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Spring 2013 Beehive Bazaar wrap up

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…
Beehive Bazaar goods may 2013From 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.

Beehive Bazaar 2013 goods1) Beaded necklaces by Mineral and Matter. 2) Art by Caitlin Connolly. 3) Hand painted nesting dolls and house by Handmade by Kaarina. 4) Letterpress card by Ink Run Press.

Spring 2013 beehivebazaar1) Concrete planter edged in gold leaf by Moss and Paper Mache cat by Her Art From the Attic. 2) Art by Jethro Gillespie. 3) Clipboard by Vintage Fern. 4) Doorstop by 4) Fox hand towel by Vintage Fern.

UT artists Spring 2013Artists: 1) J Kirk Richards. 2) Jann Marie Nielsen. 3) Cassandra Barney. 4) Fidalis Buehler. 5) Andrew Ballstaedt. 6) Brian Kershisnik.

the house that lars built spring 2013 beehive bazaar
Paper flowers, large and small by The House That Lars Built.

goods from Spring 2013 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).

handmade goods, various artists1) Lilac watercolor by Birds of AshMae. 2) Yarn and Pom Pom wreath by Evie Ivy Overstreet. 3) Vinyl Scripture bag by Vinylicious. 4) Beaded earrings by Voulez.

drawing horses

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.
1995stillLifeStill life, 1995.

Lee BennionSome Still Want The Moon, 1991.

1991augustStillLifeAugust Still Life, 1991.

1987theBathThe Bath, 1987.

1991thePencilSharpenerThe Pencil Sharpener, 1991.

Lee Udall BennionSelf in Studio, 1983.

1992snowQueenSnow 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.