Here’s a recap of the Beehive Bazaar an amazing 5 day handmade and craft event that just wrapped up here in Utah. A sampling of goods and the folks that created them… From top left: 1)The location, The Shops at Riverwoods in Provo Utah, with beautiful Mount Timpanogos in the background. 2) Whimsimobilia– clay and felt goods. 3) Wendy and Peter– prints and hair pretties & My Rusted Roots recycled metal decor. 4) Monster art by Andrew Ballstaedt.
1) Fresh flowers by @Marko1221 (on instagram). 2) Engraved Cutting Board by Alexis Mattox Designs. 3) Felt Ball hot pads by Wacky Woolies. 4)Clay Buttons by Whimsimobilia. 5) Art by Fiona Barney (@barneys_world on instagram).
While we’re on the topic of cowboy boots and country livin’, I need to mention a couple of my favorite country folk. About 20 years ago my lovely spouse made a film called The Potter’s Meal, about Joe Bennion a potter and his family living in rural Utah. His wife and artist Lee Udall Bennion is spotlighted for a moment in the film but remains a bit mysterious. I have always been intrigued by her artwork and The Potter’s Meal left me wishing I had her style and creative mojo… and dreaming I could afford one of her paintings someday. Still life, 1995.
Some Still Want The Moon, 1991.
August Still Life, 1991.
The Bath, 1987.
The Pencil Sharpener, 1991.
Self in Studio, 1983.
Snow Queen, 1992.
So, finally a spotlight of Lee, made this year and just released on YouTube by my afore mentioned lovely spouse. She’s in her studio, speaking inspiring words of doing what makes you happy and living a rich full life- a topic I think we are all sensitive to.
Check it out and subscribe to The Talking Fly for a weekly dose of inspiration. And if we all beg, maybe he’ll get The Potter’s Meal tranferred from film to video for it’s 20th year anniversary.