Good morning. Finally, we are going to have another nice day – 73º with sunshine. Now that’s my kind of day. It will be a good day to go out and about.
Day 149. It was a bit chilly and windy but we still had a good time checking out some of the local stores. Last fall when we came to visit we went through the Artisan Center. This time we walked around the Artisan Village. Some of the stores weren’t open. I guess store hours are much like an artistic persons’ creative juices; sometimes they are working and sometimes they don’t. Those stores that were open were very interesting to look through. As a crafter myself I really admire the creativity.
I especially appreciated the time a few of the artisans took with us to show and tell us about their craft. In the Weston Glass Studio we were invited into the back room to watch them work. This day they were using some of the scraps to make buttons. They even offer workshops and classes if you would like to try to create something yourself.
Another shop we visited was Weaver’s Bottom Craft Studio. The owner, Neil Colmer was busy at a loom creating coasters. It doesn’t sound like much, but the patterns created are all so different and beautiful. He took time to talk to us about the loom he was working on and a few of the other looms he had in the store. He told us about the history of each of the looms and he told us how each loom worked a bit differently. One of the looms works much like an organ. You could tell, even after all the years he had been doing this, he still enjoyed his craft. Now that is the perfect job.
There are many other shops in this area of town that are worth exploring. I would love to go back again when the weather is nicer and more stores are open. Maybe in the fall when we come back again for another visit.
Loving our lifestyle. Have a great day.
Until next time,