Monday, May 5, 2014

Getting Ready For The Kentucky Sheep And Fiber Festival

I was asked to paint a 'cut out board that you stick your face through the holes and someone takes your picture' (What on earth is this really called?) for some silly fun at the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival this year.  I think it turned out pretty cute.  Hopefully everyone can recognize the five fiber animals.  Hint - that is NOT a lamb or baby abominable snowman on the bottom!


Huge thanks to 20's Uncle John and Auntie Reg for coming up with the ingenious way to put the boards together when we get to the festival!


Poor Iris hates to have her picture taken.  I did manage to get one with her eyes open.  Sort of.  Usually she's got them squinted shut in nervous embarrassment.  I had an old "Lassie" collie years ago that LOVED to have his picture taken.  You didn't even have to ask.  If I pulled the camera out, he'd run over to wherever I had it pointed :-).


Tilly's not big on pictures either. 

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I'm not good at self-promotion (I feel like Iris and Tilly staring into a camera!) but on May 17th and 18th...

  • The sheep have volunteered to be part of a Kissing Booth special edition of Hug a Sheep Day both afternoons (1:00 - 3:00) to help raise money for the local 4-H and FFA. 
  • And...I'm going to teach a workshop this year, Blogging with a Side of Photography.  We are going to talk a little about blogging and how one would go about getting started and then get into the best part of blogging, the pictures.  I'll share some of my favorite photography tips, kick you in the butt encourage you to dig out your camera's (any type of camera!) owner's manual to really step up your skills and then we'll head out into the festival area and take some pictures.

It will be a fun weekend for sure!




22 comments:

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello From Michigan,

Your cut out art is fantastic. Lovely work. Now could the bottom fluffy one be a Bunny???

I look forward to visiting with you at your booth. I hope we have a super sunny weekend. Hugs Judy

Valerie said...

What cute art! I love it! Iris and Tilly are beauties. My Tia is not very cooperative for photo ops either. =) Must be a doggy thing. Thanks for the smiles this morning. Blessings and Sunshine, Valerie

Sandra Morris said...

Your art is wonderful!!
How fun!
Sounds like a great festival. Wish I lived a little closer.

Spinners End Farm said...

Perfect Sara, just perfect! Someday I will make it down to this festival....

Michelle said...

Jackson is like Tilly; Dozer smiles for the camera.

Susan said...

:( I wanna go. Darn it. I bet that cutout thingy will be a massive hit! We expect LOTS of pictures. I am so glad it was a false alarm on the Elizabeth front. When they get to that age you find yourself holding your breath every morning. Tilly's profile reminds me of Bernie - she was camera-shy as well.

karen said...

I bet you will have tons of fun! Love going to our little local fiber festival :)

Terry said...

I would love to go. Someday I will.

Lori Skoog said...

Sara! You did a great job with this big painting! I would recognize your work anywhere! Uncle John and Auntie Reg sure are good buddies...always there when you need 'um. You are going to have a great time at the Fiber Festival...I'm sure you will be taking hundreds of photos. And ahemmmmmm. Were you thinking of me when you posted the part about the "owner's manual?" Enjoy!

I need orange said...

I wish I were close enough to stop by! Wishing you a wonderful time, and I know there's no need to wish you many eager customers, but I would, if I thought there were need. :-)

MarmePurl said...

All winter we talked of taking a Harley trip to KY right around the time of the festival. The perfect something for him, something for her trip. Then realized it was the same weekend as our son's graduation. We are going to have to do the good parent thing, I guess.

Alice said...

WOW! What a great cutout! This should be a sure fun event at the festival. No forgetting where these Kodak memories were made!!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Looking forward to lots of photos of the festival since I am way to far away to make the trip. And don't forget to post lots of pictures of "20" manning the booth. Have a fun weekend, good job on the artwork.

Fiona said...

Awesome face photo thingy! Iris has the same AVOID EYE CONTACT..look as my dog did! Hey I'm a Border Collie....no need to take a photo..you know I am a great dog!

LannieK said...

How cool! That will be so fun and I am sure there will be some silly pix. :-) I wish I was closer so I could take your class - one of these comimg years! Have a great time - take lots of pictures - have fun and hug those sheep for me!

LannieK said...

PS. Could they be...llama, alpaca, sheep, goat and... a cute, fuzzy angora rabbit . . . .??? The sweet fiber animals we all love :-)

Jan baby said...

Very cool cutout! Now you need to sell pink hearts for the people in the cutouts to put on their mouth/nose for "authenticity"! Love it!

Jan baby said...

Very cool cutout! Now you need to sell pink hearts for the people in the cutouts to put on their mouth/nose for "authenticity"! Love it!

small farm girl said...

AAAAAuuuuugggghhhhhh!!!!! I would have LOVED to come to your class! I'm bumbed because we are having our neighbors suprise anniversary party that day. Double AUGH!!!!!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Good to see a photo of Iris! Oh and Tilly too! I am not sure what they call that kind of board where you stick your head through for a photo...maybe a photo op! :)

Miha Giustina said...

First there is one dog there. And then there are two.:-). Like in a cartoon.

Very cute cutouts!

Mandy Pedigo said...

Kentucky here I come! I mentioned the festival to my husband and it just so happens he was thinking road trip! Hope to see you and the sheep this weekend.

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