San Antonio has a 10-day, city-wide party every year called Fiesta. (If you have not been, you need to come. I will be happy to be your guide.) 🙂
One of my favorite events is the Fiesta Arts Fair, which is a creative explosion held at the Southwest School of Art. Last year I bought a pair of earrings and a beautiful panoramic drawing of butterflies. I went on Saturday with some friends and miraculously stayed on budget. It was not easy, you guys. I wanted to buy everything. (If this book gets published I am in serious danger of spending all the money on beautiful things I don’t really need.)
These two pairs of earrings are made out of vintage tins. Aren’t they beautiful? They’re totally one of a kind, too, which I love. They’re done by Kari Stringer and CeRee Hellums at Fat Cat Jewelry Studio.
Next weekend there’s another (and bigger) Fiesta event called the King William Fair that will have some of these same vendors and tons more. Last year I bought a pair of amber earrings from a jewelry maker from Poland and a hand-drawn map of Mission Trail for my dad for Father’s Day. I can’t wait to see what I find this year. 🙂
Support artists, you guys! And Viva Fiesta!