I had occasion to check out the farmers market in Harrison Arkansas while meeting up with my college friends last weekend. Really it was a combination farmers market, antique car show, and craft fair all rolled into one. Consequently it was a bit different than the usual farmers market. For example I have yet to see a "hillbilly picasso" booth in Lawrence or a blacksmith heating up his irons.
On the other hand I am used to seeing happy people selling their produce and hand-made items.
If I looked this good in a crocheted tam you can bet I would have bought one too.
There was one character I met that fell into both the familiar and unusual categories.
I approached her with a bit of trepidation, unsure how she would react to my request to take her photo. As soon as I told her I liked her hat and wondered if I could get her picture she cracked a BIG smile. Her whole face changed and she began to tell me about how much she just loved making things. "I like to create all kinds of things" she said, "I get ideas and I just take off".
A kindred spirit discovered on a Saturday morning at the Harvest Homecoming event in the middle of the town square in Harrison Arkansas.