the world!) Pride of Portland, with whom I sing bass. Peale’s message is timely and applicable to so many aspects of our lives! Thanks for sharing, Becky!

    1. Wish I could hear you all sing! And thanks for reminding me to go back and read it again, my dear Judy.

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