At Beekman 1802, we are always inspired by the artisans we work with to create our products, but we also get inspired by people we meet “along the way”. We met artist Liz Carren at an event earlier this year and were inspired by her “starting life over” story. She’ll be one of the 150 vendors at this year’s Sharon Springs Harvest Festival. Find her booth and say ‘hi’.
The Beekman Boys are true to their words, they said they would do it and they did! A little, make that A LOT, of PR for Heirloom Charlie and so The Botanical Beauties & Beastiestoo!!!!! Heirloom Charlie IS UP and On the Beekman Boys – 1802 Beekman Website ( http://beekman1802.com/heirloom-charlie/) and FB page (https://www.facebook.com/FabulousBeekmanBoys) …ahem, they have 94,852 Likes on their FB page- it’s got to help our PR and help get us to our goal of helping feed some families that need a bit of help!
Join us at The Harvest Fest this weekend!
and from The Beekman Website as well…
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.–T. Roosevelt
When we started the Sharon Springs Harvest Festival 5 years ago, we dreamed it to be an occasion to celebrate the harvest from our local farmers and a day to bring the community together. The first year we were thrilled when 500 people showed up to the one day event. Last year, imagine our surprise when over 8000 people over two days came to visit our little village. Why? No other reason than it’s a weekend to acknowledge what is good about small town America. We want you to come by and say ‘hi’ to everyone.”
• And More big news. Every time We, The Botanical Beauties & Beasties and myself, are out and about in public, at shows or wherever, many folks ask, “Where’s the book?” “Do you have a book out yet?” Or, I hear them say, “You know, you ought to write a book” and on and on it goes, Well, 2 years later, I am finally “on it” – I am actually writing a book. I have about 1/2 of it drawn and the first draft of the words are also about 1/2 down on paper, well actually in the computer so digital paper. I plan it to be a series, starting with Heirloom Charlie, and for small children. Each book will feature one character, introduce another (which will naturally be the next in the series) and gently tell about the characters story/cause. The last part of each book will be about community and helping one another in the small and big details. I am hoping to be able to keep all the cost down, and be able to “package” 3 or 4 of the books together with ribbon, much like a “card packs” I do now. I’m excited, and working away over here in my land of BBB3! If anyone has any great ideas, or knowledge that can help- please, bring it on!
I must go down to the seaS again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face and a grey dawn breaking.
I must go down to the seaS again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.
– John Masefield
It was last weekend…I was hot, tired frustrated therefore my coping skills were close to zero and so sadness was washing over me… I was in the middle of a 2 day show, and that is just a boat load of work. After a Friday eve set up with a few mishaps, and a full day of show sales, and heat, I was pretty much a dishcloth ready to be wrung out to hung up to dry. Thank goodness for old friends and the sea. I will just call the friends SMG to protect their privacy. I quietly roll (hybrid so it is virtually silent) into their driveway and puddle into their couch. First a wonderful glass of wine meets my hand- already it’s getting better! Then S says, let’s go down to the boat and float , watch the sunset and breathe some restorative sea air. It was perfect! We did not leave the mooring, which was also perfect for it required no extra energy! M happily puttered and played, we contentedly sipped our wine, watched the waters swirl, the sun hide, and the sea healed a tired soul – mine. Thanks to wonderful friends who just “get it”, and wonderfully happen to have an amazing sailboat we could sit upon, and the sea with all her rhythms of sight, sound, and motion. Dinner, a good nights sleep, and Sunday was indeed a new day which went easier than the day before. Keep on trucking….
107 Vendor spots to be filled with visual pleasures for your eyes! 31st Annual Narragansett Art Festival. Yes that reads Art, not arts and/or crafts fair. That means you see new and different items if you are a frequent weekend show goer!
Heirloom Charlie, just couldn’t resist- he left today for he is riding his tractor down! The rest of us will be there and ready bright and early Saturday (and Sunday) morning!
Free Admission…. June 22 and 23 — 9 am to 5 pm Veterans Memorial Park – that would be right next to the Historic Towers and the water! All in lovely Narragansett R.I.
In case you get hungry, 2 invited Food trucks, and tons of good eats all over Narragansett.
We will be there with our “goods” – art prints, Mini Arts, i.e. cards, Handmade lacquered boxes and trays and a few Beauties on mugs. Come on down and join the visual feast.
Finally – you get to see the whole Botanical Beauty! You read his story the other day… and now you get to see him as well. In case you are wondering about his less obvious ‘parts’ – His hair is dill, chest is a Cheromoya, thighs are star fruit, feet are small onions, pitch fork is Rhubarb, and he is walking on ginger root! Hope he makes you smile, and think about sustainability across all the parts of your day.