Daniel Santjer who had a booth selling his encaustic paintings and photographs. They looked so much like something Sean (over at Eff-Stop) and/or I might do that I had to go over and introduce myself. A longtime Newport Hills neighbor whom I'd never met before turned out to be an artisan soulmate! I got to meet his lovely wife Margaret and toddling son Joshua, too. This is just the kind of synergy I love with fairs, markets and community events like this!
In this photo, Daniel (on the right) talks to another vendor.
The nicest thing about Dan was his good cheer, reaching out and talking to everyone around him, sharing secrets of his techniques, books about encaustic art and even giving me two of his matted photographs as a good-bye gift. What a guy!
More holiday scenes from the annual Newport Hills Bazaar:
We welcomed Kumon Learning Center recently to our somewhat less empty collection of storefronts and offices in the Newport Hills shopping center. Wishing them well!
The local girl scout troops featured handmade candles for sale to support their activities and spread their own kind of holiday cheer....