Wednesday, March 24, 2010

53rd Zilker Garden Festival

I am so excited about this weekend! It's the 53rd Zilker Garden Festival and the weather forecast is beautiful. It should be 80 on Saturday and 72 on Sunday. You cannot ask for better weather for hanging out at an art and garden show.

This event is unique in that it is in the Zilker Botanical Gardens at 2220 Barton Springs Road. You get to stroll through an amazing array of plants and flowers, which in itself is a great way to spend the day, but on March 27th and 28th you also get to buy plants and visit with artists. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, costs $5 for adults and $3 for children, and will feature live music, kids crafts, and many other special finds.

We have three EtsyAustin Team members who will be presenting their wares at Zilker Botanical Garden this weekend. The team is filled with such amazing artists and crafts people, and it is a real honor to be able to present with some of them this weekend.

Brandy of Pigsey Art makes the greatest journals out of rebound, recycled books. It is so fun to watch people find a book that they loved as a kid or one that their grandmother used to read to them. You can see that happy memory wash over their face. Brandy spends hours at bookstores looking for titles that may have been thumbed through too often for people to want to read them, and gives them a new life with a new author.

Amy of Craft Chi works in lots of different mediums that all stem from her great ability to draw. She screen prints house wares, accessories, paper, and t-shirts. She can even create a screen with your own design that you can use at home. Amy also makes rubber stamps. The organic cloth she uses for her tea towels and pillows make you want to touch them. Her crisp graphics still have a soft flow to them that feel light and bold all at the same time.

This weekend, you can also see me, Megan of demiduval, for all of your functional metalworking needs. There will be plenty of new plants you will not be able to leave without, so you’ll definitely need a stainless steel flower pot to put them in. Please look for me at booth 700.

Hope to see you there!

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