Today, the 25th annual “Harvest of the Arts” took place in Wellington, just 7 miles south of Oberlin. It was a beautiful day with lots of sun and the feeling of autumn in the air. There were over 100 artists and crafters from Ohio and adjoining states presenting their creations for sale and the multitude of festival goers were eager to buy! We were very happy and excited to have had as a guest here at Hallauer House Sowmya Parigi, artist and owner of SVA “One’s Own” Creations, Inc. out of Hebron, KY. She and her husband came on Saturday, the day before the festival, so that they could relax and be ready to set up for the show the next day. I really found her eco-friendly art to be in keeping with our personal philosophy of recycling and using natural fabrics and products. At her studio, Sowmya creates one of a kind fabric, water color, & custom art.
As Joe and I perused her art for sale at the festival, we had a hard time making a decision as to which to buy. There were custom painted T-shirts, hand bags, totes, and wine caddies, all with original art and hand painted by the artist. We finally settled on the wine caddie with plans to include this item when we get our winery tour package up and going with Single Tree Winery and other wineries in Lorain County. The picture you see on the right is now ‘My’ wine caddie, but you can select one for yourself or any other of Sowmya’s art work by simply visiting her website at www.sva-creations.com where you can see her products and then order on line. You will not be disappointed!
And be sure to keep in mind and perhaps attend the 26th annual ‘Harvest of the Arts’ in Wellington, OH this time next year. It keeps getting bigger and bigger! And it benefits Herrick Memorial Library. And once again, there is always lots to do in Lorain County, Ohio! So come for a visit! You know you want to!