I went today with B and Spacie and their baby gargie to the big Ren Faire out near Houston, TRF. There weren’t as many neat costumes this year as there were last year, but there were still some good ones. More of that in a minute.
This is becoming a tradition with us, the after Thanksgiving shop for odd things at the Ren Faire goodness (since it is the last weekend and everything is on sale, for the most part), and I love it. Last year I got all kinds of good Christmas presents. This year, since I am mostly done with my Christmas shopping, I got a couple of stocking stuffers, and some really neat wooden roses to put on top of packages, and that was it for Christmas things.
I did get the nicest hand made leather sketchbook with this wonderful cotton rag paper that is designed to roll up for easy handling, and when unrolled, lays flat. It is roughly, 12 by 18 flat, so a good size, nice and big for the art, and the paper is a good tooth for art goodness. I will post pictures of it over in the Dreamwood, where I should be spooging over art.
There were a TON of faeries running around this year. Last year I only saw two or three, but this year they were coming out of the woodwork. You couldn’t even turn around without running over a faerie. Most were not very good, and a lot of the really neat costumes were worn by little old ladies (which was awesome, but they glared a lot or were gone by the time I got my camera out so I didn’t get any pictures of them). My favorite was the red headed faerie with the green wings:
It was a very nice day, and now on to the painting of the new Little Mysteries.